The 56th Hugo Awards went out tonight in Montreal. Julie Czerneda once again proved herself SF’s most whimsically charming host, the good twin of Delerium from Sandman, grounded and lacking in malice. And speaking of Hugo winners….

The Bruce W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer:
David Anthony Durham

Best Fan Writer:
Cheryl Morgan

Best Fan Artist:
Frank Wu
(also– most playfully enthusiastic recipient)

Best Fanzine:
Electric Velocipede

Best Semiprozine:
Weird Tales

Best Related Book:
John Scalzi, Your Hate Mail Will be Graded: A Decade of Whatever, 1998-2008.

Best Dramatic, Long Form
WALL-E

Best Dramatic, Short Form
Doctor Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog
“You have too many categories when we qualify in one.”
–Joss Whedon

Best Editor, Long Form
David G. Hartwell

Best Editor, Short Form
Ellen Datlow

Best Graphic Story
Girl Genius

Best Professional Artist
Donato Giancola

Best Short Story
Ted Chiang, “Exhalation

Best Novelette
Elizabeth Bear, “Shoggoths in Bloom

Best Novella
Nancy Kress, “The Erdmann Nexus”

Best Novel
Neil Gaiman, The Graveyard Book.

I called best novel and best dramatic, long form, but I was off on novelette (though I enjoyed the winner) and short story (the reclusive Chiang, I have discovered, has a very strong fan following).