2014 Hugo Award Winners

The 72nd World Science Fiction Convention, Loncon 3, has announced the 2014 Hugo Award winners. 3587 valid ballots were received and counted in the final ballot.

BEST NOVEL

Ancillary Justice, by Ann Leckie (Orbit US / Orbit UK)

BEST NOVELLA

“Equoid” by Charles Stross (Tor.com, 09-2013)

BEST NOVELETTE

“The Lady Astronaut of Mars” by Mary Robinette Kowal (maryrobinettekowal.com /
Tor.com, 09-2013)

BEST SHORT STORY

“The Water That Falls on You from Nowhere” by John Chu (Tor.com, 02-2013)

BEST RELATED WORK

“We Have Always Fought: Challenging the Women, Cattle and Slaves Narrative” by Kameron Hurley (A Dribble of Ink)

BEST GRAPHIC STORY

“Time” by Randall Munroe (xkcd)

BEST DRAMATIC PRESENTATION, LONG FORM

Gravity written by Alfonso Cuarón & Jonás Cuarón, directed by Alfonso Cuarón (Esperanto Filmoj; Heyday Films;Warner Bros.)

BEST DRAMATIC PRESENTATION, SHORT FORM

Game of Thrones “The Rains of Castamere” written by David Benioff & D.B. Weiss, directed by David Nutter (HBO Entertainment in association with Bighead, Littlehead; Television 360; Startling Television and Generator Productions)

BEST EDITOR, SHORT FORM

Ellen Datlow

BEST EDITOR, LONG FORM

Ginjer Buchanan

BEST PROFESSIONAL ARTIST

Julie Dillon

BEST SEMIPROZINE

Lightspeed Magazine edited by John Joseph Adams, Rich Horton, and Stefan Rudnicki

BEST FANZINE

A Dribble of Ink edited by Aidan Moher

BEST FANCAST

SF Signal Podcast, Patrick Hester

BEST FAN WRITER

Kameron Hurley

BEST FAN ARTIST

Sarah Webb

JOHN W. CAMPBELL AWARD FOR BEST NEW WRITER

Award for the best new professional science fiction or fantasy writer of 2012 or 2013, sponsored by Dell Magazines (not a Hugo Award).

Sofia Samatar

The 2014 Hugo Award winners were announced on Sunday evening, August 17, at the ExCel Converntion Centre in London, England. The ceremony was hosted by Justina Robson, Geoff Ryman. Text-based CoverItLive coverage of the ceremony was provided through the Hugo Awards web site. Video streaming coverage was provided by Ustream.

The 2014 Hugo trophy base was designed by Joy Alyssa Day

See the Final Ballot Details for a full breakdown of votes, subsequent placements, and nomination counts.

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2014 Hugo Awards Live Coverage

The 2014 Hugo Awards Ceremony starts at 20:00 (8 PM) British Summer Time tonight.

Below is the window to our live text-based coverage of the 2014 Hugo Awards Ceremony on CoverItLive.

Streaming video coverage is on the UStream Hugo Awards channel. The UStream and CoverItLive coverages are not synchronized. CoverItLive will probably be a few seconds to a few minutes ahead of the UStream video.

Live Blog 2014 Hugo Awards Ceremony
 

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Update on Ceremony Video Streaming

2014 Hugo Award Administrator Dave McCarty reports that this year’s Worldcon technical crew recorded the broadcast of the 1939 Retro-Hugo Awards Ceremony and will rebroadcast it on UStream with audible audio at a later date after Worldcon. We will announce here when the new version is available or rebroadcast is scheduled.

Technical problems affecting the audio portion of the Retro-Hugo broadcast have reportedly been resolved and Loncon 3 does not expect a repeat of them during Sunday’s 2014 Hugo Awards Ceremony broadcast on the UStream Hugo Awards channel starting at 20:00 (8 PM) British Summer Time.

