The 2017 Hugo Award Winners

The 2017 Hugo Award Winners

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The winners of the 2017 Hugo Awards were announced on Friday at the 75th World Science Fiction Convention in Helsinki, Finland. I wish I had been there! But since I wasn’t, let’s just get this over with. Here’s the complete list of winners. Congratulations, all you cool people. In Helsinki, eating pickled herring. I don’t want to hear about it.

Best Novel

The Obelisk Gate, N.K. Jemisin (Orbit)

Best Novella

Every Heart a Doorway, Seanan McGuire ( Publishing)

the-starlit-wood-smallerBest Novelette

“The Tomato Thief,” Ursula Vernon (Apex, January 2016)

Best Short Story

“Seasons of Glass and Iron,” Amal El-Mohtar (The Starlit Wood)

Best Related Work

Words Are My Matter: Writings About Life and Books, 2000-2016, Ursula K. Le Guin (Small Beer)

Best Graphic Story

Monstress, Volume 1: Awakening, Marjorie Liu, art by Sana Takeda (Image)

Best Dramatic Presentation (Long Form)


Best Dramatic Presentation (Short Form)

The Expanse: “Leviathan Wakes”

Marj-Monstress-Issue-1-Cover-smallBest Editor – Short Form

Ellen Datlow

Best Editor – Long Form

Liz Gorinsky

Best Professional Artist

Julie Dillon

Best Semiprozine

Uncanny Magazine

Best Fanzine

Lady Business

Best Fancast

Tea & Jeopardy

Uncanny Magazine May June 2017-smallBest Fan Writer

Abigail Nussbaum

Best Fan Artist

Elizabeth Leggett

Best Series

The Vorkosigan Saga, Lois McMaster Bujold (Baen)

John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer

Ada Palmer

Congratulations to all the winners!

See the complete details at Locus Online.

You can see the complete list of nominees here, and last years Hugo Award Winners here.

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Joe H.

An altogether excellent selection of winners from an altogether (with a few sad, notable exceptions) excellent ballot.


Liked, but didn’t love Obelisk Gate. I felt it lost it’s way a bit, but that could have been more about my expectations.
Anyway, I’ll read the final book in the trilogy. I’m invested, and Jemisin is a very talented writer.


I was very vested in Best Series. I was hoping for Temeraire, but I’ve been reading the Vorkosigan saga since I’ve been reading science fiction so I’m not disappointed.

I’ve not been terribly invested in N.K. Jemisin’s series since the first book, but the writing and atmosphere is so good I barely notice. If Jemesin wrote toaster instructions for a living, I’d own way more toasters.

Joe H.

I admit that this year I was only able to budget time for two novels — All the Birds in the Sky and Ninefox Gambit (my first choice), but I look forward to reading the other nominees (especially now that I can read both Obelisk Gate and Stone Sky in sequence).

I was able to read (again, with a few sad, notable exceptions) all of the short fiction nominees; I think that was the first time I’ve done so.

I really, really, really need to read the Vorkosigan books. Ditto Peter Grant.

Joe H.

Ha! I was just checking my final ballot, and I voted for the winners for all three short fiction (novella, novelette, short story) categories. So yes, clearly they got it right.

I really liked just about all of the novella nominees except for This Census Taker, which I could kind of appreciate at an abstract level, but which also seemed to go mostly over my head. For me, first place was a close race between Every Heart a Doorway and Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe.

For novelette and short story I’d need to go back and refresh my memory as to exactly why I ranked them the way I did, but (pace the notable exceptions) I thought they were all worthy nominees. I’m not nearly widely-read enough in short fiction to know if there was anything missing from the ballot.

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