Sep 5, 2010

Hugo Award 2010 Winners

The 2010 Hugo Awards were announced on Aussiecon 4. 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) (REVIEW)

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

The tie between Mieville and Bacigalupi is a surprise, but not an unpleasant one. It was high time the first got a Hugo, and the second more than deserved it. I am constantly perplexed by the admiration that Moon is receiving. The movie was a predictable bland-fest, and although Sam Rockwell did a great job as its schizo protagonist, the screenplay is nothing short of "whatever". But, to each his own I guess. I would like to say something about the other categories, but unfortunately, I am not familiar with them.

In other news, the next Worldcon will be in Chicago, in 2012, just in time for the end of the world!

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