Welcome back to “Community Round-Up,” which highlights all the latest fun and news within the Wheel of Time and Sci-Fi/Fantasy community.
First up, the Hugo Award has its list of Finalists! Our sponsor Tor, and its subsidiary Tor.com, have four novels up in the Best Novel category:
The City in the Middle of the Night, by Charlie Jane Anders (Tor; Titan)
Gideon the Ninth, by Tamsyn Muir (Tor.com Publishing)
A Memory Called Empire, by Arkady Martine (Tor; Tor UK)
Middlegame, by Seanan McGuire (Tor.com Publishing)
The other two novels nominated are:
The Light Brigade, by Kameron Hurley (Saga; Angry Robot UK)
The Ten Thousand Doors of January, by Alix E. Harrow (Redhook; Orbit UK)
The Wheel of Time series was not nominated, but Dragonmount contributor Adam Whitehead was nominated for Best Fan Writer! We wish him the best of luck as voting begins later in April. You can find more information on casting your ballot here.
Most of you saw (and voted) in the March Madness Fandom Madness matchup hosted by the fansite Winter is Coming. Unsurprising, to us at least, Moiraine Damodred won the whole tournament! Here’s what the organizers have to say:
Our Fandom Madness tournament spanned six rounds and included 64 beloved characters from the realms of sci-fi and fantasy. After weeks of voting by you the fans, we have arrived at the big moment. Despite entering as just a 15 seed, The Wheel of Time’s Moiraine Damodred eliminated all challengers en route to the championship. Moraine becomes our first ever Fandom Madness champion, and will no doubt enter next year’s tournament as a much higher seed!
You can read the details of the matchup here.
Dragonmount’s Wheel of Time Community Show has two new episodes to keep you entertained while stuck at home. In one, Kitty Rallo dives into the directors of the Amazon Prime television show. She also speculates about the titles and the timing of the shows versus the books. And in the second Lanfear is back and giving advice on parenting (and flouting the quarantine rules).
And let’s wrap up with some great memes!
This is an oldie but a goodie from our friends at Ta’veren Tees.
Something we're all excited to hear someone say in the Amazon Prime show:
And since Lanfear is so hot right now....
This meme from the Facebook group Screw You All, I Love Wheel of Time, can stand on its own, but sometimes the comments can make it more meaningful.
That's all I have for today. I'm super excited about the Hugo nominations. Which of the nominees for Best Novel have you read?
Edited by Mashiara Sedai