The Hugo Awards 2014!

22 August 2014

The Hugo Awards 2014

Spoiler Alert!

Once again Ann Leckie cleans up with Ancillary Justice!

Last week, the ExCel Centre in London played host to LonCon3 - the 72nd World Science Fiction Convention (and also, just to confuse things further, 'WorldCon') - and the largest convention yet. WorldCon has been held in the UK six times since its inception in 1939 and the last time it was held in the UK was way back in 2005. So the excitement was fierce! Industry professionals and fans travelled to London from all over the world to attend and the con did not disappoint.

The highlight of the con was the Hugo Award ceremony held on Sunday night. The short list is nominated and voted upon by anyone who bought a ticket to the convention and presents awards on everything from best editor to television and film to fanzine and fan writer as well as the more well-known awards for Best Novel, Novella, Novellete, and Short Story.

The Best Novel award was the final Hugo given out and was presented to Ann Leckie for her space opera novel Ancillary Justice. Ann Leckie has had a clean sweep this year with Ancillary Justice winning every major award: Nebula, BSFA, Arthur C. Clarke, Locus and Kitschies.

The sequel Ancillary Sword comes out in October!


Neptune's Brood by Charles Stross
Parasite by Mira Grant
Warbound, Book III of the Grimnoir Chronicles by Larry Correia
The Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson

And now for the rest of the awards!

Best Novella

Winner: Equoid by Charles Stross

The Butcher of Khardov by Dan Wells
The Chaplain's Legacy by Brad Torgersen
Six-Gun Snow White by Catherynne M. Valente
Wakulla Springs by Andy Duncan and Ellen Klages

Best Novellette

Winner: The Lady Astronaut Of Mars by Mary Robinette Kowal

The Exchange Officers by Brad Torgersen
Opera Vita Aeterna by Vox Day
The Truth of Fact, the Truth of Feeling by Ted Chiang
The Waiting Stars by Aliette de Bodard

Best Short Story

Winner: The Water That Falls On You From Nowhere by John Chu

If You Were a Dinosaur, My Love by Rachel Swirsky
The Ink Readers of Doi Saket by Thomas Olde Heuvelt
Selkie Stories Are for Losers by Sofia Samatar

Best Related Work

Winner: We Have Always Fought: Challenging the Women, Cattle and Slaves Narrative
by Kameron Hurley

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
by Justin Landon & Jared Shurin
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, and Jordan Sanderson

Best Graphic Story

Winner: Time by Randall Munroe

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

Best Dramatic Presentation (Long Form)

Winner: Gravity
written by Alfonso Cuarón & Jonás Cuarón,
directed by Alfonso Cuarón

Frozen screenplay by Jennifer Lee, directed by Chris Buck & Jennifer Lee
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)

Winner: Game of Thrones: “The Rains of Castamere” written by David Benioff & D.B. Weiss, directed by David Nutter Runners-up:
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
Orphan Black: “Variations under Domestication”
written by Will Pascoe, directed by John Fawcett