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Hugo Award winners announced …. any of your faves on here? September 3, 2012

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Chicon 7, the 70th World Science Fiction Convention, announced the 2012 Hugo Award winners on Sept. 2 in Chicago. Here’s the list:

BEST NOVEL
Among Others by Jo Walton (Tor)

Description from Amazon.com

Startling, unusual, and yet irresistably readable, Among Others is at once the compelling story of a young woman struggling to escape a troubled childhood, a brilliant diary of first encounters with the great novels of modern fantasy and SF, and a spellbinding tale of escape from ancient enchantment.

Raised by a half-mad mother who dabbled in magic, Morwenna Phelps found refuge in two worlds. As a child growing up in Wales, she played among the spirits who made their homes in industrial ruins. But her mind found freedom and promise in the science fiction novels that were her closest companions. Then her mother tried to bend the spirits to dark ends, and Mori was forced to confront her in a magical battle that left her crippled–and her twin sister dead.

Fleeing to her father whom she barely knew, Mori was sent to boarding school in England–a place all but devoid of true magic. There, outcast and alone, she tempted fate by doing magic herself, in an attempt to find a circle of like-minded friends. But her magic also drew the attention of her mother, bringing about a reckoning that could no longer be put off…

BEST NOVELLA
“The Man Who Bridged the Mist” by Kij Johnson (Asimov’s, September/October 2011)
You can read some of the novella at the link above. Johnson’s story is about an alien planet and the humans who try to tame it.

BEST NOVELETTE
“Six Months, Three Days” by Charlie Jane Anders (Tor.com)

Description from Amazon.com:

Doug and Judy have both had a secret power all their life. Judy can see every possible future, branching out from each moment like infinite trees. Doug can also see the future, but for him, it’s a single, locked-in, inexorable sequence of foreordained events. They can’t both be right, but over and over again, they are. Obviously these are the last two people in the world who should date. So, naturally, they do.

BEST SHORT STORY
“The Paper Menagerie” by Ken Liu (The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, March/April 2011)

Above is the link to Liu’s PDF of the short story — which is about 15 pages. It’s been called a gentle fantasy and is about culture clash, love, paper tigers and a mail-order bride.

BEST RELATED WORK
The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, Third Edition edited by John Clute, David Langford, Peter Nicholls, and Graham Sleight (Gollancz)

BEST GRAPHIC STORY
Digger by Ursula Vernon (Sofawolf Press)
Digger is the story about a wombat. Link takes you to author’s site.

BEST DRAMATIC PRESENTATION, LONG FORM
Game of Thrones (Season 1) (HBO)

BEST DRAMATIC PRESENTATION, SHORT FORM
“The Doctor’s Wife” (Doctor Who) (BBC Wales)

BEST EDITOR, SHORT FORM
Sheila Williams
She is the editor of Asimov’s Science Fiction magazine.

BEST EDITOR, LONG FORM
Betsy Wollheim
Runs DAWS books

BEST PROFESSIONAL ARTIST
John Picacio
He is the artist of the “A Song of Fire and Ice” calendar. Here is my interview with him at Comic-Con 2011.

BEST SEMIPROZINE
Locus, edited by Liza Groen Trombi, Kirsten Gong-Wong, et al.

BEST FANZINE
SF Signal, edited by John DeNardo

BEST FAN WRITER
Jim C. Hines

BEST FAN ARTIST
Maurine Starkey

BEST FANCAST
SF Squeecast, Lynne M. Thomas, Seanan McGuire, Paul Cornell, Elizabeth Bear, and Catherynne M. Valente

 

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