Last night, the winners of the 2017 Hugo Awards were announced at Worldcon 75, in Helsinki, Finland. We talked a good deal about the Hugo Awards a few months ago, covering the really troubling “Puppies” and their attempt to hijack the awards (which are voted on at the Con itself), as well as the need to celebrate diverse books of all kinds, genres, and forms.
So it’s a delight to present this list of award winners, which highlights the diversity of the science fiction genre, and, hopefully, will provide you with plenty of ideas for your To Be Read pile!
In total, 2464 valid nominating ballots (2458 electronic and 6 paper) were received and counted from the members of the 2016, 2017 and 2018 World Science Fiction Conventions, and 3319 members of the 2017 Worldcon cast vote on the final ballot.
And the (literary) awards go to:*
Best Novel: The Obelisk Gate, by N. K. Jemisin (her second win in a row!)
Best Novella: Every Heart a Doorway, by Seanan McGuire
Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form: Arrival, screenplay by Eric Heisserer based on a short story by Ted Chiang, directed by Denis Villeneuve
Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form: The Expanse: “Leviathan Wakes”, written by Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby, directed by Terry McDonough
Best Editor, Short Form: Ellen Datlow
Best Editor, Long Form: Liz Gorinsky (editor with Tor Books and Tor.com)
A big, Free-For-All Congratulations to all the winners!
*A number of Hugos are awarded for materials that the Library does not stock, such as fan fiction, fanzines, and visual arts. We nevertheless support and celebrate their achievements, and you can read the whole list of winners here.