On September 1, 2013 the 71st World Science Fiction Awards and Convention, in conjunction with the LoneStarCon in San Antonio, Texas, proudly announced the winners of the 2013 Hugo Awards.
The Hugo Awards, presented annually since 1955, are science fiction’s most prestigious award. The Hugo Awards are voted on and trademarked by the World Science Fiction Society (“WSFS”), an unincorporated literary society which sponsors the annual World Science Fiction Convention and the Hugo Awards.
The official winners and their publishers are as follows:
Best Novel: Redshirts: A Novel with Three Codas by John Scalzi (Tor).
Best Novella: “The Emperor’s Soul” by Brandon Sanderson (Tachyon Publications).
Best Novelette: “The Girl-Thing Who Went Out for Sushi” by Pat Cadigan (Edge of Infinity, Solaris).
Best Short Story: “Mono no aware” by Ken Liu (The Future is Japanese, VIZ Media LLC).
Best Related Work: Writing Excuses, Season 7 by Brandon Sanderson, Dan Wells, Mary Robinette Kowal, Howard Tayler, and Jordan Sanderson.
Best Graphic Story: Saga, Volume 1 written by Brian K. Vaughn, illustrated by Fiona Staples (Image Comics).
Best Dramatic Presentation (Long Form): The Avengers Screenplay & Directed by Joss Whedon (Marvel Studios, Disney, Paramount).
Best Dramatic Presentation (Short Form): Game of Thrones: “Blackwater” Written by George R.R. Martin, Directed by Neil Marshall. Created by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss (HBO).
Best Editor – Short Form: Stanley Schmidt.
Best Editor – Long Form: Patrick Nielsen Hayden.
Best Professional Artist: John Picacio.
Best Semiprozine: Clarkesworld edited by Neil Clarke, Jason Heller, Sean Wallace, and Kate Baker.
Best Fanzine: SF Signal edited by John DeNardo, JP Frantz, and Patrick Hester.
Best Fancast: SF Squeecast, Elizabeth Bear, Paul Cornell, Seanan McGuire, Lynne M. Thomas, Catherynne M. Valente (Presenters), and David McHone-Chase (Technical Producer).
Best Fan Writer: Tansy Rayner Roberts.
Best Fan Artist: Galen Dara.
The John W. Campbell Award for the best new professional science fiction or fantasy writer of 2011 or 2012, sponsored by Dell Magazines (not a Hugo Award): Mur Lafferty.
For more information, visit the Hugoawards.org website.
Like SL Schmitz on Facebook and follow on Twitter @sl_schmitz