Monday, 18 August 2014

Hugo Awards at Loncon 3

I'm feeling a bit smug because in the category I'm most familiar with - novel writing - I picked the winners correctly: Sofia Samatar with A Stranger in Olondria won the John W. Campbell new writers award and Ann Leckie's Ancillary Justice got Best Novel in the Hugo Award. To be perfectly honest I didn't actually vote because I didn't manage to get through the reading list in time. I made those picks on the basis of which books were at the top of it.

I didn't do quite as well at picking winners in the film and comics categories since I have a preference for Pacific Rim and Agatha Heterodyne, Girl Genius! The actual winners were Gravity and Time by Randall Munroe. Fandom is a brave new world to me, though actually it's been one of the most fun aspects of the convention. Kameron Hurley took two awards in that general area, not surprisingly after she set the SF/Fantasy world alight with her We Have Always Fought essay. Even I had heard of that one! I even think it merits a quick post of its own.

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