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2016 Hugo Award Winners Announced

The 2016 World Science Fiction convention was held in Kansas City, Missouri this weekend during MidAmeriCon II, and was highlighted by the announcement of the winners of the 2016 Hugo Awards.  The Hugo Awards are one of the most prestigious awards for fantasy, speculative and science fiction works, and winning a Hugo is quite the […]

"As the World Falls Down", illustration by 2016 "Best Professional Artist" Hugo Award winner Abigail Larson

"As the World Falls Down", illustration by 2016 "Best Professional Artist" Hugo Award winner Abigail Larson

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The 2016 World Science Fiction convention was held in Kansas City, Missouri this weekend during MidAmeriCon II, and was highlighted by the announcement of the winners of the 2016 Hugo Awards.  The Hugo Awards are one of the most prestigious awards for fantasy, speculative and science fiction works, and winning a Hugo is quite the coup for any author, editor, or artist.

Once again this year, those attempting to politicize the awards fell short as an impressive and highly diverse group of individuals came away with a coveted rocket statue.  This year’s Hugo Award nominees and winners are:

BEST NOVEL (40,000 WORDS AND ABOVE)

 

BEST NOVELLA (BETWEEN 17,500 AND 40,000 WORDS)

  • WINNER: Binti by Nnedi Okorafor
  • The Builders by Daniel Polansky
  • Penric’s Demon by Lois McMaster Bujold
  • Perfect State by Brandon Sanderson
  • Slow Bullets by Alastair Reynolds

 

BEST NOVELETTE (BETWEEN 7,500 AND 17,500 WORDS)

  • WINNER: “Folding Beijing” by Hao Jingfang, translated by Ken Liu (Uncanny Magazine, Jan-Feb 2015)
  • “And You Shall Know Her by the Trail of Dead” by Brooke Bolander (Lightspeed, Feb 2015)
  • “Flashpoint: Titan” by CHEAH Kai Wai (There Will Be War Volume X)
  • “Obits” by Stephen King (The Bazaar of Bad Dreams)
  • “What Price Humanity?” by David VanDyke (There Will Be War Volume X)

 

BEST SHORT STORY (LESS THAN 7,500 WORDS)

  • WINNER: “Cat Pictures Please” by Naomi Kritzer (Clarkesworld, January 2015)
  • “Asymmetrical Warfare” by S. R. Algernon (Nature, Mar 2015)
  • “If You Were an Award, My Love” by Juan Tabo and S. Harris (blogspot.com, Jun 2015)
  • “Seven Kill Tiger” by Charles Shao (There Will Be War Volume X)
  • “Space Raptor Butt Invasion” by Chuck Tingle (Amazon Digital Services)

 

BEST RELATED WORK

  • NO AWARD
  • Between Light and Shadow: An Exploration of the Fiction of Gene Wolfe, 1951 to 1986 by Marc Aramini
  • The First Draft of My Appendix N Book by Jeffro Johnson
  • Safe Space as Rape Room by Daniel Eness
  • SJWs Always Lie: Taking Down the Thought Police by Vox Day
  • The Story of Moira Greyland by Moira Greyland

 

BEST GRAPHIC STORY

  • WINNER: The Sandman: Overture written by Neil Gaiman, art by J.H. Williams III
  • The Divine written by Boaz Lavie, art by Asaf Hanuka and Tomer Hanuka
  • Erin Dies Alone written by Grey Carter, art by Cory Rydell
  • Full Frontal Nerdity by Aaron Williams
  • Invisible Republic Vol 1 written by Corinna Bechko and Gabriel Hardman, art by Gabriel Hardman

 

BEST DRAMATIC PRESENTATION, LONG FORM

  • WINNER: The Martian, screenplay by Drew Goddard, directed by Ridley Scott
  • Avengers: Age of Ultron, written and directed by Joss Whedon
  • Ex Machina, written and directed by Alex Garland
  • Mad Max: Fury Road, written by George Miller, Brendan McCarthy and Nico Lathouris, directed by George Miller
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens, written by Lawrence Kasdan, J. J. Abrams and Michael Arndt, directed by J.J. Abrams

 

BEST DRAMATIC PRESENTATION, SHORT FORM

  • WINNER: Jessica Jones: “AKA Smile,” written by Scott Reynolds, Melissa Rosenberg and Jamie King, directed by Michael Rymer
  • Doctor Who: “Heaven Sent,” written by Steven Moffat, directed by Rachel Talalay
  • Grimm: “Headache,” written by Jim Kouf and David Greenwalt, directed by Jim Kouf
  • My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic: “The Cutie Map” Parts 1 and 2, written by Scott Sonneborn, M.A. Larson and Meghan McCarthy, directed by Jayson Thiessen and Jim Miller
  • Supernatural: “Just My Imagination,” written by Jenny Klein, directed by Richard Speight Jr.

 

BEST EDITOR, SHORT FORM

  • WINNER: Ellen Datlow
  • John Joseph Adams
  • Neil Clarke
  • Jerry Pournelle
  • Sheila Williams

 

BEST EDITOR, LONG FORM

  • WINNER: Sheila E. Gilbert
  • Vox Day
  • Liz Gorinsky
  • Jim Minz
  • Toni Weisskopf

 

BEST PROFESSIONAL ARTIST

  • WINNER: Abigail Larson
  • Lars Braad Andersen
  • Larry Elmore
  • Michal Karcz
  • Larry Rostant

 

BEST SEMIPROZINE

  • WINNER: Uncanny Magazine, edited by Lynne M. Thomas and Michael Damian Thomas, Michi Trota, and Erika Ensign and Steven Schapansky
  • Beneath Ceaseless Skies, edited by Scott H. Andrews
  • Daily Science Fiction, edited by Michele-Lee Barasso and Jonathan Laden
  • Sci Phi Journal, edited by Jason Rennie
  • Strange Horizons, edited by Catherine Krahe, Julia Rios, A. J. Odasso, Vanessa Rose Phin, Maureen Kincaid Speller, and the Strange Horizons staff

 

BEST FANZINE

  • WINNER: File 770, edited by Mike Glyer
  • Castalia House Blog, edited by Jeffro Johnson
  • Lady Business, edited by Clare, Ira, Jodie, KJ, Renay and Susan
  • Superversive SF, edited by Jason Rennie
  • Tangent Online, edited by Dave Truesdale

 

BEST FANCAST

  • NO AWARD
  • 8-4 Play, Mark MacDonald, John Ricciardi, Hiroko Minamoto, and Justin Epperson
  • Cane and Rinse, Cane and Rinse
  • HelloGreedo, HelloGreedo
  • The Rageaholic, RazörFist
  • Tales to Terrify, Stephen Kilpatrick

 

BEST FAN WRITER

  • WINNER: Mike Glyer
  • Douglas Ernst
  • Morgan Holmes
  • Jeffro Johnson
  • Shamus Young

 

BEST FAN ARTIST

  • WINNER: Steve Stiles
  • Matthew Callahan
  • disse86
  • Kukuruyo
  • Christian Quinot

 

THE JOHN W. CAMPBELL AWARD FOR BEST NEW WRITER

Award for the best new professional science fiction or fantasy writer of 2014 or 2015, sponsored by Dell Magazines (not a Hugo Award, but administered along with the Hugo Awards)

  • WINNER: Andy Weir *
  • Pierce Brown *
  • Sebastien de Castell *
  • Brian Niemeier
  • Alyssa Wong *

 

* Finalists in their second year of eligibility.

Congratulations to all the nominees, and especially to this year’s Hugo Award winners!