Awards: the Hugos

Published On September 3, 2012 | By Joe Gordon | Awards, Books, Comics, Conventions and events

Over the weekend one of the major events in the science fiction calendar, the Worldcon, took place (this year it was Chicon 7, being held in Chicago again), and with it, of course, came the announcement of the prestigious Hugo awards for this year, which were:


Best Novel: Among Others by Jo Walton (Tor) – you can read an excerpt on the excellent Tor science fiction site here

Best Novella: “The Man Who Bridged the Mist” by Kij Johnson (Asimov’s, September/October 2011)

Best Novelette: “Six Months, Three Days” by Charlie Jane Anders (

Best Short Story: “The Paper Menagerie” by Ken Liu (The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, March/April 2011)

Best Related Work: The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, Third Edition edited by John Clute, David Langford, Peter Nicholls, and Graham Sleight (Gollancz)

Best Graphic Story: Digger by Ursula Vernon (Sofawolf Press)

Best Dramatic Presentation (Long Form): Game of Thrones (Season 1) (HBO)

Best Dramatic Presentation (Short Form): “The Doctor’s Wife” (Doctor Who) (BBC Wales)

Best Editor (Short Form): Sheila Williams

Best Editor (Long Form): Betsy Wollheim

Best Professional Artist: John Picacio

Best Semiprozine: Locus, edited by Liza Groen Trombi, Kirsten Gong-Wong, et al.

Best Fanzine: SF Signal, edited by John DeNardo

Best Fan Writer: Jim C. Hines

Best Fan Artist: Maurine Starkey

Best Fancast: SF Squeecast, Lynne M. Thomas, Seanan McGuire, Paul Cornell, Elizabeth Bear, and Catherynne M. Valente

The John W. Campbell Award for the best new professional science fiction or fantasy writer of 2010 or 2011, sponsored by Dell Magazines (not a Hugo Award): E. Lily Yu

Well done to all the winners, especially big congrats go to the mighty Langford, Clute et all for their monumental efforts with the new Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, a truly massive effort and an excellent resource for all geeks (and free to use online, you really should have bookmarked it by now). Congrats also to Ursula Vernon for flying the comics flag so successfully at the Worldcon and also to Neil Gaiman for his gong for his long-awaited Doctor Who script (an episode which still makes me smile)

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Joe Gordon is’s chief blogger, which he set up in 2005. Previously, he was professional bookseller for over 12 years as well as a lifelong reader and reviewer, especially of comics and science fiction works.

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