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Hugo Awards 2017 Winners Announced

August 11th, 2017 by Irwin Fletcher Comments

The Hugo Awards ave been recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the longest-running Science Fiction Award.

The Hugo Awards have been termed as “among the highest honors bestowed in science fiction and fantasy writing” though the categories have changed over the years to include dramatic works of various types such as television shows and graphic novels.

The awards are named after Hugo Gernsback, the founder of the pioneering science fiction magazine Amazing Stories They were first given in 1953, at the 11th World Science Fiction Convention, and have been awarded every year since 1955 at the World Science Fiction  Convention.

The awards are presented for works from the previous year i.e. 2016 in this case. The ceremony was held at the  75th World Science Fiction Convention, also known as Worldcon 75,  at the Helsinki Exhibition and Convention Centre in Helsinki, Finland.

This years winners are:

Best Novel
by N. K. Jemisin
Best Novella
by Seanan McGuire
Best Novelette
by Ursula Vernon
Best Short Story
by Amal El Mohtar
by Ursula K. Le Guin
Best Graphic Story
written by Marjorie Liu, illustrated by Sana Takeda
Best Dramatic Presentation (Long Form)
screenplay by Eric Heisserer
directed by Denis Villeneuve
Best Dramatic Presentation (Short Form)
The Expanse: “Leviathan Wakes”,
written by Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby,
directed by Terry McDonough

G.R.R. Martin presented the Best Series award

Best Editor ( Short Form)
Ellen Datlow
Best Editor Long Form
Liz Gorinsky
Best Professional Artist
Best Semiprozine
edited by Lynne M. Thomas & Michael Damian Thomas, Michi Trota,
Julia Rios, and podcast produced by Erika Ensign & Steven Schapansk
Best Fanzine
edited by
Clare, Ira, Jodie, KJ, Renay, and Susan
Best Fancast
presented by Emma Newman with Peter Newman
Best Fan Writer
Best Fan Artist
Best Series
by Lois McMaster Bujold
John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer
That’s all the winners for this year, why not head over to the Following the Nerd Facebook group if you want to discuss them with us 🙂

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