2013 Hugo Award Winners List

Hugo Awards

This years Hugo Awards were presented last night at LoneStarCon 2013. Big winners include Game of Thrones and The Avengers in the Drama short form and Long form categories.

_The Avengers_ was up against _The Hunger Games_, _THe Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey_, _Looper_, and _The Cabin in the Woods_. The former two of those are films that make the list because they are such big adaptations, however the latter two are both legitimately good films. It would have been nice to see _Looper_ take it home but it’s plot inconsistencies are a bit much for some people. From a purely structural standpoint The Avengers is clearly the best here, if not the most affecting and/or deep.

_Game of Thrones_ had a much easier time though, pitting the fantastic season 2 episode _Blackwater_ against an episode of _Fringe_ and three different episodes of _Doctor Who_. I haven’t seen the episode of Fringe, but the whole season of Doctor Who in question wasn’t as amazing as many would have you believe so this was pretty much _Game of Thrones_ category to lose.

There are Hugos for a great deal more categories, you can see them all after the jump, and despite having a relatively low profile in the main stream they are one of the most prestigious awards for science fiction and fantasy. I don’t expect to see them have the same pomp and circumstance as the Oscars any time soon, but hey, a boy can dream for “within my lifetime” right?

Hit the jump for the full list of nominees and winners.

[The 2013 Hugo Awards](http://www.thehugoawards.org/hugo-history/2013-hugo-awards/):

#### Best Novel

* ***Redshirts: A Novel with Three Codas, John Scalzi (Tor)***
* Captain Vorpatril’s Alliance, Lois McMaster Bujold (Baen)
* 2312, Kim Stanley Robinson (Orbit)
* Throne of the Crescent Moon, Saladin Ahmed (DAW)
* Blackout, Mira Grant (Orbit)

#### Best Novella

* ***The Emperor’s Soul, Brandon Sanderson (Tachyon Publications)***
* After the Fall, Before the Fall, During the Fall, Nancy Kress (Tachyon Publications)
* “The Stars Do Not Lie”, Jay Lake (Asimov’s, Oct-Nov 2012)
* On a Red Station, Drifting, Aliette de Bodard (Immersion Press)
* San Diego 2014: The Last Stand of the California Browncoats, Mira Grant (Orbit)

#### Best Novelette

* ***“The Girl-Thing Who Went Out for Sushi”, Pat Cadigan (Edge of Infinity, Solaris)***
* “In Sea-Salt Tears”, Seanan McGuire (Self-published)
* “Fade To White”, Catherynne M. Valente (Clarkesworld, August 2012)
* “Rat-Catcher”, Seanan McGuire (A Fantasy Medley 2, Subterranean)
* “The Boy Who Cast No Shadow”, Thomas Olde Heuvelt (Postscripts: Unfit For Eden, PS Publications)

#### Best Short Story

* ***“Mono no Aware”, Ken Liu (The Future is Japanese, VIZ Media LLC)***
* “Immersion”, Aliette de Bodard (Clarkesworld, June 2012)
* “Mantis Wives”, Kij Johnson (Clarkesworld, August 2012)

#### Best Related Work

* ***Writing Excuses Season Seven, Brandon Sanderson, Dan Wells, Mary Robinette Kowal, Howard Tayler and Jordan Sanderson***
* Chicks Dig Comics: A Celebration of Comic Books by the Women Who Love Them, Edited by Lynne M. Thomas & Sigrid Ellis (Mad Norwegian Press)
* Chicks Unravel Time: Women Journey Through Every Season of Doctor Who, Edited by Deborah Stanish & L.M. Myles (Mad Norwegian Press)
* The Cambridge Companion to Fantasy Literature, Edited by Edward James & Farah Mendlesohn (Cambridge University Press)
* I Have an Idea for a Book … The Bibliography of Martin H. Greenberg, Compiled by Martin H. Greenberg, edited by John Helfers (The Battered Silicon Dispatch Box)

#### Best Graphic Story

* ***Saga, Volume One, written by Brian K. Vaughan, illustrated by Fiona Staples (Image Comics)***
* Locke & Key Volume 5: Clockworks, written by Joe Hill, illustrated by Gabriel Rodriguez (IDW)
* Schlock Mercenary: Random Access Memorabilia, written and illustrated by Howard Tayler, colors by Travis Walton (Hypernode Media)
* Grandville Bête Noire, written and illustrated by Bryan Talbot (Dark Horse Comics, Jonathan Cape)
* Saucer Country, Volume 1: Run, written by Paul Cornell, illustrated by Ryan Kelly, Jimmy Broxton and Goran Sudžuka (Vertigo)

#### Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form

* ***The Avengers, Screenplay & Directed by Joss Whedon (Marvel Studios, Disney, Paramount)***
* The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Screenplay by Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson and Guillermo del Toro, Directed by Peter Jackson (WingNut Films, New Line Cinema, MGM, Warner Bros)
* The Hunger Games, Screenplay by Gary Ross & Suzanne Collins, Directed by Gary Ross (Lionsgate, Color Force)
* Looper, Screenplay and Directed by Rian Johnson (FilmDistrict, EndGame Entertainment)
* The Cabin in the Woods, Screenplay by Drew Goddard & Joss Whedon; Directed by Drew Goddard (Mutant Enemy, Lionsgate)

#### Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form

* ***Game of Thrones, “Blackwater”, Written by George R.R. Martin, Directed by Neil Marshall. Created by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss (HBO)***
* Doctor Who, “The Angels Take Manhattan”, Written by Steven Moffat, Directed by Nick Hurran (BBC Wales)
* Fringe, “Letters of Transit”, Written by J.J. Abrams, Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Akiva Goldsman, J.H.Wyman, Jeff Pinkner. Directed by Joe Chappelle (Fox)
* Doctor Who, “Asylum of the Daleks”, Written by Steven Moffat; Directed by Nick Hurran (BBC Wales)
* Doctor Who, “The Snowmen”, written by Steven Moffat; directed by Saul Metzstein (BBC Wales)

#### Best Editor, Short Form

* ***Stanley Schmidt***
* Sheila Williams
* John Joseph Adams
* Neil Clarke
* Jonathan Strahan

#### Best Editor, Long Form

* ***Patrick Nielsen Hayden***
* Toni Weisskopf
* Sheila Gilbert
* Lou Anders
* Liz Gorinsky

#### Best Professional Artist

* ***John Picacio***
* Dan dos Santos
* Julie Dillon
* Chris McGrath
* Vincent Chong

#### Best Semiprozine

* ***Clarkesworld, edited by Neil Clarke, Jason Heller, Sean Wallace and Kate Baker***
* Lightspeed, edited by John Joseph Adams and Stefan Rudnicki
* Strange Horizons, edited by Niall Harrison, Jed Hartman, Brit Mandelo, An Owomoyela, Julia Rios, Abigail Nussbaum, Sonya Taaffe, Dave Nagdeman and Rebecca Cross
* Apex Magazine, edited by Lynne M. Thomas, Jason Sizemore and Michael Damian Thomas
* Beneath Ceaseless Skies, edited by Scott H. Andrews

#### Best Fanzine

* ***SF Signal, edited by John DeNardo, JP Frantz, and Patrick Hester***
* The Drink Tank, edited by Chris Garcia and James Bacon
* Journey Planet, edited by James Bacon, Chris Garcia, Emma J. King, Helen J. Montgomery and Pete Young
* Banana Wings, edited by Claire Brialey and Mark Plummer
* Elitist Book Reviews, edited by Steven Diamond

#### Best Fancast

* ***SF Squeecast, Elizabeth Bear, Paul Cornell, Seanan McGuire, Lynne M. Thomas, Catherynne M. Valente (Presenters) and David McHone-Chase (Technical Producer)***
* SF Signal Podcast, Patrick Hester, John DeNardo, and JP Frantz
* StarShipSofa, Tony C. Smith
* The Coode Street Podcast, Jonathan Strahan and Gary K. Wolfe
* Galactic Suburbia Podcast, Alisa Krasnostein, Alexandra Pierce, Tansy Rayner Roberts (Presenters) and Andrew Finch (Producer)

#### Best Fan Writer

* ***Tansy Rayner Roberts***
* Steven H Silver
* Christopher J. Garcia
* Mark Oshiro
* James Bacon

#### Best Fan Artist

* ***Galen Dara***
* Brad W. Foster
* Spring Schoenhuth
* Maurine Starkey
* Steve Stiles

#### The John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer

Award for the best new professional science fiction or fantasy writer of 2011 or 2012, sponsored by Dell Magazines. (Not a Hugo Award, but administered along with the Hugo Awards.)

* ***Mur Lafferty***
* Stina Leicht
* Chuck Wendig
* Max Gladstone
* Zen Cho