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The 2010 Hugo Award Winners

The 2010 Hugo Awards have been given in Melborne’s AussieCon, which is hosting the World Science Fiction Convention. The inestimable Garth Nix was master of ceremonies.

We’ve posted the winners below so you can see exactly who joined the winners’ ranks alongside Robert A. Heinlen, Phillip K. Dick, Isaac Asimov, Ursula K. LeGuin, Neil Gaiman, Susanna Clarke, Michael Chabon, Neal Stephenson, William Gibson, and Frank Herbert, to name a few winners of only the Best Novel award.

Oh and don’t worry about hitting up Google or Wikipedia to familiarize yourself with the winners.  The AussieCon website has a list of the nominees with a fair smorgasbord of links to the websites of the artist and sometimes even to a free version of the nominated work.

And so, the winners:

  • Best Novel (Tie for first place)

The City & The City by China Miéville

The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi

  • Best Novella

“Palimpsest” by Charles Stross

  • Best Novelette

“The Island” by Peter Watts

  • Best Short Story

“Bridesicle” by Will McIntosh

  • Best Related Work

This is Me, Jack Vance! (Or, More Properly, This is “I”) by Jack Vance

  • 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; Colors by Cheyenne Wright

  • Best Dramatic Presentation – Long Form

Moon Screenplay by Nathan Parker; Story by Duncan Jones; Directed by Duncan Jones

  • Best Dramatic Presentation – Short Form

Doctor Who: “The Waters of Mars,” Written by Russell T Davies and Phil Ford; Directed by Graeme Harper

  • 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 and Cheryl Morgan

  • Best Fan Writer

Frederik Pohl

  • Best Fanzine

StarShipSofa edited by Tony C. Smith

  • Best Fan Artist

Brad W. Foster

  • The John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer

Seanan McGuire

We’re particularly happy about Shaun Tan’s win, since his The Arrival blew our minds back in college.

(via Wired.)

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