The Hugo Awards are a literary celebration of sci-fi and fantasy. Typically, they’re announced at the World Science Fiction Convention and are selected by members.
The Awards are arguably the most prestigious sci-fi award a writer can get and are named after Hugo Gernsback. Gernsback started the sci-fi magazine Amazing Stories, which was crucial in establishing the genre as a literary topic.
Looks like publishers Tor had a good night, along with author Martha Wells.
Who are the 2021 Hugo Awards Winners?
Network Effect, Martha Wells (Tor.com)
The Empress of Salt and Fortune, Nghi Vo (Tor.com)
“Two Truths and a Lie,” Sarah Pinsker (Tor.com)
Best Short Story
“Metal Like Blood in the Dark,” T. Kingfisher (Uncanny Magazine, September/October 2020)
The Murderbot Diaries, Martha Wells (Tor.com)
Best Related Work
Beowulf: A New Translation, Maria Dahvana Headley (FSG)
Best Graphic Story or Comic
Parable of the Sower: A Graphic Novel Adaptation, written by Octavia Butler, adapted by Damian Duffy, illustrated by John Jennings (Harry N. Abrams)
Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form
The Old Guard, written by Greg Rucka, directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood (Netflix / Skydance Media)
Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form
The Good Place: “Whenever You’re Ready,” written and directed by Michael Schur (Fremulon / 3 Arts Entertainment / Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group)
Best Editor, Short Form
Best Editor, Long Form
Diana M. Pho
Best Professional Artist
FIYAH Magazine of Black Speculative Fiction, publisher Troy L. Wiggins, executive editor DaVaun Sanders, managing editor Eboni Dunbar, poetry editor Brandon O’Brien, reviews and social media Brent Lambert, art director L. D. Lewis, and the FIYAH Team.
nerds of a feather, flock together, editors Adri Joy, Joe Sherry, The G, and Vance Kotrla
The Coode Street Podcast, presented by Jonathan Strahan and Gary K. Wolfe, Jonathan Strahan, producer
Best Fan Writer
Best Fan Artist
Best Video Game
Hades (publisher and developer: Supergiant Games)
Lodestar Award for Best Young Adult Book
A Wizard’s Guide to Defensive Baking, T. Kingfisher (Argyll Productions)
Astounding Award for Best New Writer
Emily Tesh (2nd year of eligibility)
Via The Hugo Awards.
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