In addition to the live-streaming broadcast of the Hugo Awards Ceremony, TheHugoAwards.org will have text-based live coverage of the ceremony via CoverItLive. This text-based coverage will not be synched with the UStream broadcast, so we encourage people to make their Hugo-watching plans accordingly.

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1939 Retro-Hugo Awards Announced

The 72nd World Science Fiction Convention, Loncon 3, announced the winners of the 1939 Retrospective Hugo Awards at a ceremony on the evening of Thursday, August 14, 2014. 1,307 valid ballots were received and counted in the final ballot.

BEST NOVEL

The Sword in the Stone, T. H. White (Collins)

BEST NOVELLA

“Who Goes There?”, Don A Stuart [John W. Campbell] (Astounding Science-Fiction, August 1938)

BEST NOVELETTE

“Rule 18”, Clifford D. Simak (Astounding Science-Fiction, July 1938)

BEST SHORT STORY

“How We Went to Mars”, Arthur C. Clarke (Amateur Science Stories, March 1938)

BEST DRAMATIC PRESENTATION, SHORT FORM

The War of the Worlds, by H. G. Wells. Written by Howard Koch & Anne Froelick; Directed by Orson Welles (The Mercury Theater of the Air, CBS)

BEST EDITOR, SHORT FORM

John W. Campbell

BEST PROFESSIONAL ARTIST

Virgil Finlay

BEST FANZINE

Imagination! edited by Forrest J Ackerman, Morojo, and T. Bruce Yerke

BEST FAN WRITER

Ray Bradbury

The 1939 Retrospective Hugo Award winners were announced on Thursday evening, August 14, 2014, at the at the ExCel Convention Center in London, England. The ceremony was hosted by Mary Robinette Kowal and Rob Shearman.

The 1939 Retro-Hugo trophy base was designed by Marina Gélineau.

See the Final Ballot Details for a full breakdown of votes, subsequent placements, and nomination counts.

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Retro-Hugo Ceremony Tonight

The 1939 Retrospective Hugo Awards will be presented tonight at a ceremony at the 2014 Worldcon, Loncon 3, hosted by Mary Robinette Kowal and Rob Shearman. You can watch the ceremony on UStream starting at 8 PM British Summer Time tonight. Results of the Retro-Hugo Awards will be posted on the Loncon 3 web site and here at TheHugoAwards.org shortly after the conclusion of tonight’s ceremony.

The 2014 Hugo Awards will be presented later this weekend on the final night of this year’s Worldcon.

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Loncon 3 Members Smash Hugo Voting Record

This year’s Worldcon, Loncon 3, has announced that participation in the Hugo Awards is now officially at an all-time high. Loncon 3 received 3,587 valid Hugo Award final ballots (3,571 online, 16 paper). The previous high was 2,100 final ballots cast by members of the 2011 Worldcon, Renovation.

According to Loncon 3′s demographics page, there were 8,784 eligible voters (5,891 attending, 2,893 supporting), meaning that over 40% of the eligible voters participated this year.

Over in the 1939 Retrospective Hugo Awards, there were 1,307 valid ballots cast (1,295 online, 12 paper), a turnout of approximately 15% of eligible voters.

The winners of the 1939 Retro-Hugo Awards and the 2014 Hugo Awards will be announced at ceremonies on the first and last nights of Loncon 3. Detailed results for each set of Awards will be be available from Loncon 3 and TheHugoAwards.org shortly after each ceremony.

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Hugo Voting Closed; Ceremony Plans in Place

Voting for the 2014 Hugo Awards and 1939 Retrospective Hugo Awards closed at the end of July. The SF/F world’s attention now focuses on London, where the Awards will be announced at two ceremonies at the 2014 World Science Fiction Convention, Loncon 3.

The 1939 Retro-Hugo Ceremony will be on the first night of Worldcon, Thursday, August 14, 2014, at 8 PM. Mary Robinette Kowal and Rob Shearman will host the ceremony in the ICC Auditorium at the ExCeL convention center. The ceremony will be followed by a swing dance with music by the Brideshead Ballroom Stompers.

