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2018 Hugo Award Winners!

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On August 19th, the Hugo Awards were held in San Jose, California. As Science Fiction’s most prestigious award, nominees for and winners of the Hugos are followed with great interest by fans and authors of the genre. Categories include standards such as best novel, best novelette, and best short story, but other categories include best dramatic presentation (TV), best fancast, best fanzine, and more!

Here are the winners and nominees for the print categories of the 2018 Hugos:


Best Novel

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The Stone Sky, by N.K. Jemisin

“The shattering conclusion to the post-apocalyptic and highly acclaimed New York Timesbestselling trilogy that began with The Fifth Season, winner of the Hugo Award for Best Novel in 2016, and The Obelisk Gate, winner of the Hugo Award for Best Novel in 2017.” -From



The Collapsing Empire, by John Scalzi

New York 2140, by Kim Stanley Robinson

Provenance, by Ann Leckie

Raven Stratagem, by Yoon Ha Lee

Six Wakes, by Mur Lafferty






Best Novella

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All Systems Red by Martha Wells

“A murderous android discovers itself in All Systems Red, a tense science fiction adventure by Martha Wells that interrogates the roots of consciousness through Artificial Intelligence.” -From



“And Then There Were (N-One),” by Sarah Pinsker

Binti: Home, by Nnedi Okorafor

The Black Tides of Heaven, by JY Yang

Down Among the Sticks and Bones, by Seanan McGuire

River of Teeth, by Sarah Gailey








Best Novelette

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The Secret Life of Bots by Suzanne Palmer

(Clarkesworld Magazine, September 2017)

“Bot 9 has been in storage for a while. It’s a dated model with a reputation for instability, but when the ship runs into a crisis, even temperamental old multibots are called to assist. 9 is to deal with a pest problem –something is chewing through the walls– and while it would prefer a more important job, it dutifully sets about hunting down vermin.” -From


Click here to read Secret Life of Bots!



“Children of Thorns, Children of Water,” by Aliette de Bodard (Uncanny, July-August 2017)

“Extracurricular Activities,” by Yoon Ha Lee (, February 15, 2017)

“A Series of Steaks,” by Vina Jie-Min Prasad (Clarkesworld, January 2017)

“Small Changes Over Long Periods of Time,” by K.M. Szpara (Uncanny, May/June 2017)

“Wind Will Rove,” by Sarah Pinsker (Asimov’s, September/October 2017)



Best Short Story

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Welcome to Your Authentic Indian Experience™ by Rebecca Roanhorse

(Apex, August 2017)


Click here to read Your Authentic Indian Experience™!




“Carnival Nine,” by Caroline M. Yoachim (Beneath Ceaseless Skies, May 2017)

“Clearly Lettered in a Mostly Steady Hand,” by Fran Wilde (Uncanny, September 2017)

“Fandom for Robots,” by Vina Jie-Min Prasad (Uncanny, September/October 2017)

“The Martian Obelisk,” by Linda Nagata (, July 19, 2017)

“Sun, Moon, Dust” by Ursula Vernon, (Uncanny, May/June 2017)





Click here for the full list of 2018 Hugo Award Winners!


Thanks for reading!

-George, FTPL

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