The long-anticipated winners of the prestigious science fiction and fantasy Hugo Award were announced as part of the 80th World Science Fiction Convention last night, September 2. As part of my coverage of this five-day event, here are the winners.
The award for Best Novel (obviously one of the more ancitipated categories) did not, interestingly enough, go to (the seemingly ubiquitous, especially lately) George R. R. Martin; instead, Jo Walton’s Among Others had that honor. Nevertheless, Martin’s work did make an appearance among the winners list – the HBO series for his Game of Thrones received the award for Best Dramatic Presentation (Long Form).
Another series that’s been popular lately, Doctor Who, received the Best Dramatic Presentation (Short Form) award for one of its episodes, “The Doctor’s Wife,” penned by the ever-popular Neil Gaiman. This comes straight on the heels of the premiere of long-awaited series 7 of Doctor Who yesterday.
The other winners follow:
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 (Tor.com)
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 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