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Hugo Award Winners 2016

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Tonight in Kansas City, MO, at MidamericonII, the 74th World Science Fiction Convention, the Hugo Awards
were presented to a rapt audience in person and online, with voters weighing on a ballot
that had been partially sabotaged by a small clique of people who objected to
stories about wowen and people who weren’t white.


The awards featured several callouts to the people who vowed to burn the Hugos down — Neil Gaiman’s written acceptance in a category
where his The Sandman: Overture was the only serious contenter dismissed the antics as attention-seeking
stupidity.



The readers overwhelmingly voted in titles by diverse authors — for the second year in a row, a translated work
by a Chinese author won a prize, and the night also saw the first-ever Hugo awarded to a Philippino person.


Two women of color won for fiction: N.K. Jemisin won best novel for The Fifth Season (and joined other
writers in applause-getting excoriation of the “Rabid Puppies” and “Sad Puppies”), while Nnedi Okorafor
won for her novella Binti.


Another highlight: two astronauts accepted prizes on behalf of Andy Weir and film
adaptation of his novel, The Martian. Weir, who began his career as a self-published author,
took the Campbell Award for Best New Writer.


It was an outstanding slate of winners — a rebirth of the Hugos. Congratulations to everyone who took home a rocketship tonight (and to the magnificent Chuck Tingle, too!).


Full voting statistics
here
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Best Novel: The Fifth Season, NK Jemisin, Orbit


Best Novella: Binti


Best Novelette: Folding Beijing by Hao Jingfang (translator Ken Liu)


Best Short Story: Cat Pictures Please, Naomi Kritzer (Clarkesworld, 1/15).


Best Professional Editor – Long Form: Sheila Gilbert (DAW)


Best Professional Editor – Short Form: Ellen Datlow


Best Dramatic Presentation – Long Form: The Martian


Best Dramatic Presentation – Short Form: Jessica Jones, “AKA Smile”


Best Graphic Story: The Sandman: Overture, Neil Gaiman; art by J.H. Williams III (Vertigo)


Best Professional Artist: Abigail Larson


Best Related Work: NO AWARD


Best Semiprozine: Uncanny Magazine


John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer: Andy Weir


Best Fanzine: File 770


Best Fancast: NO AWARD


Best Fan Writer: Mike Glyer


Best Fan Artist: Steve Stiles


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