The Official Hugo Award website:
  • Best Novel: TIE: The City & The City, China Miéville (Del Rey; Macmillan UK); The Windup Girl, Paolo Bacigalupi (Night Shade)
  • Best Novella: “Palimpsest”, Charles Stross (Wireless; Ace, Orbit)
  • Best Novelette: “The Island”, Peter Watts (The New Space Opera 2; Eos)
  • Best Short Story: “Bridesicle”, Will McIntosh (Asimov’s 1/09)
  • Best Related Book: This is Me, Jack Vance! (Or, More Properly, This is “I”), Jack Vance (Subterranean)
  • Best Graphic Story: Girl Genius, Volume 9: Agatha Heterodyne and the Heirs of the Storm Written by Kaja and Phil Foglio; Art by Phil Foglio; Colours by Cheyenne Wright (Airship Entertainment)
  • Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form: Moon Screenplay by Nathan Parker; Story by Duncan Jones; Directed by Duncan Jones (Liberty Films)
  • Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form: Doctor Who: “The Waters of Mars” Written by Russell T Davies & Phil Ford; Directed by Graeme Harper (BBC Wales)
  • Best Editor Long Form: Patrick Nielsen Hayden
  • Best Editor Short Form: Ellen Datlow
  • Best Professional Artist: Shaun Tan
  • Best Semiprozine: Clarkesworld edited by Neil Clarke, Sean Wallace, & Cheryl Morgan
  • Best Fan Writer: Frederik Pohl
  • Best Fanzine: StarShipSofa edited by Tony C. Smith
  • Best Fan Artist: Brad W. Foster

And the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer (presented by Dell Magazines): Seanan McGuire

Aaaaaaand, there’s not much I can say about the winners. I enjoyed The City & The City, so I guess that’s cool. Also, it looks like I need to read Bridesicle now; I put it off because it has a ridiculous title, but a Hugo Award is a convincing argument. Oh, and Up should’ve won.

  • Joe Sherry September 7, 2010 at 11:15 am

    “Bridesicle” was delightful.

    The first ten minutes of Up could have competed for an Oscar for Best Picture, but Moon was the right choice. That’s smart science fiction.

  • Paul J September 8, 2010 at 6:09 am

    I definitely agree with Moon. It was an incredibly good movie, and the best science fiction movie in years. I was awed by the story.

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  • Kendall September 17, 2010 at 3:51 pm

    A couple of the short story nominees left me cold, but “Bridesicle” was great.

  • Jacob @ Drying Ink September 18, 2010 at 10:48 am

    I loved The City and the City, so I’m glad that won. I’ve been meaning to read The Windup Girl, but haven’t got round to it yet. I might have a look at “Bridesicle”, but I don’t generally enjoy short stories as much as novels: I prefer a more detailed setting and exploration of it, more than a “twist” or single “quirk” that drives a short story a lot of the time.