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Congratulations to the Winners of the 2017 Hugo Awards!

Posted by Hayley Igarashi on August 11, 2017


Real monsters lurk within and the cold night draws nearer in this year's crop of Hugo Award winners! For the second year in a row, N.K. Jemisin took home the top honor for Best Novel. Her The Broken Earth trilogy is now two for two at the Hugos—and the final book, The Stone Sky, which comes out this month, will be eligible to win next year.

And while that one winter may not be coming anytime soon, A Song of Ice and Fire author George R.R. Martin was on hand to present the Hugo for Best Series to Lois McMaster Bujold for her Vorkosigan Saga.

The Hugo Awards, which annually honors the best of science fiction and fantasy, were presented Friday at the 75th World Science Fiction Convention in Helsinki, Finland. Take a look at the winners below!


Best Novel
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Winner: The Obelisk Gate
by N.K. Jemisin


Read Jemisin's exclusive essay on where her ideas come from.


Best Series
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Winner: Vorkosigan Saga
by Lois McMaster Bujold




Best Novella
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Winner: Every Heart a Doorway
by Seanan McGuire




Best Novelette
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Winner: The Tomato Thief
by Ursula Vernon




Best Short Story
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Winner: Seasons of Glass and Iron
by Amal El-Mohtar




Best Graphic Story
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Winner: Monstress
written by Marjorie M. Liu and illustrated by Sana Takeda





You can find the the full list of winners here. What's the best fantasy or science fiction book you've read this year? Share it with us in the comments!

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message 1: by Chanel (new)

Chanel Carter Your link to Vorkosigan Saga redirects to Every Heart the Doorway. Might want to fix that :)


message 2: by Kelly (new)

Kelly Brantley SUCH an incredible round up this year of amazing artists. Super proud of everyone who won!


message 3: by Sofia (new)

Sofia Raposo de Almeida I am having a hard time choosing the best I have read this year between The Divine Cities, of Robert Jackson Bennett, All the Birds in the Sky, by Charlie Jane Anders and Wayfarers, by Becky Chambers.


message 4: by Sofia (new)

Sofia Raposo de Almeida And now Cixin Liu. I think it's fabulous too.


message 5: by Crystal (new)

Crystal If Jemisin wasn't recognized for her work, I'd question their taste! She is a most brilliant voice I cannot wait to devour, pardon the mixed metaphor.

Now then, time to pre-order the third installment!


message 6: by Christina (new)

Christina I'm lousy at reading sci-fi - I need to remedy that.
I've been reading almost the entire A Song of Ice and Fire series this year so that's my favorite fantasy. :)


message 7: by Margaret (new)

Margaret Oliver Thanks for the list, Hayley, I've shared it with my followers on Twitter and FB.


message 8: by Samantha (new)

Samantha The best science fiction book I've read this year is Shadowbahn.


message 9: by L. (new)

L. McCoy Aww, Paper Girls lost... Oh well, Monstress is pretty good.


message 10: by Corwyn (new)

Corwyn Extremely well-deserved wins for Obelisk Gate and Monstress.


message 11: by Shaun, Goodreads Expert (new)

Shaun Chanel wrote in message 1: "Your link to Vorkosigan Saga redirects to Every Heart the Doorway. Might want to fix that :)"

Should be working now! 😊


Margaret wrote in message 7: "Thanks for the list, Hayley, I've shared it with my followers on Twitter and FB."

Thanks for spreading the love, Margaret! 👍


message 12: by Andy (new)

Andy Pleased for the very well deserved win for Monstress! Great art cover to cover that compliments a engrossing story.

Late to the game, but currently enjoying last year's Hugo best novel, The Fifth Season by NK Jemisin, so will be looking forward to continuing the trilogy with this year's Hugo best novel (and probably next year's when the third book is out too).


message 13: by Caroline (new)

Caroline Congratulations to all the winners.


message 14: by Kay Dee (new)

Kay Dee so except for the short story and novelette, i have read or put on my TBR list all the winners. not bad. not bad at all. in the past award winners were not books i didnot enjoy and gave up on reading them. glad to see in recent years that is not so.


message 15: by Lauren (new)

Lauren Johnstone Look at all those WOMEN SFF authors. WAHAY!


message 16: by Margarita (new)

Margarita Lauren wrote: "Look at all those WOMEN SFF authors. WAHAY!" I second that!


message 17: by Katherine (new)

Katherine Hayward These all sound good. Added to my TBR list.


message 18: by Thomas (new)

Thomas Bruso I can understand why MONSTRESS won for Best Graphic Story. Awesome!


message 19: by L. (new)

L. McCoy Lauren wrote: "Look at all those WOMEN SFF authors. WAHAY!"

I know I might get some crap for saying this but does it matter if the author is male or female? I've read lots of great books from male and female authors, I've also read some total garbage from male and female authors, their gender has never made me like a book any more or less. I think what matters is if the book's good, not the gender of the author.


message 20: by TalviLinna (new)

TalviLinna That is the idea, that books should be judged on their content not some characteristic of the author, but the fact is that women haven't always been welcome in SF or gotten the recognition they deserve. That's why people are happy that women authors are getting recognition this year. I don't mean to 'give you crap' but am just answering the question you posed.


message 21: by L. (new)

L. McCoy TalviLinna wrote: "That is the idea, that books should be judged on their content not some characteristic of the author, but the fact is that women haven't always been welcome in SF or gotten the recognition they des..."

I can see that, it makes sense and don't worry, I know you're not giving me crap, this is a good response.


message 22: by Kay Dee (new)

Kay Dee L. wrote: "TalviLinna wrote: "That is the idea, that books should be judged on their content not some characteristic of the author, but the fact is that women haven't always been welcome in SF or gotten the r..

I can see that, it makes sense and don't worry, I know you're not giving me crap, this is a good response. ."


OMG!! A QUESTION ASKED AND ANSWERED WITHOUT ANYBODY TAKING OFFENSE OR MAKING IT PERSONAL ON THE INTERNET!!!!!

is there a Shortie award for this? y'all should get it if there is.


message 23: by Anjali (new)

Anjali Jadhav very nice post . OMG!! A QUESTION ASKED AND ANSWERED WITHOUT ANYBODY TAKING www.beautysk.com OFFENSE OR MAKING IT PERSONAL ON THE INTERNET!!!!!


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