2009 Hugo Award Winners

The ceremony took place last night at Worldcon: Anticipation in Montréal. Here are this year's winners:

Best Novel: Neil Gaiman, The Graveyard Book

Best Novella: Nancy Kress, "The Erdmann Nexus"

Best Novelette: Elizabeth Bear, "Shoggoths in Bloom"

Best Short Story: Ted Chiang, "Exhalation"

Best Professional Artist: Donato Giancola

Best Graphic Story: Kaja and Phil Foglio, Girl Genius

Best Editor, Long Form: David Hartwell

Best Editor, Short Form: Ellen Datlow

Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form: Wall-E

Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form: Joss Whedon, "Dr. Horrible's Singalong Blog"

Best Related Book: John Scalzi, Your Hate Mail will be Graded

Best Semiprozine: Ann VanderMeer and Stephen Seagal, Weird Tales

Campbell Award for Best New Writer: David Anthony Durham

And as tradition dictates, let the bitching begin!:P

5 commentaires:

Machine Messiah said...

Actually, this seems accurate! I'm very happy for Neil. First the Newberry Award, now the Hugo...

MV said...

While I haven't read it and it's probably good, how does a book that Amazon lists as for Grades 5-8 win the Hugo? What a sad state science fiction is in. Does anyone take science beyond grade school any more? For those that do, can they string two sentences together? If so, get writing! Please!

Shawn C. Speakman said...

There is so much literary merit in The Graveyard Book, Mark, it's very worthy of the Hugo Award. Just because one level of reading can be accomplished by Grades 5-8 doesn't mean they get all the levels the story works on.

The question is: Will you get them?

Id said...

I loved the Graveyard Book but some how it doesn't seem fitting for a Science Fiction award. Not that it doesn't deserve all the praise it gets because it is an excellent book. It just isn't Sci-fi.

Anonymous said...

If I have to choose I would have picked Pandemonium by Daryl Gregory. I guess it's a popularity vote so the Graveyard Book to win, I mean it's good and deserved an award but not a Hugo.