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:
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 Amazon.com
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 Amazon.com
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 Goodreads.com
Best Short Story
Welcome to Your Authentic Indian Experience™ by Rebecca Roanhorse
(Apex, August 2017)
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