The OF Blog: 2009 Hugo Award winners

Sunday, August 09, 2009

2009 Hugo Award winners

I'm snipping this from Fábio Fernandes's Facebook updates that he was receiving via Convention Reporter:

Best Novel: Neil Gaiman, The Graveyard Book

Best Novella: Nancy Kress, "The Erdmann Nexus"

Best Novelette: Elizabeth Bear, "Shoggoths in Bloom"

Best Short Story: Ted Chiang, "Exhalation"

Best Professional Artist: Donato Giancola

Best Graphic Story: Kaja and Phil Foglio, Girl Genius

Best Editor, Long Form: David Hartwell

Best Editor, Short Form: Ellen Datlow

Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form: Wall-E

Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form: Joss Whedon, "Dr. Horrible's Singalong Blog"

Best Related Book: John Scalzi, Your Hate Mail will be Graded

Best Semiprozine: Ann VanderMeer and Stephen Seagal, Weird Tales

Best Fan Writer: Cheryl Morgan

Best Fanzine: Electric Velocipede edited by John Klima

Best Fan Artist: Frank Wu

And related, but not officially a Hugo Award:

Campbell Award for Best New Writer: David Anthony Durham

Congrats to all the winners! Will say more on this later, but this is the time for congratulating those who worked hard and were rewarded for this hard work.

1 comment:

tim said...

I just saw a fan-filmed preview of a Solomon Kane movie. With the fantastic reprints of Howard's books, and the comic book series of Kane that is running now, I believe, the addition of this film (linked through from Scalzi's cite) has me wondering. While the efforts of the Martin-school of fantasy, the new wave and the 'new weird-ish' speculative fiction has been away from stories of black and white characters, blurring the lines of good and evil, a return to a Howard paradigm is a pretty frightening possibility. Now, I know spec-fic film has always had a much more difficult time creating complex envionments, making a big-screen version of a sword-and-gun weilding Puritan who righteously dispatches the ugly hordes of evil who populate the dark corners of the colonial globe perhaps seems a step too far.
Might we have a 12 foot Uncle Sam munching on the wiggling corpses of communists, socialists, health-care reformers, and Sino-Muslim terrorists?

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