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Marc (monkeelino) | 2780 comments Mod
And the winners are (in bold listed first under each category)...
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BEST NOVEL
- A Memory Called Empire, by Arkady Martine (Tor; Tor UK)
- Middlegame, by Seanan McGuire (Tor.com Publishing)
- Gideon the Ninth, by Tamsyn Muir (Tor.com Publishing)
- The Light Brigade, by Kameron Hurley (Saga; Angry Robot UK)
- The City in the Middle of the Night, by Charlie Jane Anders (Tor; Titan)
- The Ten Thousand Doors of January, by Alix E. Harrow (Redhook; Orbit UK)
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BEST NOVELLA
- This Is How You Lose the Time War, by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone (Saga Press; Jo Fletcher Books)
- In an Absent Dream, by Seanan McGuire (Tor.com Publishing)
- To Be Taught, If Fortunate, by Becky Chambers (Harper Voyager; Hodder & Stoughton)
- The Haunting of Tram Car 015, by P. Djèlí Clark (Tor.com Publishing)
- “Anxiety Is the Dizziness of Freedom”, by Ted Chiang (Exhalation (Borzoi/Alfred A. Knopf; Picador))
- The Deep, by Rivers Solomon, with Daveed Diggs, William Hutson & Jonathan Snipes (Saga Press/Gallery)
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BEST NOVELETTE
- Emergency Skin, by N.K. Jemisin (Forward Collection (Amazon))
- “Omphalos”, by Ted Chiang (Exhalation (Borzoi/Alfred A. Knopf; Picador))
- “Away With the Wolves”, by Sarah Gailey (Uncanny Magazine: Disabled People Destroy Fantasy Special Issue, September/October 2019)
- “For He Can Creep”, by Siobhan Carroll (Tor.com, 10 July 2019)
- “The Blur in the Corner of Your Eye”, by Sarah Pinsker (Uncanny Magazine, July-August 2019)
- “The Archronology of Love”, by Caroline M. Yoachim (Lightspeed, April 2019)
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BEST SHORT STORY
- “As the Last I May Know”, by S.L. Huang (Tor.com, 23 October 2019)
- “Do Not Look Back, My Lion”, by Alix E. Harrow (Beneath Ceaseless Skies, January 2019)
- “And Now His Lordship Is Laughing”, by Shiv Ramdas (Strange Horizons, 9 September 2019)
- “A Catalog of Storms”, by Fran Wilde (Uncanny Magazine, January/February 2019)
- “Blood Is Another Word for Hunger”, by Rivers Solomon (Tor.com, 24 July 2019)
- “Ten Excerpts from an Annotated Bibliography on the Cannibal Women of Ratnabar Island”, by Nibedita Sen (Nightmare Magazine, May 2019)
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BEST SERIES
- The Expanse, by James S. A. Corey (Orbit US; Orbit UK)
- InCryptid, by Seanan McGuire (DAW)
- Planetfall series, by Emma Newman (Ace; Gollancz)
- Winternight Trilogy, by Katherine Arden (Del Rey; Del Rey UK)
- The Wormwood Trilogy, by Tade Thompson (Orbit US; Orbit UK)
- Luna, by Ian McDonald (Tor; Gollancz)
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BEST RELATED WORK
- “2019 John W. Campbell Award Acceptance Speech”, by Jeannette Ng
- Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin, produced and directed by Arwen Curry
- The Lady from the Black Lagoon: Hollywood Monsters and the Lost Legacy of Milicent Patrick, by Mallory O’Meara (Hanover Square)
- Becoming Superman: My Journey from Poverty to Hollywood, by J. Michael Straczynski (Harper Voyager US)
- The Pleasant Profession of Robert A. Heinlein, by Farah Mendlesohn (Unbound)
- Joanna Russ, by Gwyneth Jones (University of Illinois Press (Modern Masters of Science Fiction))
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BEST GRAPHIC STORY OR COMIC
- LaGuardia, written by Nnedi Okorafor, art by Tana Ford, colours by James Devlin (Berger Books; Dark Horse)
- Monstress, Volume 4: The Chosen, written by Marjorie Liu, art by Sana Takeda (Image)
- Mooncakes, by Wendy Xu and Suzanne Walker, letters by Joamette Gil (Oni Press; Lion Forge)
- Paper Girls, Volume 6, written by Brian K. Vaughan, drawn by Cliff Chiang, colours by Matt Wilson, letters by Jared K. Fletcher (Image)
- The Wicked + The Divine, Volume 9: “Okay”, by Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie, colours by Matt Wilson, letters by Clayton Cowles (Image)
- Die, Volume 1: Fantasy Heartbreaker, by Kieron Gillen and Stephanie Hans, letters by Clayton Cowles (Image)
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BEST DRAMATIC PRESENTATION, LONG FORM
- Good Omens, written by Neil Gaiman, directed by Douglas Mackinnon (Amazon Studios/BBC Studios/Narrativia/The Blank Corporation)
-Captain Marvel, screenplay by Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck and Geneva Robertson-Dworet, directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck (Walt Disney Pictures/Marvel Studios/Animal Logic (Australia))
- Russian Doll (Season One), created by Natasha Lyonne, Leslye Headland and Amy Poehler, directed by Leslye Headland, Jamie Babbit and Natasha Lyonne (3 Arts Entertainment/Jax Media/Netflix/Paper Kite Productions/Universal Television)
- Us, written and directed by Jordan Peele (Monkeypaw Productions/Universal Pictures)
- Avengers: Endgame, screenplay by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, directed by Anthony Russo and Joe Russo (Marvel Studios)
- Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, screenplay by Chris Terrio and J.J. Abrams, directed by J.J. Abrams (Walt Disney Pictures/Lucasfilm/Bad Robot)
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BEST DRAMATIC PRESENTATION, SHORT FORM
- The Good Place: “The Answer”, written by Daniel Schofield, directed by Valeria Migliassi Collins (Fremulon/3 Arts Entertainment/Universal Television)
- (tie) Watchmen: “A God Walks into Abar”, written by Jeff Jensen and Damon Lindelof, directed by Nicole Kassell (HBO)
- (tie) The Mandalorian: “Redemption”, written by Jon Favreau, directed by Taika Waititi (Disney+)
- The Expanse: “Cibola Burn”, written by Daniel Abraham & Ty Franck and Naren Shankar, directed by Breck Eisner (Amazon Prime Video)
- Doctor Who: “Resolution”, written by Chris Chibnall, directed by Wayne Yip (BBC)
- Watchmen: “This Extraordinary Being”, written by Damon Lindelof and Cord Jefferson, directed by Stephen Williams (HBO)

