2016 Hugo Award Winners

On Saturday, the Hugo Awards announced their 2016 winners. As i09 notes, women—particularly women of color—were the night’s big winners, taking home seven awards. This feat was made all the more notable due to a vocal bloc of sci-fi fans and authors actively dedicated to limiting diversity among nominees. For the backstory on the fracas, check out this story on NPR.com or this story on i09. In the meantime, check out this year’s list of winners below, each linked to further information and, in some cases, their full text.

fifth seasonBest Novel

The Fifth Season, by N.K. Jemisin


Best Novella 

Binti,” by Nnedi Okorafor


Best Novelette

Folding Beijing,” by Hao Jingfang, trans. Ken Liu (Uncanny Magazine, Jan-Feb 2015)


Best Short Story 

Cat Pictures Please” by Naomi Kritzer (Clarkesworld, January 2015)


Best Related Work

No Award


sandman overtureBest Graphic Work

The Sandman: Overture, by Neil Gaiman, illustrated by J.H. Williams III


Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form

The Martianscreenplay by Drew Goddard, directed by Ridley Scott


Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form

Jessica Jones:AKA Smile,” by Scott Reynolds, Melissa Rosenberg, and Jamie King, directed by Michael Rymer


Best Editor, Short Form

Ellen Datlow


Best Editor, Long Form

Sheila E. Gilbert


"Krampus and Perchta," Abagail Larson (via the illustrator's website)

“Krampus and Perchta,” Abagail Larson (via the illustrator’s website)

Best Professional Artist

Abigail Larson


Best Semiprozine

Uncanny Magazineedited by Lynne M. Thomas & Michael Damian Thomas, Michi Trota, and Erika Ensign, and Steven Schapansky


Best Fanzine

File 770, edited by Mike Glyer


Best Fancast

No Award


Best Fan Writer

Mike Glyer


Best Fan Artist

Steve Stiles





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Eugenia Williamson is the Associate Editor of Digital Products at Booklist. She worked in bookstores for twelve years, reviews books for The Boston Globe, and writes about books, culture, and politics for several other publications. Follow her on Twitter at @Booklist_Genie.

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