London has proven to the world time and time again that it can host a very good party, and this year’s Worldcon, entitled Loncon 3, the 72nd World Science Fiction Convention, was hosted in the capital’s ExCeL Exhibition and Convention Centre. As per tradition, the event included the Hugo Awards.
The Hugos are a highly prestigious award, given annually for the best science fiction or fantasy works and achievements of the previous year. This year’s crop of winners has proven that the fandom continues to be mature, progressive, and forward thinking; though we’re a little surprised DOCTOR WHO didn’t win anything this time round. Geoff Ryman and Justina Robson presented the Hugo trophies, with bases designed by Joy Alyssa Day.
The 2014 Hugo Award winners are:
Ancillary Justice, Ann Leckie (Orbit US/Orbit UK)
“Equoid”, Charles Stross (Tor.com, 09-2013)
“The Lady Astronaut of Mars”, Mary Robinette Kowal
BEST SHORT STORY
“The Water That Falls on You from Nowhere”, John Chu (Tor.com, 02-2013)
BEST RELATED WORK
“We Have Always Fought: Challenging the Women, Cattle and Slaves Narrative”, Kameron Hurley (A Dribble of Ink)
BEST GRAPHIC STORY
“Time”, Randall Munroe (XKCD)
BEST DRAMATIC PRESENTATION, LONG FORM
Gravity, written by Alfonso Cuarón & Jonás Cuarón, directed by Alfonso Cuarón (Esperanto Filmoj; Heyday Films; Warner Bros.)
BEST DRAMATIC PRESENTATION, SHORT FORM
Game of Thrones: “The Rains of Castamere”, written by David Benioff & D.B. Weiss, directed by David Nutter (HBO Entertainment in association with Bighead, Littlehead; Television 360; Startling Television and Generator Productions)
BEST EDITOR, SHORT FORM
BEST EDITOR, LONG FORM
BEST PROFESSIONAL ARTIST
Lightspeed Magazine, edited by John Joseph Adams, Rich Horton, and Stefan Rudnicki
A Dribble of Ink, edited by Aidan Moher
SF Signal Podcast, Patrick Hester
BEST FAN WRITER
BEST FAN ARTIST
The John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer was also presented at the ceremony, and was won by Sofia Samatar.
A full breakdown of the votes and nominees can be found here. Those wishing to vote in next year’s Hugo Awards should visit the website of the 73rd Worldcon at sasquan.org.
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