Note: Watchmen and The Mandalorian tied for second place.
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BEST EDITOR, SHORT FORM
- Ellen Datlow
- Jonathan Strahan
- Sheila Williams
- (tie) Neil Clarke
- (tie) Lynne M. Thomas and Michael Damian Thomas
- C.C. Finlay

Note: Neil Clarke and Lynne M. Thomas and Michael Damian Thomas tied for fourth place.
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BEST EDITOR, LONG FORM
- Navah Wolfe
- Diana M. Pho
- Sheila E. Gilbert
- Devi Pillai
- Miriam Weinberg
- Brit Hvide
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BEST PROFESSIONAL ARTIST
- John Picacio
- Galen Dara
- Yuko Shimizu
- Rovina Cai
- Tommy Arnold
- Alyssa Winans
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BEST SEMIPROZINE
- Uncanny Magazine, editors-in-chief Lynne M. Thomas and Michael Damian Thomas, nonfiction/managing editor Michi Trota, managing editor Chimedum Ohaegbu, podcast producers Erika Ensign and Steven Schapansky
- FIYAH Magazine of Black Speculative Fiction, executive editor Troy L. Wiggins, editors Eboni Dunbar, Brent Lambert, L.D. Lewis, Danny Lore, Brandon O’Brien and Kaleb Russell
- Strange Horizons, Vanessa Rose Phin, Catherine Krahe, AJ Odasso, Dan Hartland, Joyce Chng, Dante Luiz and the Strange Horizons staff
- Escape Pod, editors Mur Lafferty and S.B. Divya, assistant editor Benjamin C. Kinney, audio producers Adam Pracht and Summer Brooks, hosts Tina Connolly and Alasdair Stuart
- Beneath Ceaseless Skies, editor Scott H. Andrews
- Fireside Magazine, editor Julia Rios, managing editor Elsa Sjunneson, copyeditor Chelle Parker, social coordinator Meg Frank, publisher & art director Pablo Defendini, founding editor Brian White
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BEST FANZINE
- The Book Smugglers, editors Ana Grilo and Thea James
nerds of a feather, flock together, editors Adri Joy, Joe Sherry, Vance Kotrla, and The G

