The Hugo Awards were bestowed upon their 2012 counterparts this Labor Day Weekend in Chicago, and I’m beginning to notice that China Mieville is the Phil Mickelson of Science Fiction and Fantasy – forever a bridesmaid til death do him part.
I was engleed (en-gleed, trying out a new, fake word) to learn that both Game of Thrones and “The Doctor’s Wife” won their respective categories; both of which were my picks to win back in April, although I was stymied by my Best Novel pick withering.
The ultimate winner of the Hugo Awards was Neil Gaiman, aside from his shiny statue, with a picture that screams to be shoehorned into thousands of memes.
Here’s a list of the nominees, and, without further ado, your 2012 Hugo Award Winners:
Among Others by Jo Walton (Tor)
“The Man Who Bridged the Mist” by Kij Johnson (Asimov’s, September/October 2011)
“Six Months, Three Days” by Charlie Jane Anders (Tor.com)
BEST SHORT STORY
“The Paper Menagerie” by Ken Liu (The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, March/April 2011)
BEST RELATED WORK
The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, Third Edition edited by John Clute, David Langford, Peter Nicholls, and Graham Sleight (Gollancz)
BEST GRAPHIC STORY
Digger by Ursula Vernon (Sofawolf Press)
BEST DRAMATIC PRESENTATION, LONG FORM
Game of Thrones (Season 1) (HBO)
BEST DRAMATIC PRESENTATION, SHORT FORM
“The Doctor’s Wife” (Doctor Who) (BBC Wales)
BEST EDITOR, SHORT FORM
BEST EDITOR, LONG FORM
BEST PROFESSIONAL ARTIST
Locus, edited by Liza Groen Trombi, Kirsten Gong-Wong, et al.
SF Signal, edited by John DeNardo
BEST FAN WRITER
Jim C. Hines
BEST FAN ARTIST
SF Squeecast, Lynne M. Thomas, Seanan McGuire, Paul Cornell, Elizabeth Bear, and Catherynne M. Valente
JOHN W. CAMPBELL AWARD FOR BEST NEW WRITER
Award for the best new professional science fiction or fantasy writer
of 2009 or 2010, sponsored by Dell Magazines (not a Hugo Award).
E. Lily Yu