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The 2013 Hugo Award Winners

Monday, September 2nd, 2013 | Posted by John ONeill

The Emperor's Soul-smallThe 2013 Hugo Awards were given out last night at LoneStarCon3, the 71st World Science Fiction Convention in San Antonio, Texas.

The complete list of winners follows.

BEST NOVEL

Redshirts, John Scalzi (Tor; Gollancz)

BEST NOVELLA

The Emperor’s Soul, Brandon Sanderson (Tachyon)

BEST NOVELETTE

“The Girl-Thing Who Went Out for Sushi,” Pat Cadigan (Edge of Infinity)

BEST SHORT STORY

“Mono no Aware,” Ken Liu (The Future Is Japanese)

BEST RELATED WORK

Writing Excuses, Season Seven, Brandon Sanderson, Dan Wells, Mary Robinette Kowal, Howard Tayler & Jordan Sanderson

BEST GRAPHIC STORY

Saga, Volume One, Brian K. Vaughn, art by Fiona Staples (Image)

BEST DRAMATIC PRESENTATION – LONG

The Avengers

Saga Volume One-smallBEST DRAMATIC PRESENTATION – SHORT

Game of Thrones: ‘‘Blackwater’’

BEST PROFESSIONAL EDITOR LONG FORM

Patrick Nielsen Hayden

BEST PROFESSIONAL EDITOR SHORT FORM

Stanley Schmidt

BEST PROFESSIONAL ARTIST

John Picacio

BEST SEMIPROZINE

Clarkesworld

BEST FANZINE

SF Signal

BEST FANCAST

SF Squeecast

BEST FAN WRITER

Tansy Rayner Roberts

Clarkesworld 75-smallBEST FAN ARTIST

Galen Dara

JOHN W. CAMPBELL AWARD FOR BEST NEW WRITER

Mur Lafferty

Congratulations to all the winners, but especially to our buddy John DeNardo at the excellent SF Signal. Well done John! The honor is well deserved.

I was a little surprised to see the Short Form Editor Hugo go to Analog‘s retired editor Stanley Schmidt, considering no short fiction from Analog has won a Hugo Award in nearly a decade (since Vernor Vinge’s 2004 Best Novella win for “The Cookie Monster”), and not a single piece of fiction from Analog was even nominated this year.

Schmidt had previously been nominated for a Hugo for Best Editor 33 times, and has never won. So his award this year (for the 8 issues he officially edited, and the remaining issues he selected fiction for, before handing the reins to Trevor Quachri in September 2012) seems more like a salute to his many years of service than a frank appraisal of his work last year. Still, considering his tireless service to the field, I don’t expect you’ll see a lot of complaints.

See the complete of award nominees here.

6 Comments »

  1. Thanks for the kind words, John. We’re very excited. :)

    Comment by John D. - September 2, 2013 11:06 pm

  2. Two nominations, one win… that’s a pretty good record, John. Keep it up!

    Comment by John ONeill - September 3, 2013 12:29 am

  3. Congrats to all the winners! Wish I could have been there at LoneStartCon to see it.

    Comment by Garrett Calcaterra - September 3, 2013 12:34 pm

  4. You and me both, Garrett.

    Comment by John ONeill - September 3, 2013 5:26 pm

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