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WINNERS: 2010 Hugo Awards

The 2010 Hugo Award Winners have been announced:

  • BEST NOVEL (TIE)The City & The City, China Miéville (Del Rey; Macmillan UK) and The Windup Girl, Paolo Bacigalupi (Night Shade)
  • BEST NOVELLA: “Palimpsest”, Charles Stross (Wireless)
  • BEST NOVELETTE: “The Island”, Peter Watts (The New Space Opera 2)
  • 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 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

Congratulations to all the winners!

See also: FINALISTS: 2010 Hugo Awards and John W. Campbell Award (w/ Free Fiction Links).

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3 Comments on WINNERS: 2010 Hugo Awards

  1. Thrilled that The Windup Girl and Moon won – those were the two that I was rooting for the hardest, although now it looks like I should probably read The City and The City. I can’t say that I’m terribly familiar with the shorter works, but I Waters of Mars, really? I thought that was a terrible episode, and while the nominations were pretty weak this time around – Dollhouse should have snatched that one. 

  2. Mieville definitely deserves his win. As for Bacigalupi…I consider myself a fan, but I actually couldn’t make myself read past about 80 pages of Windup Girl. That setting (which includes a couple of his short stories) is literally unbelievable: humanity runs out of fossil fuels, and so naturally turns to the absolute least efficient energy creation method available. There’s no solar power, no hydroelectric, no geothermal, no NUCLEAR, for crissake.

    This MIGHT be passable on a different world with a different timeline and technology tree. But it’s just utterly implusible in a world that’s supposed to be our own, in the very near future. It’s wholly disrespectful to the human race to suppose that they would be willfully subjected to evil corporate masters, nearly starving themselves in the process, without having preempted this situation by pursuing one or more of the above (“free”, already developed and ready to implement) technologies.

    Baciglaupi’s apparent need to moralize sometimes gets in the way of his being able to tell a good story, and this is one of those times. (Also, his prose in long form strikes me as uneven; too self-conscious. Compared to Mieville’s it’s just not Hugo matierial. Yet.)

  3. Great news to see Watts’ “The Island” win! Very much deserved award for a great novelette. (The Novelette category was quite strong this year, but Watts’ piece really stands out.)

    Also, excellent selections for Novel, Novella, Dramatic – Long, and Semiprozine. (I wonder if we’ll see Lightspeed taking the Semiprozine award in the nearish future?)

    Not so sure about “Bridesicle” for Short Story, though. That category was a bit thin this year anyway, it seems, and I wonder if Johnson’s “The Spar” was too … uncomfortable for some.

    Now I have to read Miéville’s The City and The City. Sigh …. 🙂


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