Awards: the Hugos have been announced

Published On August 14, 2017 | By Joe Gordon | Awards, Books, Comics

Over the weekend the annual Worldcon took place, and that means the prestigious Hugo Awards were announced, one of the major landmarks in world science fiction and fantasy, taking in novels, novellas, editors, short stories, film, television and comics. Delighted to hear that the attempts in previous years by certain hate-filled groups determined to try and game the awards nominations to oust women or writers of different ethnic groups, have been thwarted by the changes those attempts provoked, and indeed it’s good to see several female creators prominent in the awards, including NK Jemisin and Seanan McGuire, while Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda’s luscious Monstress took the Best Graphic Story category and the female-lead film adaptation of Arrivel took Best Dramatic Presentation (longform). The winners in full were:

Best Novel: The Obelisk Gate, by N. K. Jemisin (Orbit Books)

Best Novella: Every Heart a Doorway, by Seanan McGuire (Tor.com publishing)

Best Novelette: “The Tomato Thief”, by Ursula Vernon (Apex Magazine, January 2016)

Best Short Story: “Seasons of Glass and Iron”, by Amal El-Mohtar (The Starlit Wood: New Fairy Tales, Saga Press)

Best Related Work: Words Are My Matter: Writings About Life and Books, 2000-2016, by Ursula K. Le Guin (Small Beer)

Best Graphic Story: Monstress, Volume 1: Awakening, written by Marjorie Liu, illustrated by Sana Takeda (Image)

Best Dramatic Presentation (Long Form): Arrival, screenplay by Eric Heisserer based on a short story by Ted Chiang, directed by Denis Villeneuve (21 Laps Entertainment/FilmNation Entertainment/Lava Bear Films)

Best Dramatic Presentation (Short Form): The Expanse: “Leviathan Wakes”, written by Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby, directed by Terry McDonough (SyFy)

Best Editor – Short Form: Ellen Datlow

Best Editor – Long Form: Liz Gorinsky

Best Professional Artist: Julie Dillon

Best Semiprozine: Uncanny Magazine, edited by Lynne M. Thomas & Michael Damian Thomas, Michi Trota, Julia Rios, and podcast produced by Erika Ensign & Steven Schapansky

Best Fanzine: Lady Business, edited by Clare, Ira, Jodie, KJ, Renay, and Susan

Best Fancast: Tea and Jeopardy, presented by Emma Newman with Peter Newman

Best Fan Writer: Abigail Nussbaum

Best Fan Artist: Elizabeth Leggett

Best Series: The Vorkosigan Saga, by Lois McMaster Bujold (Baen)

John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer: Ada Palmer (1st year of eligibility)

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Joe Gordon
Joe Gordon is ForbiddenPlanet.co.uk'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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