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Monday Distraction: The 2011 Hugo Award Winners You Can Read Right Now, For Free

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The Hugo Awards, given every year for outstanding achievement in the genres of science fiction and fantasy, were announced yesterday, and while you can check out our post of the nominees (specially highlighting the ones that are available online for free, here’s a follow up highlighting the winners that you can read online for free.

Yes, Inception won Best Long Form Dramatic Presentation. But the Doctor Who fandom didn’t make out too badly, and it’s nice to see Shaun Tan’s work lauded in this arena as well.

Without further ado, and because your reading list wasn’t already long enough…

The Hugo winners of 2011.

Best Short Story

For Want of a Nail by Mary Robinette Kowal (Asimov’s, September 2010)

Best Novella

The Lifecycle of Software Objects by Ted Chiang (Subterranean)

Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form

Doctor Who: “The Pandorica Opens/The Big Bang,” written by Steven Moffat; directed by Toby Haynes (BBC Wales)

Best Novel
Blackout/All Clear by Connie Willis (Ballantine Spectra)

Best Related Work

Chicks Dig Time Lords: A Celebration of Doctor Who by the Women Who Love It, edited by Lynne M. Thomas and Tara O’Shea (Mad Norwegian)

Best Graphic Story

Girl Genius, Volume 10: Agatha Heterodyne and the Guardian Muse, written by Phil and Kaja Foglio; art by Phil Foglio; colors by Cheyenne Wright (Airship Entertainment)

Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form

Inception, written and directed by Christopher Nolan (Warner)

Best Editor, Short Form

Sheila Williams

Best Editor, Long Form

Lou Anders

Best Professional Artist

Shaun Tan

Best Semiprozine

Clarkesworld, edited by Neil Clarke, Cheryl Morgan, Sean Wallace; podcast directed by Kate Baker

Best Fanzine

The Drink Tank, edited by Christopher J Garcia and James Bacon

Best Fan Writer

Claire Brialey

Best Fan Artist

Brad W. Foster

John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer
Award for the best new professional science fiction or fantasy writer of 2009 or 2010, sponsored by Dell Magazines (not a Hugo Award).

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