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As everyone knows by now, we were pretty invested in the Hugo Awards this year, and are super excited they've been announced, featuring some of our favorite people. \o/

And now we promise to chill out about them until at least December 2014. ;)



Best Novel





Best Novella




Best Novelette




Best Short Story




Best Related Work


  • Queers Dig Time Lords: A Celebration of Doctor Who by the LGBTQ Fans Who Love It edited by Sigrid Ellis & Michael Damian Thomas
  • Speculative Fiction 2012: The Best Online Reviews, Essays and Commentary edited by Justin Landon & Jared Shurin
  • "We Have Always Fought: Challenging the Women, Cattle and Slaves Narrative" by Kameron Hurley
  • Wonderbook: The Illustrated Guide to Creating Imaginative Fiction by Jeff VanderMeer, with Jeremy Zerfoss
  • Writing Excuses Season 8 by Brandon Sanderson, Dan Wells, Mary Robinette Kowal, Howard Tayler, & Jordan Sanderson


Best Graphic Story


  • Girl Genius, Volume 13: Agatha Heterodyne & The Sleeping City written by Phil and Kaja Foglio; art by Phil Foglio; colors by Cheyenne Wright
  • "The Girl Who Loved Doctor Who" written by Paul Cornell, illustrated by Jimmy Broxton
  • The Meathouse Man adapted from the story by George R.R. Martin and illustrated by Raya Golden
  • Saga Volume 2 written by Brian K. Vaughan, illustrated by Fiona Staples
  • "Time" by Randall Munroe


Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form


  • Frozen screenplay by Jennifer Lee, directed by Chris Buck & Jennifer Lee
  • Gravity written by Alfonso Cuarón & Jonás Cuarón, directed by Alfonso Cuarón
  • The Hunger Games: Catching Fire screenplay by Simon Beaufoy & Michael Arndt, directed by Francis Lawrence
  • Iron Man 3 screenplay by Drew Pearce & Shane Black, directed by Shane Black
  • Pacific Rim screenplay by Travis Beacham & Guillermo del Toro, directed by Guillermo del Toro


Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form


  • An Adventure in Space and Time, written by Mark Gatiss, directed by Terry McDonough
  • Doctor Who: "The Day of the Doctor", written by Steven Moffat, directed by Nick Hurran
  • Doctor Who: "The Name of the Doctor", written by Steven Moffat, directed by Saul Metzstein
  • The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot, written & directed by Peter Davison
  • Game of Thrones: "The Rains of Castamere", written by David Benioff & D.B. Weiss, directed by David Nutter
  • Orphan Black: "Variations under Domestication" written by Will Pascoe, directed by John Fawcett


Best Editor, Short Form


  • John Joseph Adams
  • Neil Clarke
  • Ellen Datlow
  • Jonathan Strahan
  • Sheila Williams


Best Editor, Long Form


  • Ginjer Buchanan
  • Sheila Gilbert
  • Liz Gorinsky
  • Lee Harris
  • Toni Weisskopf


Best Professional Artist


  • Galen Dara
  • Julie Dillon
  • Daniel Dos Santos
  • John Harris
  • John Picacio
  • Fiona Staples


Best Semiprozine


  • Apex Magazine, edited by Lynne M. Thomas, Jason Sizemore, and Michael Damian Thomas
  • Beneath Ceaseless Skies, edited by Scott H. Andrews
  • Interzone, edited by Andy Cox
  • Lightspeed Magazine, edited by John Joseph Adams, Rich Horton, and Stefan Rudnicki
  • Strange Horizons, edited by Niall Harrison, Brit Mandelo, An Owomoyela, Julia Rios, Sonya Taaffe, Abigail Nussbaum, Rebecca Cross, Anaea Lay, and Shane Gavin


Best Fanzine




Best Fancast




Best Fan Writer




Best Fan Artist


  • Brad W. Foster
  • Mandie Manzano
  • Spring Schoenhuth
  • Steve Stiles
  • Sarah Webb


The John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer





Did any of your favorites win? :D

Date: 2014-08-17 09:20 pm (UTC)
rymenhild: Manuscript page from British Library MS Harley 913 (Default)
From: [personal profile] rymenhild
That's a beautiful winners list. I didn't vote myself, because I didn't have time to read enough of the nominees. However, I think Kowal's "Lady Astronaut" and Chu's "The Water That Falls On You" are terrific stories, and Munroe's "Time" is just an amazing work of Internet art. I would have been delighted for any of the fan writers (Mark Oshiro fans represent!) , but Kameron Hurley is a standout there, and she deserves to win twice for "We Have Always Fought." I've heard very good things about Ancillary Justice and about Sofia Samatar's work, although I haven't read them. Finally, look at all those feminist and nonwhite and queer winners. Good job, Hugo voters.

