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WINNERS: 2008 Hugo Award

The Winners of the 2008 Hugo Award have just been announced.

[via the Twitter feeds of Karen Burnham’s Spiral Galaxy and John Joseph Adams]

  • BEST NOVEL: The Yiddish Policeman’s Union by Michael Chabon (HarperCollins, Fourth Estate)
  • BEST NOVELLA: “All Seated on the Ground” by Connie Willis (Asimov’s Dec. 2007, Subterranean Press) [See SF Signal review]
  • BEST NOVELETTE: “The Merchant and the Alchemist’s Gate” by Ted Chiang (F&SF Sept. 2007) [See SF Signal review]
  • BEST SHORT STORY: “Tideline” by Elizabeth Bear (Asimov’s June 2007) [See SF Signal review]
  • BEST RELATED BOOK: Brave New Words: The Oxford Dictionary of Science Fiction by Jeff Prucher (Oxford University Press) [See SF Signal review]
  • BEST DRAMATIC PRESENTATION, LONG FORM: Stardust Written by Jane Goldman & Matthew Vaughn Based on the novel by Neil Gaiman Directed by Matthew Vaughn (Paramount Pictures)
  • BEST DRAMATIC PRESENTATION, SHORT FORM: Doctor Who “Blink” Written by Stephen Moffat Directed by Hettie Macdonald (BBC)
  • BEST PROFESSIONAL EDITOR, SHORT FORM: Gordon Van Gelder
  • BEST PROFESSIONAL EDITOR, LONG FORM: David G. Hartwell
  • BEST PROFESSIONAL ARTIST: Stephan Martiniere
  • BEST SEMIPROZINE: Locus
  • BEST FANZINE: File 770 edited by Mike Glyer
  • BEST FAN WRITER: John Scalzi
  • BEST FAN ARTIST: Brad Foster
  • JOHN W. CAMPBELL AWARD FOR BEST NEW WRITER: Mary Robinette Kowal

Congratulations to all the winners!

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2 Comments on WINNERS: 2008 Hugo Award

  1. SF Fangirl // August 11, 2008 at 12:52 am //

    Is anyone else disappointed by TYPU’s win?  It sounds very well written, and I may get around to reading it one day, but from what I’ve heard there’s no real science fiction in it.  IMO Alternate Histories or Alternate Universes don’t necessarily equate to science fiction unless there’s scientific explanation for the exsistance of the AU or travel between different worlds or something scienctific rather than simply aswering the question “what if history went a different route?”.

    I recently read Farthing and loved it.  I plan to read the rest of the series.  I don’t think of it as sci fi though.  As far as I am concerned, I’d calssify as a British WWII era mystery with a twist or simply an Alternate History.

    I do wish The Last Colony had won.  I like the series and loved that book.  I would not have minded Stross winning either.  I like him as a person (met him at ArmadilloCon) and a well-respected author in the field, but personally I just can’t get into most singularity SF so his works are not my cup of tea.  Brasyl also didn’t sound like my cup of tea.  And Rollback ws good, but not as good as TLC.

  2. Matte Lozenge // August 11, 2008 at 8:15 pm //

    Yes, TYPU is alternate history in the same way that Farthing is alternate history. No explanation, just “what if.”

    TYPU is enjoyable enough, and has a lot of character depth and world-building skill, so I’m not disappointed. But I think Axis would have been a better winner.

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