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WINNERS: 2009 Hugo Awards

The Winners of the 2009 Hugo Award have just been announced via The Hugo Awards Twitter feed:

  • BEST NOVEL: The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman (HarperCollins; Bloomsbury)
  • BEST NOVELLA: “The Erdmann Nexus” by Nancy Kress (Asimov’s Oct/Nov 2008)
  • BEST NOVELETTE: “Shoggoths in Bloom” by Elizabeth Bear (Asimov’s Mar 2008)
  • BEST SHORT STORY: “Exhalation” by Ted Chiang (Eclipse Two, also: audio version)
  • BEST RELATED BOOK: Your Hate Mail Will Be Graded: A Decade of Whatever, 1998-2008 by John Scalzi (Subterranean Press)
  • 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)
  • 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

Additionally, The John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer went to David Anthony Durham.

Congratulations to all the winners!

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2 Comments on WINNERS: 2009 Hugo Awards

  1. Yes indeed, congrats to the winners!  I’m sure the debate will rage on privately, if not publicly, about the relative merits of the awards.  I personally am happy that Gaiman won for The Graveyard Book because I think the book itself is a great story, and I’m also happy for Ted Chiang.  I read Exhalation earlier in the year in Eclipse Two and was very impressed.  One of the best stories in the anthology.

  2. All of those are good picks. I have to say, as happy as I am for Mr. Gaimen, my favorite novel was Little Brother by Cory Doctorow. Also, even though I’m a huge fan of Ted Chiang I have yet to read Exhalation. Something to look forward too I guess.

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