2013 Hugo Awards Celebrate the Work of Genre Superstars Scalzi, Whedon, and Martin

If you're a sci-fi or fantasy fan, you're probably used to seeing your favorite things get habitually excluded from the big mainstream world of awards and accolades. That's okay, though, because we nerds have the Hugo Awards, a glorious — if still imperfect — institution that honors the best the genre has to offer in literature, television, and film. Basically, there's a much, much greater chance that obscure thing you like that no one else has heard of will actually get a shout out.

(And, before I go on, I should mention that these awards are pretty legit. They've been around since 1953 and have graced the trophy shelves of all our genre's "founding fathers": Roert A. Heinlein, Isaac Asimov, Larry Niven, Orson Scott Card, Phillip K. Dick, Ursula K. Le Guin, and Joe Haldeman, etc.)

The 2013 Hugo Award Winners were announced on September 1 in San Antonio, Texas; the location of this year's traveling World Science Fiction Convention. Below, the complete list of nominees — the winners in each category have been bolded.

BEST NOVEL

  • Redshirts: A Novel with Three Codas, John Scalzi
  • Captain Vorpatril’s Alliance, Lois McMaster Bujold
  • 2312, Kim Stanley Robinson
  • Throne of the Crescent Moon, Saladin Ahmed
  • Blackout, Mira Grant

BEST NOVELLA

  • The Emperor’s Soul, Brandon Sanderson
  • After the Fall, Before the Fall, During the Fall, Nancy Kress
  • The Stars Do Not Lie, Jay Lake
  • On a Red Station, Drifting, Aliette de Bodard
  • San Diego 2014: The Last Stand of the California Browncoats Mira Grant

BEST NOVELETTE

  • “The Girl-Thing Who Went Out for Sushi”, Pat Cadigan
  • “In Sea-Salt Tears”, Seanan McGuire
  • “Fade To White”, Catherynne M. Valente
  • “Rat-Catcher”, Seanan McGuire
  • “The Boy Who Cast No Shadow”, Thomas Olde Heuvelt

BEST SHORT STORY

  • “Mono no Aware”, Ken Liu
  • “Immersion”, Aliette de Bodard
  • “Mantis Wives”, Kij Johnson

BEST RELATED WORK

  • Writing Excuses Season Seven, Brandon Sanderson, Dan Wells, Mary Robinette Kowal, Howard Tayler and Jordan Sanderson
  • Chicks Dig Comics: A Celebration of Comic Books by the Women Who Love Them, Edited by Lynne M. Thomas & Sigrid Ellis
  • Chicks Unravel Time: Women Journey Through Every Season of Doctor Who, Edited by Deborah Stanish & L.M. Myles
  • The Cambridge Companion to Fantasy Literature, Edited by Edward James & Farah Mendlesohn
  • I Have an Idea for a Book … The Bibliography of Martin H. Greenberg, Compiled by Martin H. Greenberg, edited by John Helfers

BEST GRAPHIC STORY

  • Saga, Volume One, written by Brian K. Vaughan, illustrated by Fiona Staples
  • Locke & Key Volume 5: Clockworks, written by Joe Hill, illustrated by Gabriel Rodriguez
  • Schlock Mercenary: Random Access Memorabilia, written and illustrated by Howard Tayler, colors by Travis Walton
  • Grandville Bête Noire, written and illustrated by Bryan Talbot
  • Saucer Country, Volume 1: Run, written by Paul Cornell, illustrated by Ryan Kelly, Jimmy Broxton and Goran Sudžuka

BEST DRAMATIC PRESENTATION, LONG FORM

  • The Avengers, Screenplay & Directed by Joss Whedon
  • The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Screenplay by Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson and Guillermo del Toro, Directed by Peter Jackson
  • The Hunger Games, Screenplay by Gary Ross & Suzanne Collins, Directed by Gary Ross
  • Looper, Screenplay and Directed by Rian Johnson
  • The Cabin in the Woods, Screenplay by Drew Goddard & Joss Whedon; Directed by Drew Goddard

BEST DRAMATIC PRESENTATION, SHORT FORM

  • Game of Thrones, “Blackwater”, Written by George R.R. Martin, Directed by Neil Marshall. Created by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss
  • Doctor Who, “The Angels Take Manhattan”, Written by Steven Moffat, Directed by Nick Hurran
  • Fringe, “Letters of Transit”, Written by J.J. Abrams, Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Akiva Goldsman, J.H.Wyman, Jeff Pinkner. Directed by Joe Chappelle
  • Doctor Who, “Asylum of the Daleks”, Written by Steven Moffat; Directed by Nick Hurran
  • Doctor Who, “The Snowmen”, written by Steven Moffat; directed by Saul Metzstein

BEST EDITOR, SHORT FORM

  • Stanley Schmidt
  • Sheila Williams
  • John Joseph Adams
  • Neil Clarke
  • Jonathan Strahan

BEST EDITOR, LONG FORM

  • Patrick Nielsen Hayden
  • Toni Weisskopf
  • Sheila Gilbert
  • Lou Anders
  • Liz Gorinsky

BEST PROFESSIONAL ARTIST

  • John Picacio
  • Dan dos Santos
  • Julie Dillon
  • Chris McGrath
  • Vincent Chong

BEST SEMIPROZINE

  • Clarkesworld, edited by Neil Clarke, Jason Heller, Sean Wallace and Kate Baker
  • Lightspeed, edited by John Joseph Adams and Stefan Rudnicki
  • Strange Horizons, edited by Niall Harrison, Jed Hartman, Brit Mandelo, An Owomoyela, Julia Rios, Abigail Nussbaum, Sonya Taaffe, Dave Nagdeman and Rebecca Cross
  • Apex Magazine, edited by Lynne M. Thomas, Jason Sizemore and Michael Damian Thomas
  • Beneath Ceaseless Skies, edited by Scott H. Andrews

BEST FANZINE

  • SF Signal, edited by John DeNardo, JP Frantz, and Patrick Hester
  • The Drink Tank, edited by Chris Garcia and James Bacon
  • Journey Planet, edited by James Bacon, Chris Garcia, Emma J. King, Helen J. Montgomery and Pete Young
  • Banana Wings, edited by Claire Brialey and Mark Plummer
  • Elitist Book Reviews, edited by Steven Diamond

BEST FANCAST

  • SF Squeecast, Elizabeth Bear, Paul Cornell, Seanan McGuire, Lynne M. Thomas, Catherynne M. Valente (Presenters) and David McHone-Chase (Technical Producer)
  • SF Signal Podcast, Patrick Hester, John DeNardo, and JP Frantz
  • StarShipSofa, Tony C. Smith
  • The Coode Street Podcast, Jonathan Strahan and Gary K. Wolfe
  • Galactic Suburbia Podcast, Alisa Krasnostein, Alexandra Pierce, Tansy Rayner Roberts (Presenters) and Andrew Finch (Producer)

BEST FAN WRITER

  • Tansy Rayner Roberts
  • Steven H Silver
  • Christopher J. Garcia
  • Mark Oshiro
  • James Bacon

BEST FAN ARTIST

  • Galen Dara
  • Brad W. Foster
  • Spring Schoenhuth
  • Maurine Starkey
  • Steve Stiles

THE JOHN W. CAMPBELL AWARD FOR BEST NEW WRITER

  • Mur Lafferty
  • Stina Leicht
  • Chuck Wendig
  • Max Gladstone
  • Zen Cho

Next year's Hugo Awards will be announced in London! Find out how you can become a member of the World Science Fiction Society and score tickets to the event here.

 

 

 

 

[via TheHugoAwards.org]

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