Hugo Award Winners Announced

Many years ago, I set out to read “the best” science fiction novels written, but didn’t know where to start.  I decided to read all of the Hugo and Nebula award winners.  I quickly found that I tended to prefer the Hugo winners over the Nebula winners—I’m not sure why, but I did.   I’ve read almost every Hugo Award winning novel, missing only a few of the most recent ones, and I was seldom disappointed.

So I’ve been awaiting this year’s winners list, which was announced last night at Worldcon.  Congratulations to the winning authors:

Novel: Among Others by Jo Walton
Novella: “The Man Who Bridged the Mist” by Kij Johnson
Novelette: “Six Months, Three Days” by Charlie Jane Anders
Short Story: “The Paper Menagerie” by Ken Liu

With the exception of the novelette category, these same works also won the Nebula Award this year.  Personally, I liked Ms. Anders novelette more than the Geoff Ryman’s Nebula-winning “What We Found.”  “Six Months, Three Days” is a fun and heart-touching look at the relationship of two people who can see the future.  If you haven’t read it yet, I suggest you do.  It can be found here.  Oh, and I can now add Jo Walton’s book to my must read stack of novels.

About D. Thomas Minton

Writer of speculative fiction
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