The World Science Fiction Society named the winners of its annual Hugo Awards, recognizing excellence in science fiction and fantasy, at the World Science Fiction Convention in Helsinki, Finland, August 11. If you’re ready to explore a universe very different from our own, enjoy one of the winners today!
By N. K. Jemisin
Best Novel Winner
As she searches for her daughter, Essun gets a request from Alabaster Tenring, but if she does what he asks, it will seal the fate of the Stillness forever, while far away, her daughter, whose power grows, makes choices that will break the world.
By Seanan McGuire
Best Novella Winner
Children have always disappeared from Eleanor West’s Home for Wayward Children under the right conditions; slipping through the shadows under a bed or at the back of a wardrobe, tumbling down rabbit holes and into old wells, and emerging somewhere else. But magical lands have little need for used-up miracle children. Nancy tumbled once, but now she’s back. The things she’s experienced—they change a person. The children under Miss West’s care understand all too well. And each of them is seeking a way back to their own fantasy world. But Nancy’s arrival marks a change at the Home. There’s a darkness just around each corner, and when tragedy strikes, it’s up to Nancy and her new-found schoolmates to get to the heart of the matter. No matter the cost.
By Ursula K. Le Guin
Best Related Work Winner
A wide-ranging collection of essays, reviews, talks, and more from one of our best and most thoughtful writers.
By Marjorie Liu
Best Graphic Story Winner
Set in an alternate matriarchal 1900’s Asia, in a richly imagined world of art deco-inflected steampunk, a teenage girl who is struggling to survive the trauma of war shares a mysterious psychic link with a monster of tremendous power. This connection will transform them both and make them the target of both human and otherworldly powers.
Directed by Denis Villeneuve
Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form Winner
When mysterious spacecraft touch down around the world, a team, including linguist Louise Banks, is brought together to investigate. As mankind teeters on the verge of global war, Banks and the team race against time for answers. To find them, she will take a chance that could threaten her life, and quite possibly humanity.
Directed by Terry McDonough
Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form Winner
Two hundred years in the future, after mankind has colonized the solar system, a hardened detective and a rogue ship’s captain come together for what starts as the case of a missing young woman. But the case evolves into a race across the solar system to expose the greatest conspiracy in human history.
By Lois McMaster Bujold
Best Series Winner
Humans have colonized many new worlds, but continue to embrace the habits that made life so fractious on Earth. The brilliant and manipulative Miles Vorkosigan, whose mother comes from the egalitarian Beta Colony and whose father is an aristocrat from the militaristic and hierarchical Barrayar, must balance these backgrounds as he forges an adventurous military career to serve this sometimes-hostile society.