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2011 Hugo Awards Winners

The Hugo Awards have been been handed out since 1953, and every year since 1955, by the annual World Science Fiction Convention (usually called “Worldcon”). This year the World Science Fiction Convention, Renovation is being held in Reno, Nevada,

Here's the list of this year's winners.

Novel: Blackout/All Clear by Connie Willis (Ballantine Spectra)

Novella: "The Lifecycle of Software Objects" by Ted Chiang (Subterranean)

Novelette: "The Emperor of Mars” by Allen M. Steele (Asimov’s, June 2010)

Short Story: “For Want of a Nail” by Mary Robinette Kowal (Asimov’s, September 2010)

Related Work: Chicks Dig Time Lords: A Celebration of Doctor Who by the Women Who Love It, edited by Lynne M. Thomas and Tara O’Shea (Mad Norwegian)

Graphic Story: "Girl Genius, Volume 10: Agatha Heterodyne and the Guardian Muse," written by Phil and Kaja Foglio; art by Phil Foglio; colors by Cheyenne Wright (Airship Entertainment)

Dramatic Presentation, Long Form: Inception, written and directed by Christopher Nolan (Warner)

Dramatic Presentation, Short Form: Doctor Who: The Pandorica Opens/The Big Bang, written by Steven Moffat; directed by Toby Haynes (BBC Wales)

Editor, Short Form: Sheila Williams

Editor, Long Form: Lou Anders

Professional Artist: Shaun Tan

Semiprozine: Clarkesworld, edited by Neil Clarke, Cheryl Morgan, Sean Wallace; podcast directed by Kate Baker

Fanzine: The Drink Tank, edited by Christopher J Garcia and James Bacon

Fan Writer: Claire Brialey

Fan Artist: Brad W. Foster

John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer Not a Hugo: Lev Grossman

Just want to congratulate thew winners of this year's awards. Well done! :)


( 4 comments — Leave a comment )
Aug. 21st, 2011 02:15 pm (UTC)
Great to see Doctor Who on that list :-)
Aug. 21st, 2011 02:44 pm (UTC)
While it was nice to see Doctor Who win the award, I was rather more intrigued and pleased for the fiction winners, and the winner for Best Related Work. I may have to check that book out at some point.
Aug. 21st, 2011 03:00 pm (UTC)
Coincidentally, I'm reading Chicks Dig Time Lords . . . at the moment. I'm not overly impressed so far - it's pretty lightweight and appears to be mainly a load of mates who go to the same con squeeing over how wonderful fandom and the con is! The pieces from outsiders don't add a lot. I'm interested in fandom from an academic point of view as well, so maybe I was just expecting too much. louisedennis did a very thoughtful review of it on her LJ a month or so back.

I'm intrigued by Connie Willis's win. I enjoyed The Doomsday Book, but with misgivings - it screamed out for someone to go through and do what fandom would call a Brit-check. And I also read the near-death experiences one (blanking on the name) and it needed editing with a pickaxe - she never sees a gag she can't drive into the ground!

I liked the sound of the two new books, but several people whose opinions I trust warned me off them on the grounds they're crammed full of historical errors and also the requisite number of Brit howlers. I might be tempted if they were a couple of quid for Kindle, but I'm reluctant to pay full price for something which might make me want to hurl it across the room *g*.
Aug. 22nd, 2011 02:07 pm (UTC)
I've actually heard good things from several folks I know and some reviews about Chicks, and have been contemplating adding it to my ever expanding reading queue. We'll see how I feel as time goes on.

For the most part, I have to say that I've enjoyed most of Connie Willis's output book-wise, with a couple of exceptions. Insofar as Brit checks are concerned, I think that one can't be that picky about books in this regard, unless they're written in the present, but I find that her books aren't accurate Brit-wise at times, and that she does need an editor to reign her in a bit. Otherwise, still enjoyable books. Imo.
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