Sunday, August 9, 2009

The 2009 Hugo Winners!

The winners of the 2009 Hugo awards have been announced:

Novel - The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
Novella - "The Erdmann Nexus" by Nancy Kress
Novelette - “Shoggoths in Bloom” by Elizabeth Bear
Short Story - “Exhalation” by Ted Chiang
Best Professional Artist - Donato Giancola
Editor (Long Form) - David Hartwell
Editor (Short Form) - Ellen Datlow
Best Dramatic Presentation (Long Form) - WALL-E
Best Dramatic Presentation (Short Form) - Doctor Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog
Best Related Book - Your Hate Mail Will Be Graded: A Decade of Whatever, 1998-2008 by John Scalzi
Best Graphic Story - Girl Genius Volume 8: Agatha Heterodyne and the Chapel of Bones by Kaja and Phil Foglio; art by Phil Foglio; colors by Cheyenne Wright
Best Semiprozine - Weird Tales
Best Fanzine - Electric Velocipede
Best Fan Writer - Cheryl Morgan
Best Fan Artist - Frank Wu

The only winner that I called was WALL-E but at least with everything where I read the nominees it was something I enjoyed. I still haven't gotten around to reading The Graveyard Book yet and I definitely won't be taking it along as vacation reading; it's just too short for that.

Congratulations to all the winners and I'll be covering them all in turn soon enough.