The Hugo Awards were announced last month.
Both authors have new books out this year. Bacigalupi’s novel, Ship Breaker is about a futuristic world, where teenaged Nailer scavenges copper wiring from grounded oil tankers for a living. When he finds a beached clipper ship with a girl in the wreckage, he has to decide if he should strip the ship for its wealth or rescue the girl.
Mieville’s Kraken is a bit of an homage to HP Lovecraft. Tentacles ahoy!