Monday, September 6, 2010

The Hugos 2010

The Hugos Award ceremony was hosted on Sunday, September 5th 2010. They have come and they have gone like always, but this year the results presented a bit of a surprise. I am talking about the ultra-rare novel tie, which caused the OMG's of the night [mine included]. I haven't read either of the winners, so I can't comment on whether the tie is justified or not. What I do know is that The Hugos added so much more on my reading list. 

Here are the winners:

BEST NOVEL

[Tie for first place]
The City & The City by China MiƩville (Del Rey; Macmillan UK)
The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi (Night Shade)

BEST NOVELLA
"Palimpsest" by Charles Stross (Wireless; Ace; Orbit)

BEST NOVELETTE

"The Island" by Peter Watts (The New Space Opera 2; Eos)

BEST SHORT STORY
"Bridesicle" by Will McIntosh (Asimov's 1/09)

BEST RELATED WORK
This is Me, Jack Vance! (Or, More Properly, This is "I") by 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 DRAMATIC PRESENTATION - SHORT FORM
Doctor Who: "The Waters of Mars" Written by Russell T Davies & Phil Ford; Directed by Graeme Harper (BBC Wales)

BEST EDITOR, LONG FORM
Patrick Nielsen Hayden

BEST EDITOR, SHORT FORM
Ellen Datlow

BEST PROFESSIONAL ARTIST
Shaun Tan

BEST SEMIPROZINE
Clarkesworld edited by Neil Clarke, Sean Wallace, & Cheryl Morgan

BEST FAN WRITER

Frederik Pohl

BEST FANZINE
StarShipSofa edited by Tony C. Smith

BEST FAN ARTIST
Brad W. Foster

THE JOHN W. CAMPBELL AWARD FOR BEST NEW WRITER

Seanan McGuire

5 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I've not read either winner, but The Windup Girl appears on so many of the sites I visit that I'll have to give it a try. I know David Williams was excited his mentor, Peter Watts, won for Best Novelette.

Carl V. said...

I haven't read either book, though I have listened to a portion of The City on audio, but I've heard such good things about both that I actually am pleased they both got the recognition. I will definitely read them both at some point.

ThRiNiDiR said...

"Palimpsest" was written by Valente not Charles Stross.

Carl V. said...

True, but Palimpsest was also a novella written by Charles Stross and Stross' story is the one that won the Hugo this year. It was printed in the collection entitled Wireless.

Harry Markov said...

@ Alex: I don't really know, who's a mentor of who... So thanks for that little tid bit.

@ Carl + ThRiNiDiR: I knew that this title sounded familiar. I never did connect the dots. :D

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