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NEWS | Hugo Winners Announced (Big Tie for Novel!)


The Hugo Awards have been announced and a bit of surprise has happened in the novel category. I didn't relish the voters this year with such a great selection of novels to choose from. I myself read 4 out of the 6 and found each to have its own merits for inclusion and possibly winning.  I certainly don't disagree with the end result. The Windup Girl and The City & The City have tied for Best Novel. There have been two ties previous for Best Novel. In 1966 for Dune by Frank Herbert and Roger Zelazny's And Call Me Conrad and in 1993 for Vinge's A Fire Upon the Deep and Connie Willis' The Doomsday Book. Without further adieu here are all the results.


Best Novel
  • The Windup Girl, Paolo Bacigalupi (Night Shade) (tie winner)
  • The City & The City, China Miéville (Del Rey; Macmillan UK) (tie winner)
  • Boneshaker, Cherie Priest (Tor)
  • Julian Comstock: A Story of 22nd-Century America, Robert Charles Wilson (Tor)
  • Palimpsest, Catherynne M. Valente (Bantam Spectra)
  • Wake, Robert J. Sawyer (Ace; Penguin; Gollancz; Analog)
Best Novella
  • “Palimpsest,” Charles Stross (Wireless; Ace, Orbit) (winner)
  • “Act One,” Nancy Kress (Asimov’s 3/09)
  • The God Engines, John Scalzi (Subterranean)
  • Shambling Towards Hiroshima, James Morrow (Tachyon)
  • “Vishnu at the Cat Circus,” Ian McDonald (Cyberabad Days; Pyr, Gollancz)
  • The Women of Nell Gwynne’s, Kage Baker (Subterranean)
Best Novelette
  • “The Island,” Peter Watts (The New Space Opera 2; Eos) (winner)
  • “Eros, Philia, Agape,” Rachel Swirsky (Tor.com 3/09)
  • “It Takes Two,” Nicola Griffith (Eclipse Three; Night Shade Books)
  • “One of Our Bastards is Missing,” Paul Cornell (The Solaris Book of New Science Fiction: Volume Three; Solaris)
  • “Overtime,” Charles Stross (Tor.com 12/09)
  • “Sinner, Baker, Fabulist, Priest; Red Mask, Black Mask, Gentleman, Beast,” Eugie Foster (Interzone 2/09)
Best Short Story
  • “Bridesicle,” Will McIntosh (Asimov’s 1/09) (winner)
  • “The Bride of Frankenstein,” Mike Resnick (Asimov’s 12/09)
  • “The Moment,” Lawrence M. Schoen (Footprints; Hadley Rille Books)
  • “Non-Zero Probabilities,” N.K. Jemisin (Clarkesworld 9/09)
  • “Spar,” Kij Johnson (Clarkesworld 10/09)
Winners of the other categories.

Best Related Book: This is Me, Jack Vance! (Or, More Properly, This is “I”), Jack Vance (Subterranean)

Best Graphic Story: Girl Genius, Volume 9: Agatha Heterodyne and the Heirs of the Storm Written by Kaja and Phil Foglio; Art by Phil Foglio; Colours by Cheyenne Wright (Airship Entertainment)

Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form: Moon Screenplay by Nathan Parker; Story by Duncan Jones; Directed by Duncan Jones (Liberty Films)

Best Editor Short Form: Patrick Nielsen Hayden

Best Editor Long Form: Ellen Datlow

Best Professional Artist: Shaun Tan

Best Semiprozine: Clarkesworld edited by Neil Clarke, Sean Wallace, & Cheryl Morgan

And the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer (presented by Dell Magazines): Seanan McGuire


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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

"Didn't relish the awards committee job"
The Hugo Awards are a popular vote with voting rights open to any member of the wotldcon that year
-- Kevin x

Mad Hatter Review said...

Right you are. Post corrected. But are you happy with the decision? Was there another book you thought more worthy?