News Book News | Written by Ed Fortune 05/09/2022

2022 Hugo Award Winners Announced

The winners of the 2022 Hugo Awards, Lodestar Award for Best Young Adult Book, and Astounding Award for Best New Writer were announced on Sunday, September 4, 2022, during a formal ceremony at Chicon 8, the 80th World Science Fiction Convention, hosted by Annalee Newitz and Charlie Jane Anders.

The Hugo Awards have been running since 1953 and are tied into the annual Worldcon events. As the name suggests, Worldcon is a huge book event that travels around the world (including much of North America). Regular attendees (known as members) tend to be affluent, broadly read and widely travelled.

2235 valid final ballots (2230 electronic and 5 paper) were received and counted from the members of Chicon 8. The winners are:

Best Novel
A Desolation Called Peace, by Arkady Martine (Tor)

Best Novella
A Psalm for the Wild-Built, by Becky Chambers (Tordotcom)

Best Novelette
"Bots of the Lost Ark", by Suzanne Palmer (Clarkesworld, Jun 2021)

Best Short Story
"Where Oaken Hearts Do Gather", by Sarah Pinsker (Uncanny Magazine, Mar/Apr 2021)

Best Series
Wayward Children, by Seanan McGuire (Tordotcom)

Best Graphic Story or Comic
Far Sector, written by N.K. Jemisin, art by Jamal Campbell (DC)

Best Related Work
Never Say You Can't Survive, by Charlie Jane Anders (Tordotcom)

Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form
Dune, screenplay by Jon Spaihts, Denis Villeneuve, and Eric Roth; directed by Denis Villeneuve; based on the novel Dune by Frank Herbert (Warner Bros / Legendary Entertainment)

Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form
The Expanse: Nemesis Games, written by Daniel Abraham, Ty Franck, and Naren Shankar; directed by Breck Eisner (Amazon Studios)

Best Editor, Short Form
Neil Clarke

Best Editor, Long Form
Ruoxi Chen

Best Professional Artist
Rovina Cai

Best Semiprozine
Uncanny Magazine, publishers and editors-in-chief Lynne M. Thomas and Michael Damian Thomas; managing/poetry editor Chimedum Ohaegbu; nonfiction editor Elsa Sjunneson; podcast producers Erika Ensign & Steven Schapansky

Best Fanzine
Small Gods, Lee Moyer (Icon) and Seanan McGuire (Story)

Best Fancast
Our Opinions Are Correct, presented by Annalee Newitz and Charlie Jane Anders, produced by Veronica Simonetti

Best Fan Writer
Cora Buhlert

Best Fan Artist
Lee Moyer

Lodestar Award for Best Young Adult Book
The Last Graduate, by Naomi Novik (Del Rey Books)

Astounding Award for Best New Writer
Shelley Parker-Chan