Monday, September 03, 2012

All Hail the Hugos

Authors Jo Walton, Kij Johnson, Neil Gaiman and Ken Liu, along with the TV series Game of Thrones and Doctor Who, are among the recipients of the 2012 Hugo Awards, given out annually by the World Science Fiction Convention (aka “Worldcon”). Presentations were made yesterday during Chicon 7, held in Chicago.

Best Novel: Among Others, by Jo Walton (Tor)

Best Novella:The Man Who Bridged the Mist,” by Kij Johnson (Asimov’s Science Fiction, 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), created by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss; written by David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, Bryan Cogman, Jane Espenson, and George R.R. Martin; directed by Brian Kirk, Daniel Minahan, Tim van Patten and Alan Taylor (HBO)

Best Dramatic Presentation (Short Form): “The Doctor’s Wife” (Doctor Who), written by Neil Gaiman; directed by Richard Clark (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

A full rundown of this year’s Hugo finalists can be found here.



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