- Journey Planet, editors James Bacon, Christopher J Garcia, Alissa McKersie, Ann Gry, Chuck Serface, John Coxon and Steven H Silver
- Galactic Journey, founder Gideon Marcus, editor Janice Marcus, senior writers Rosemary Benton, Lorelei Marcus and Victoria Silverwolf
- Quick Sip Reviews, editor Charles Payseur
- The Rec Center, editors Elizabeth Minkel and Gavia Baker-Whitelaw
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BEST FANCAST
- Our Opinions Are Correct, presented by Annalee Newitz and Charlie Jane Anders
- Galactic Suburbia, presented by Alisa Krasnostein, Alexandra Pierce and Tansy Rayner Roberts, producer Andrew Finch
- The Coode Street Podcast, presented by Jonathan Strahan and Gary K. Wolfe
- The Skiffy and Fanty Show, presented by Jen Zink and Shaun Duke
- Be The Serpent, presented by Alexandra Rowland, Freya Marske and Jennifer Mace
- Claire Rousseau’s YouTube channel, produced & presented by Claire Rousseau
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BEST FAN WRITER
- Bogi Takács
- Cora Buhlert
- Alasdair Stuart
- James Davis Nicoll
- Paul Weimer
- Adam Whitehead
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BEST FAN ARTIST
- Elise Matthesen
- Sara Felix
- Iain Clark
- Meg Frank
- Grace P. Fong
- Ariela Housman
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Lodestar Award for Best Young Adult Book (not a Hugo)
- Catfishing on CatNet, by Naomi Kritzer (Tor Teen)
- Minor Mage, by T. Kingfisher (Argyll)
- Dragon Pearl, by Yoon Ha Lee (Disney/Hyperion)
- Riverland, by Fran Wilde (Amulet)
- Deeplight, by Frances Hardinge (Macmillan)
- The Wicked King, by Holly Black (Little, Brown; Hot Key)
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Astounding Award for Best New Writer, sponsored by Dell Magazines (not a Hugo)
- R.F. Kuang (2nd year of eligibility)
- Nibedita Sen (2nd year of eligibility)
- Tasha Suri (2nd year of eligibility)
- Emily Tesh (1st year of eligibility)
- Sam Hawke (2nd year of eligibility)
- Jenn Lyons (1st year of eligibility)


Nadine in California (nadinekc) | 470 comments Marc wrote: "And the winners are (in bold listed first under each category)...
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BEST NOVEL
- A Memory Called Empire, by Arkady Martine (Tor; Tor UK)
- Middlega..."


Wow, thank you Marc for compiling this! Seems like I always clash with the Hugo's on novels (I gave two stars to the winner) but line up much better with shorter works. This Is How You Lose the Time War was such a delight!


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Sara G | 44 comments I read four of the nominated novels, and my vote would have gone to The Light Brigade or Gideon the Ninth. The Light Brigade is military sci-fi that takes an unromantic look at patriotism and military pride. More so than some of the other contenders, it tries to be an issue book. Gideon the Ninth absolutely does not try to be anything but fun. It's snarky necromancers in a ten-little-Indians mystery. I have never read anything quite like it. I am not usually one for skeletons and zombies, but the skeletons in Gideon the Ninth are so outrageous and hilarious that I had to change my mind.


message 4: by Marc (last edited Aug 01, 2020 11:23AM) (new)

Marc (monkeelino) | 2780 comments Mod
Nadine wrote: "Seems like I always clash with the Hugo's on novels (I gave two stars to the winner) but line up much better with shorter works."

I've had that experience from time to time with the Hugo's, as well, Nadine. Usually, they end up adding a few new writers or notable books to my TBR pile. I did not get on at all well with Anders's previously Hugo-nominated All the Birds in the Sky, but I've liked the couple short stories of hers I've read. Have you read any of the other nominees?

Sara G wrote: "Gideon the Ninth absolutely does not try to be anything but fun. It's snarky necromancers in a ten-little-Indians mystery. I have never read anything quite like it. I am not usually one for skeletons and zombies, but the skeletons in Gideon the Ninth are so outrageous and hilarious that I had to change my mind."

This sounds like a great read, Sara! I don't think I've read a single thing on this list besides the first issue of FIYAH magazine, which came out a couple years ago, I think. I do have a copy of Jemisin's Emergency Skin, but I haven't gotten around to it yet. Wait! I did read Paper Girls, Vol. 6, which was wonderful. (And I watched Russian Doll and Star Wars.)


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LindaJ^ (lindajs) | 2388 comments Emergency Skin is great!


message 6: by Marc (new)

Marc (monkeelino) | 2780 comments Mod
LindaJ^ wrote: "Emergency Skin is great!"

Looking forward (even more) to reading this! Have you read any Jemisin you didn't like yet, Linda?


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Whitney | 2195 comments Mod
I'm looking forward to reading Gideon the Ninth. And have never encountered a bad Jemisin, happy to have one more to look forward to.

Also, the Hugo awards themselves were apparently rather a shit-show, with George R.R. Martin and Robert Silverberg babbling endlessly about how great John Campbell (noted racist and fascist) was, and mispronouncing the names of most of he BIPOC nominees and winners.

Here's an article about it, and it's very much lighting up Twitter. https://www.pretty-terrible.com/georg...


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Marc (monkeelino) | 2780 comments Mod
Off to read the article now, Whitney, but I saw some comments last night on Twitter questioning why so much hat tipping to the "old guard." The Hugos seem to stir up a lot of drama!


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Marc (monkeelino) | 2780 comments Mod
Oof! Sounds like amateur night hosted by Uncle Fluffy...

I have never watched any of the previous ceremonies, but this one sounds particularly painful (and, unnecessarily so).


message 10: by LindaJ^ (new)

LindaJ^ (lindajs) | 2388 comments Marc, I have never read any Jemisin I didn't like. I've not read everything she's written and the earlier series I did read was not of the caliber of The Broken Earth series but it was still good and better than most.


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