Hugo Awards Announced

In front of an enthusiastic audience at Omni Shoreham in Washington DC and globally online, the 2021 Hugo Awards were presented. The event was hosted by Andrea Hairston and Sheree Renée Thomas.

Here is the list of winners:

Category: Best Novel
Winner:  Network Effect, Martha Wells (

Category: Best Novella
Winner: The Empress of Salt and Fortune, Nghi Vo (

Category: Best Novelette
Winner:  Two Truths and a Lie, Sarah Pinsker (

Category: Best Short Story
Winner:  “Metal Like Blood in the Dark”, T. Kingfisher (Uncanny Magazine, September/October 2020)

Category: Best Series
Winner:  The Murderbot Diaries, Martha Wells (

Category: Best Related Work
Winner:  Beowulf: A New Translation, Maria Dahvana Headley (FSG)

Category: Best Graphic Story or Comic
Winner:  Parable of the Sower: A Graphic Novel Adaptation, written by Octavia Butler, adapted by Damian Duffy, illustrated by John Jennings (Harry N. Abrams)

Category: Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form
Winner:  The Old Guard, written by Greg Rucka, directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood (Netflix / Skydance Media)

Category: Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form
Winner:  The Good Place: Whenever You’re Ready, written and directed by Michael Schur (Fremulon / 3 Arts Entertainment / Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group)

Category: Best Editor, Short Form
Winner: Ellen Datlow

Category: Best Editor, Long Form
Winner: Diana M. Pho

Category: Best Professional Artist
Winner: Rovina Cai

Category: Best Semiprozine
Winner:  FIYAH Magazine of Black Speculative Fiction, publisher Troy L. Wiggins, executive editor DaVaun Sanders, managing editor Eboni Dunbar, poetry editor Brandon O’Brien, reviews and social media Brent Lambert, art director L. D. Lewis, and the FIYAH Team.

Category: Best Fanzine
Winner:  nerds of a feather, flock together, ed. Adri Joy, Joe Sherry, The G, and Vance Kotrla

Category: Best Fancast
Winner:  The Coode Street Podcast, presented by Jonathan Strahan and Gary K. Wolfe, Jonathan Strahan, producer

Category: Best Fan Writer
Winner: Elsa Sjunneson

Category: Best Fan Artist
Winner: Sara Felix

Category: Best Video Game
Winner:  Hades (Publisher and Developer: Supergiant Games)

Category: Lodestar Award for Best Young Adult Book (not a Hugo)
Winner:  A Wizard’s Guide to Defensive Baking, T. Kingfisher (Argyll Productions

Category: Astounding Award for the Best New Writer, sponsored by Dell Magazines (not a Hugo)
Winner: Emily Tesh

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