The 2010 Hugo Awards

This from the official website:

- Best Novel: TIE: The City & The City, China Miéville (Del Rey; Macmillan UK); The Windup Girl, Paolo Bacigalupi (Night Shade)

- Best Novella: “Palimpsest”, Charles Stross (Wireless; Ace, Orbit)

- Best Novelette: “The Island”, Peter Watts (The New Space Opera 2; Eos)

- Best Short Story: “Bridesicle”, Will McIntosh (Asimov’s 1/09)

- Best Related Book: This is Me, Jack Vance! (Or, More Properly, This is “I”), 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

And the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer (presented by Dell Magazines): Seanan McGuire

13 commentaires:

lexcade said...

hey, pat, was wondering if you could recommend any science fiction that involves gene-splicing (maybe more Dr. Moreau than the movie Splice). anything you've got would be greatly appreciated :)

thanks!

BStearns said...

The City and The City sounds really good. It's one that I wanna pick up.

maine character said...

Cool to see "Moon" recognized. Great flick.

Welzen said...

I want reed The City & The City, China Miéville, my friends have spoken highly of this book

dani said...

Thanks! I've added 5 books to my amazon wish list :)

Roland said...

I'm really happy for Bacigalupi and The Windup Girl. Great book, and one of the most deserving of the award in recent years.

Not so thrilled about Moon. It was really way too bland and based on way too many SF cliches to really make any decent impact.

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Paul D said...

I find it very strange that the City and The City won - it's not a science fiction or fantasy novel.

Or, maybe it makes use think about what an sf novel is. It certainly looks and feels like an sf novel, but when you get down to it, there's no magic, advanced science, supernatural, etc.

ParadoxicalDr said...

Great to see the Windup Girl sharing top honours. I picked that up based on your glowing reviews Pat and didn't regret a minute of it. A fantastic novel written by a great author which convinced me to go out and buy Shipbreaker!

Adam Whitehead said...

"There's no magic, advanced science, supernatural, etc."

Breach's powers are inexplicable according to science and appear to have some kind of ultra high-tech or supernatural origin. The 'unseeing' stuff is technically not SFF, but Breach's punishments and enforcement of the rules fall squarely into the genre.

Chris said...

Awesome list.

Plus finally containing one I have read before it gets the award.
Palimpsest from Charles Stross

Paul D said...

Breach's powers are inexplicable according to science and appear to have some kind of ultra high-tech or supernatural origin. The 'unseeing' stuff is technically not SFF, but Breach's punishments and enforcement of the rules fall squarely into the genre.

That was not my interpretation, although I'd grant that both interpretations are allowed by the text.

Cecrow said...

Wow - how rare is a tie for the novel prize? I've never heard of that before for Hugos.

Roland said...

It has happened twice before. Go check on Wikipedia.

http://rolandscodex.blogspot.com/