Date: 2014-08-17 09:50 pm (UTC)
renay: Pink pony with brown hair and wings on a yellow background bucking hind legs in the air. (Default)
From: [personal profile] renay
I punted on novellas this year and focused down ballot, which worked out okay. Every year is different for me as to what I can get to because I suck at time management, although I do try to read at least two of the fiction categories, which I managed with novelette and short story (I voted for both Chu and Kowal, so I was super happy!).

I'm very pleased with the breakdown this year. Lots of amazing things won. And definitely check out Ancillary Justice when you get a chance. It's great. :)

Date: 2014-08-17 10:00 pm (UTC)
forestofglory: E. H. Shepard drawing of Christopher Robin reading a book to Pooh (Default)
From: [personal profile] forestofglory
Did you see that Lady Business made the long list? Major congrats! (and someday the short list.)

I'm all excited after watching the live broadcast. Many things I voted for won! And there were tons of great speeches.

Date: 2014-08-17 10:09 pm (UTC)
renay: Pink pony with brown hair and wings on a yellow background bucking hind legs in the air. (Default)
From: [personal profile] renay
Hahaha, yes, [personal profile] nymeth has already been having impostor syndrome palpitations over it. Myself, I'm all, "sweet, 27 people don't hate us!" and gloating because I'm ahead of Staffer's Book Review, so now I get to give Justin a hard time about it for an WHOLE YEAR. It's like winning!

I loved Kameron's speeches and John Chu's speech, and teared up over Ginjer Buchanan. So happy! I was too busy SCREECHING IN GLEE to hear what Ann Leckie said. I will have to go back and rewatch it. >.>

Date: 2014-08-17 10:09 pm (UTC)
princessofgeeks: (Calvin Yay by hsapiens)
From: [personal profile] princessofgeeks
I am happy for everyone, but Ann Leckie and Kameron Hurley in particular.

Hurray!

Date: 2014-08-17 10:22 pm (UTC)
renay: Pink pony with brown hair and wings on a yellow background bucking hind legs in the air. (Default)
From: [personal profile] renay
Kameron took her categories plus as Aidan pointed out in his Best Fanzine speech, she likely helped him out, too, as he first published her excellent essay. This is totally what I like to see. FANS HELPING FANS SUCCEED. \o/

I am OVER THE MOON that Ancillary Justice won. As N.K. Jemisin said on Twitter, "But I am *especially* glad to see @ann_leckie win the SFF equivalent of the Triple Crown."

Date: 2014-08-18 04:51 pm (UTC)
dolorosa_12: by ginnystar on lj (robin marian)
From: [personal profile] dolorosa_12
Yes, those awards were the ones that made me the happiest.

Date: 2014-08-17 11:59 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] krait
JULIE DILLON!!

Oh, man, there's a name right out of history -- when I was a wee underage proto-fangirl first trammelling the interwebz alone, I haunted Elfwood and fell in love with Dillon's fantastic (and fantastical) art!

Date: 2014-08-18 12:34 am (UTC)
renay: Pink pony with brown hair and wings on a yellow background bucking hind legs in the air. (Default)
From: [personal profile] renay
I SCREECHED OUT LOUD WHEN SHE WON. #fangirl

Date: 2014-08-18 01:11 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] chomiji


Ann Leckie! Julie Dillon! Kameron Hurley!



\o/

Date: 2014-08-18 01:25 am (UTC)
renay: Pink pony with brown hair and wings on a yellow background bucking hind legs in the air. (Default)
From: [personal profile] renay
So many awesome people! *\o/*

Date: 2014-08-18 05:00 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] owlmoose
This is a great list! So great, especially in comparison to what it could have been, that it seems churlish to say anything about the few winners I'm less enamored with, so I won't. ;) Then again, I am so happy about Ancillary Justice's win that I would probably have been content with any list at that point. :D

Date: 2014-08-18 07:12 am (UTC)
renay: Pink pony with brown hair and wings on a yellow background bucking hind legs in the air. (Default)
From: [personal profile] renay
YOU CAN ALWAYS TEXT ME YOUR TRUE FEELINGS.