The 2014 Hugo Awards Ceremony will be on the final night of the convention, Sunday, August 17, also in the ICC Auditorium of the ExCel at 8 PM. Justina Robson and Geoff Ryman will host the ceremony. The ceremony will also include the announcement of the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer and selected other awards.

Admission to both ceremonies is open to all attending members of Loncon 3 (and day admission holders for the respective days). No separate ticket is required. Formal attire is neither required nor prohibited; in other words, feel free to dress up for the event, but don’t be afraid to come as you are.

Both events are planned to be live-streamed via UStream by Loncon 3, and the 2014 Hugo Ceremony is planned to also be covered by text-based coverage on CoverItLive by the Hugo Awards Web Site team. Results of each set of awards will also be posted on the Hugo Awards web site shortly after the end of each ceremony.

The designs for the bases of the 1939 Retro-Hugo and 2014 Hugo Awards will be unveiled at the Loncon 3 Opening Ceremonies on Thursday, August 14, at Noon, and the trophies will be on display throughout the convention in the Exhibits area.

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Hugo Voting Closes at End of July

Voting for the 2014 Hugo Awards and 1939 Retrospective Hugo Awards closes at 23:59 Pacific Daylight Time Thursday 31 July 2014 (07:59 1 August 2014 British Summer Time). If you are a member of the 2014 Worldcon, Loncon 3, you have until then to cast your ballot for the Hugo Awards. See the Loncon 3 Hugo Awards page for more information about voting.

Direct any questions about 2014 Hugo Award voting directly to this year’s Worldcon, not the Hugo Awards web site. The Hugo Awards web site does not administer the voting for the Hugo Awards, so if you write to us, we’ll only forward your message on to Loncon 3.

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Retro-Hugo Voter Packet Available

The 1939 Retro Hugo voter packet is now available for download by Supporting, Attending, and Young Adult members of Loncon 3. The packet is an electronic package of nominated works made available by Hugo nominees and their publishers. The packet will remain available until voting closes at 11:59 p.m. PDT on Thursday 31 July 2014.

The 1939 Retro Hugos celebrate the science fiction and fantasy that fans at the very first Worldcon in 1939 would have known. The voter packet includes full editions of several of the works nominated for the Retro Hugos, though it was not possible to acquire permission for all of the nominated works to be included.

The 1939 Retro Hugo Awards will be presented at a ceremony on the evening of Thursday 14 August at a ceremony jointly presented by Mary Robinette Kowal and Rob Shearman, with music provided by the Brideshead Ballroom Stompers. The ceremony will be streamed live via the Internet to enable fans around the world to take part in this commemoration of the best of the science fiction and fantasy of 1939.

Full details of the 2014 Hugo and 1939 Retro Hugo Awards are available at the Loncon 3 website. Direct questions about the voter packets and the administration of the voting (such as questions about memberships and voting PINs) to Loncon 3, not to the Hugo Awards web site. We here at the Hugo Awards web site do not actually run the individual Hugo Award elections, so questions we receive can be delayed while we forward them to the current Worldcon for action.

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Hugo and Retro Hugo Base Designs Selected

After reviewing the design proposals, Loncon 3 has selected the winner of the design competition for the Loncon 3 Hugo Award bases.

The winning design for the 2014 award was submitted by Joy Alyssa Day. This is Ms. Day’s first Hugo base design. The base for the 1939 Retro Hugo will be created by Marina Gélineau, who also participated in the design competition. This is Ms. Gélineau’s second Hugo base; she previously designed the 2011 base awarded by Renovation. Both bases will be unveiled at the Opening Ceremony of Loncon 3 and will be on display throughout the run of the convention.

The actual Hugo Award trophy takes the form of a silver rocket. (The original concept by Jack McKnight and Ben Jason was inspired by the gleaming finned rocketships of Willy Ley.) The exact design has become standardized in recent years and the rockets are currently produced by British fan Peter Weston. The base on which the rocket is mounted is the responsibility of each Worldcon committee, and therefore the design changes each year, often inspired by the location of the convention.

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