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:
Best Fan Artist:
(also– most playfully enthusiastic recipient)
Best Related Book:
John Scalzi, Your Hate Mail Will be Graded: A Decade of Whatever, 1998-2008.
Best Dramatic, Long Form
Best Dramatic, Short Form
Doctor Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog
“You have too many categories when we qualify in one.”
Best Editor, Long Form
David G. Hartwell
Best Editor, Short Form
Best Graphic Story
Best Professional Artist
Best Short Story
Ted Chiang, “Exhalation”
Elizabeth Bear, “Shoggoths in Bloom”
Nancy Kress, “The Erdmann Nexus”
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).