Date: 2014-08-18 07:05 am (UTC)
rmc28: Rachel smiling against background of trees, with newly-cut short hair (Default)
From: [personal profile] rmc28
YES! I am so pleased about Ancillary Justice, Equoid, Lady Astronaut of Mars & Gravity - the ones I really cared about I find. Very pleased to see We Have Always Fought win too - I was on a worldcon panel yesterday discussing the essay and the topics raised in it.

Date: 2014-08-18 07:15 am (UTC)
renay: Pink pony with brown hair and wings on a yellow background bucking hind legs in the air. (Default)
From: [personal profile] renay
Oooh, you were there! *wistful sigh* One day I'll get to go to a convention! I would have totally loved to listen to that panel discussion about the essay — so much great stuff to unpack. It's brilliant that it won. :D

Date: 2014-08-18 11:36 am (UTC)
copracat: Amelia Post grinning (amelia)
From: [personal profile] copracat
Renay, I have to say thank you, thank you so much for talking about the Hugos and about SFF and books and reading with so much passion and honesty and vulnerability. You put yourself out there and you inspired me to buy a membership, read the work and vote, and you have given me back SFF. You have given it back.

Thank you.

(To put this in perspective I stopped engaging with non-fan SFF writing almost half my lifetime ago, in the 90s. If I had to put a date on it: the publication of David Brin's Hugo-nominated door stop, Brightness Reef.)

Date: 2014-08-18 07:14 pm (UTC)
renay: Pink pony with brown hair and wings on a yellow background bucking hind legs in the air. (Default)
From: [personal profile] renay


This makes me so happy to hear! I'm glad I helped you find good things and am so happy you feel like you have ownership of these genres (and the Hugo Award itself!) back. :D

(Since I am not familiar with David Brin, was it that novel that marked your step away, or a larger trend related to that novel?)

Date: 2014-08-18 08:22 pm (UTC)
copracat: Vera's reading girl (vera)
From: [personal profile] copracat
It was trends, some of which were about me and selfish and some are, I feel, embedded in the pro fiction industry. Before Brightness Reef, Brin, a mediocre writer with great ideas, wrote short, action and idea filled novels. I'd read a few of them that were stand alone in the same universe with an arc across them that had slowly grown, a mystery that fascinated. This novel was published about 8 years after the last one. My impatience and desire for more story was a factor that very definitely exacerbated my disappointment. When it arrived it was twice the size of any previous novel, the first of a trilogy and desperately in need of significant and stern editing. This seemed to be a mid-nineties trend - everything in trilogies, the more successful a writer, the longer and more indulgently badly written their work, as if the reader was expecting quantity and not content. Neal Stephenson, whose Zodiac and Snowcrasher were punchy and interesting, started turning out massive doorstoppers of epic tedium. And I started picking up on the paucity of women, both as characters and as authors. The lack of other diversity was far from my awareness at that time.

I put down Brightness Reef unfinished, stopped buying books around that time and started reading fan fiction instead.
Edited (fix badly worded sentence) Date: 2014-08-18 08:24 pm (UTC)

Date: 2014-08-18 04:53 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] dolorosa_12
I was particularly happy to see Ancillary Justice win Best Novel, and about Kameron Hurley's two awards. To be honest, I sort of wished everyone in the Best Fan Writer category could've won, as I enjoy the writing of all of them, but I think Hurley probably deserved it the most.

Date: 2014-08-18 07:19 pm (UTC)
renay: Pink pony with brown hair and wings on a yellow background bucking hind legs in the air. (Default)
From: [personal profile] renay
Ancillary Justice winning was so exciting. I really hope this marks other space opera/space adventure by women getting more attention and publishers taking chances on women writers writing in these fields (it may be time for a crowdsourced rec list!). I'm super excited to see what Leckie does as she keeps writing and improving. Ancillary Sword is out on 10/7! \o/

I'm happy Kameron won, but of course this means I have to continue my hearteyes campaign for Abigail, Foz, and Liz. SORRY IN ADVANCE, EVERYONE for continually jamming their writing in your face. >.>

Date: 2014-08-18 11:00 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] bookgazing
Three ladies, three years. Totally doable.

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