The Glamour! The Drama! The Full Results of the 2013 Hugo Awards!

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The Hugo Awards just happened at San Antonio's LoneStarCon 3, and it was a night of dramatic reveals. The winners: Game of Thrones! John Scalzi! Tor's Patrick Nielsen Hayden! Ken Liu! Pat Cadigan! Stanley Schmidt, twice! Brandon Sanderson, twice. And Saga! Full details below.


Top image: Kevin Standlee.

Paul Cornell MCed the Hugo Awards this year, and kept the crowd laughing with his jokes about the difference between Smurfs and SMOFs and saying that thanks to George R.R. Martin, "I have no sexuality." But he also struck serious notes, saying he hoped we would one day look back on harassment as "something we used to do," and leading the crowd in giving love to past Campbell Award-winner Jay Lake.

Some notable winners: Stanley Schmidt won both the Chairman's Special Committee Award (presented by an astronaut!) and the Best Editor, Short Form Award. Patrick Nielsen Hayden won Best Editor, Long Form and also saw John Scalzi's Redshirts, a novel he edited, win Best Novel. Brandon Sanderson won Best Novella and Best Related Work (among other people) for "Writing Excuses." Three-time Campbell Award nominee Mur Lafferty finally won. And Pat Cadigan, who's been nominated many times but never won, finally won a Hugo, and reminded the crowd about the importance of finishing what you start.

And Game of Thrones broke Doctor Who's long winning streak in the "Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form" category. George R.R. Martin accepted, accompanied by actor Rory McCann (Sandor Clegane), who wore a kilt. And in his acceptance speech, Martin said we're in a golden age for science fiction and fantasy on screen.

Here are the full results, via

Best Novel

  • Winner: Redshirts: A Novel with Three Codas by John Scalzi (Tor)
  • 2312 by Kim Stanley Robinson (Orbit)
  • Blackout by Mira Grant (Orbit)
  • Captain Vorpatril's Alliance by Lois McMaster Bujold (Baen)
  • Throne of the Crescent Moon by Saladin Ahmed (DAW)

Best Novella

  • Winner: The Emperor's Soul by Brandon Sanderson (Tachyon Publications)
  • After the Fall, Before the Fall, During the Fall by Nancy Kress (Tachyon Publications)
  • On a Red Station, Drifting by Aliette de Bodard (Immersion Press)
  • San Diego 2014: The Last Stand of the California Browncoats by Mira Grant (Orbit)
  • “The Stars Do Not Lie” by Jay Lake (Asimov's, Oct-Nov 2012)

Best Novelette

  • Winner: “The Girl-Thing Who Went Out for Sushi” by Pat Cadigan (Edge of Infinity, Solaris)
  • “The Boy Who Cast No Shadow” by Thomas Olde Heuvelt (Postscripts: Unfit For Eden, PS Publications)
  • “Fade To White” by Catherynne M. Valente (Clarkesworld, August 2012)
  • “In Sea-Salt Tears” by Seanan McGuire (Self-published)
  • “Rat-Catcher” by Seanan McGuire (A Fantasy Medley 2, Subterranean)

Best Short Story

  • Winner: “Mono no Aware” by Ken Liu (The Future is Japanese, VIZ Media LLC)
  • “Immersion” by Aliette de Bodard (Clarkesworld, June 2012)
  • “Mantis Wives” by Kij Johnson (Clarkesworld, August 2012)

Note: category has 3 nominees due to a 5% requirement under Section 3.8.5 of the WSFS constitution.


Best Related Work

  • Winner: Writing Excuses Season Seven by Brandon Sanderson, Dan Wells, Mary Robinette Kowal, Howard Tayler and Jordan Sanderson
  • The Cambridge Companion to Fantasy Literature Edited by Edward James & Farah Mendlesohn (Cambridge UP)
  • Chicks Dig Comics: A Celebration of Comic Books by the Women Who Love Them Edited by Lynne M. Thomas & Sigrid Ellis (Mad Norwegian Press)
  • Chicks Unravel Time: Women Journey Through Every Season of Doctor Who Edited by Deborah Stanish & L.M. Myles (Mad Norwegian Press)
  • I Have an Idea for a Book… The Bibliography of Martin H. Greenberg Compiled by Martin H. Greenberg, edited by John Helfers (The Battered Silicon Dispatch Box)

Best Graphic Story

  • Winner: Saga, Volume One written by Brian K. Vaughn, illustrated by Fiona Staples (Image Comics)
  • Grandville Bête Noire written and illustrated by Bryan Talbot (Dark Horse Comics, Jonathan Cape)
  • Locke & Key Volume 5: Clockworks written by Joe Hill, illustrated by Gabriel Rodriguez (IDW)
  • Schlock Mercenary: Random Access Memorabilia by Howard Tayler, colors by Travis Walton (Hypernode Media)
  • Saucer Country, Volume 1: Run written by Paul Cornell, illustrated by Ryan Kelly, Jimmy Broxton and Goran Sudžuka (Vertigo)

Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form

  • Winner: The Avengers Screenplay & Directed by Joss Whedon (Marvel Studios, Disney, Paramount)
  • The Cabin in the Woods Screenplay by Drew Goddard & Joss Whedon; Directed by Drew Goddard (Mutant Enemy, Lionsgate)
  • The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Screenplay by Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson and Guillermo del Toro, Directed by Peter Jackson (WingNut Films, New Line Cinema, MGM, Warner Bros)
  • The Hunger Games Screenplay by Gary Ross & Suzanne Collins, Directed by Gary Ross (Lionsgate, Color Force)
  • Looper Screenplay and Directed by Rian Johnson (FilmDistrict, EndGame Entertainment)

Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form

  • Winner: Game of Thrones: “Blackwater” Written by George R.R. Martin, Directed by Neil Marshall. Created by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss (HBO)
  • Doctor Who: “The Angels Take Manhattan” Written by Steven Moffat, Directed by Nick Hurran (BBC Wales)
  • Doctor Who: “Asylum of the Daleks” Written by Steven Moffat; Directed by Nick Hurran (BBC Wales)
  • Doctor Who: “The Snowmen” Written by Steven Moffat, Directed by Saul Metzstein (BBC Wales)
  • Fringe: “Letters of Transit” Written by J.J. Abrams, Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Akiva Goldsman, J.H.Wyman, Jeff Pinkner. Directed by Joe Chappelle (Fox)

Best Editor, Short Form

  • Winner: Stanley Schmidt
  • John Joseph Adams
  • Neil Clarke
  • Jonathan Strahan
  • Sheila Williams

Best Editor, Long Form

  • Winner: Patrick Nielsen Hayden
  • Lou Anders
  • Sheila Gilbert
  • Liz Gorinsky
  • Toni Weisskopf

Best Professional Artist

  • Winner: John Picacio
  • Vincent Chong
  • Julie Dillon
  • Dan Dos Santos
  • Chris McGrath

Best Semiprozine

  • Winner: Clarkesworld edited by Neil Clarke, Jason Heller, Sean Wallace and Kate Baker
  • Apex Magazine edited by Lynne M. Thomas, Jason Sizemore and Michael Damian Thomas
  • Beneath Ceaseless Skies edited by Scott H. Andrews
  • Lightspeed edited by John Joseph Adams and Stefan Rudnicki
  • Strange Horizons edited by Niall Harrison, Jed Hartman, Brit Mandelo, An Owomoyela, Julia Rios, Abigail Nussbaum, Sonya Taaffe, Dave Nagdeman and Rebecca Cross

Best Fanzine

  • Winner: SF Signal edited by John DeNardo, JP Frantz, and Patrick Hester
  • Banana Wings edited by Claire Brialey and Mark Plummer
  • The Drink Tank edited by Chris Garcia and James Bacon
  • Elitist Book Reviews edited by Steven Diamond
  • Journey Planet edited by James Bacon, Chris Garcia, Emma J. King, Helen J. Montgomery and Pete Young

Best Fan Writer

  • Winner: Tansy Rayner Roberts
  • James Bacon
  • Christopher J Garcia
  • Mark Oshiro
  • Steven H Silver

Best Fan Artist

  • Winner: Galen Dara
  • Brad W. Foster
  • Spring Schoenhuth
  • Maurine Starkey
  • Steve Stiles

Best Fancast

  • Winner: SF Squeecast, Elizabeth Bear, Paul Cornell, Seanan McGuire, Lynne M. Thomas, Catherynne M. Valente (Presenters) and David McHone-Chase (Technical Producer)
  • The Coode Street Podcast, Jonathan Strahan and Gary K. Wolfe
  • Galactic Suburbia Podcast, Alisa Krasnostein, Alexandra Pierce, Tansy Rayner Roberts (Presenters) and Andrew Finch (Producer)
  • SF Signal Podcast, Patrick Hester, John DeNardo, and JP Frantz
  • StarShipSofa, Tony C. Smith

John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer

  • Winner: Mur Lafferty
  • Zen Cho
  • Max Gladstone
  • Stina Leicht
  • Chuck Wendig


Uncanny Valley PTA

I enjoyed Redshirts, but it was kind of a trifle that took a left turn towards mostly unearned gravitas in the final third. If it was the best SF book of the last year, it was a pretty poor year for SF.