Monday, August 10, 2009

Hugo Award Winners 2009

The Hugo Award winners were announced at the WorldCon last night. And the winners are:

Best Novel: The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
- I am very glad The Graveyard book won! Read my review above.

Best Novella: The Erdmann Nexus by Nancy Kress
Best Novelette: Shoggoths in Bloom by Elizabeth Bear

Best Short Story: Exhalation by Ted Chiang
- Also a very deserving winner in my opinion

Best Professional Artist: Donato Giancola
Best Graphic Story: Girl Genius by Kaja and Phil Foglio
Best Editor, Long Form: David Hartwell
Best Editor, Short Form: Ellen Datlow

Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form: Wall-E
- I am one of the few people who was not super impressed by Wall-E. Pixar has made better movies.

Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form: Dr. Horrible's Singalong Blog by Joss Whedon
- I am really really glad to see it on the list. Neil Patrick Harris is just amazing not to mention Joss Whedon (!)

Best Related Book: Your Hate Mail will be Graded by John Scalzi,
Best Semiprozine: Weird Tales by Ann VanderMeer and Stephen Seagal

Campbell Award for Best New Writer: David Anthony Durham
- In my to-read pile right now. One more reason to pick up Acacia soon.


  1. I'm really pleased with the awards this year. The hardest for me is the artist category because generally I really like all the artists who are nominated. Graveyard Book is a deserving winner in my opinion and I'm really happy for Neil.

  2. I find it's pretty cool when you can say you've read the Hugo winners before they actually became the winners. Means lots of good reading got done :)

  3. It is cool, but for me quite an odd thing because usually I am reading older stuff and don't get to anything listed on any awards list.