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2012 Hugo Award Winners Announced

3 September, 2012 by Jennifer Messner

Chicon 7, the 70th World Science Fiction Convention, has announced its winners of the 2012 Hugo Awards. The annual awards are science fiction’s “most prestigious” prize, voted on by convention members.

Winning for Best Novel is Jo Walton’s Among Others (Tor). Other nominees were George R.R. Martin’s A Dance With Dragons (Bantam Spectra), Deadline by Mira Grant (Orbit), Embassytown by China Miéville (Macmillan/Del Rey) and Leviathan Wakes by James S. A. Corey (Orbit).

Winners and nominees in other categories include:

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

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

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

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: Doctor Who, ”The Doctor’s Wife,” written by Neil Gaiman; directed by Richard Clark (BBC Wales)

Congratulations to all the winners and nominees – you can check out the full lists over at the Hugo Awards website and the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America website.



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