Hugo Award Winners 2009: Gaiman wins Best Novel, ‘Girl Genius’ wins Best Graphic Story
Last night, the annual Hugo awards, given for excellence in the field of science fiction and fantasy and voted on by the fans, were presented at Anticipation in Montreal, Canada. I could bore you with the history of the awards, notable past winners (and losers), famous acceptance speeches, and so on and so forth. But you know all that (And if you don’t, their website is pretty informative).
What you’re waiting for are the winners, and here they are, straight from the horse’s mouth:
- Best Novel: The Graveyard Book, Neil Gaiman (HarperCollins; Bloomsbury UK)
- Best Novella: “The Erdmann Nexus”, Nancy Kress (Asimov’s Oct/Nov 2008)
- Best Novelette: “Shoggoths in Bloom”, Elizabeth Bear (Asimov’s Mar 2008)
- Best Short Story: “Exhalation”, Ted Chiang (Eclipse Two)
- Best Graphic Story: Girl Genius, Volume 8: Agatha Heterodyne and the Chapel of Bones, Written by Kaja & Phil Foglio, art by Phil Foglio, colors by Cheyenne Wright (Airship Entertainment)
- Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form: WALL-E
Andrew Stanton & Pete Docter, story; Andrew Stanton & Jim
Reardon, screenplay; Andrew Stanton, director (Pixar/Walt Disney)
- Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form: Doctor Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, Joss Whedon, & Zack Whedon, & Jed Whedon, & Maurissa Tancharoen, writers; Joss Whedon, director (Mutant Enemy)
More awards after the jump. A very hearty congratulations to all the winners!
- Best Related Book: Your Hate Mail Will Be Graded: A Decade of Whatever, 1998-2008, John Scalzi (Subterranean Press)
- Best Editor Short Form: Ellen Datlow
- Best Editor Long Form: David G. Hartwell
- Best Professional Artist: Donato Giancola
- Best Semiprozine: Weird Tales, edited by Ann VanderMeer & Stephen H. Segal
- Best Fan Writer: Cheryl Morgan
- Best Fanzine: Electric Velocipede edited by John Klima
- Best Fan Artist: Frank Wu
And the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer (presented by Dell Magazines): David Anthony Durham
Someone please remind me: in which Dramatic Presentation category was Steven Moffatt’s DOCTOR WHO story SILENCE IN THE LIBRARY/FOREST OF THE DEAD? I’m hoping it was Long-Form. It hurts less to see it lose to WALL-E rather than DR HORRIBLE’S SING-A-LONG.
I think that, since it’s part of an episodic teevee series, it probably counts as Short Form.
Doctor Who was in Short Form. It was presented by Paul Cornell. When announcing the winner, he paused after the Word "Doctor," since three of the five nominees had that as the first word.
Just a note that the Hugo photo you are using was the 2008 Hugo. This year's is quite different in appearance.
Yeah, but we didn't have one at press time. The joy of covering multiple conventions…