2009 Hugo Awards

2009 Hugo Award Trophy Presented at: Anticipation, Montréal, Quebec, August 6-10, 2009

Toastmaster: Julie Czerneda, with translation by Yves Meynard

Base design: Dave Howell

Awards Administration: Diane Lacey, Ruth Lichtwardt, Jeff Orth and René Walling


Best Novel

  • The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman (HarperCollins; Bloomsbury UK)
  • Little Brother by Cory Doctorow (Tor Teen; HarperVoyager UK)
  • Anathem by Neal Stephenson (Morrow; Atlantic UK)
  • Saturn’s Children by Charles Stross (Ace; Orbit UK)
  • Zoe’s Tale by John Scalzi (Tor)

Best Novella

  • “The Erdmann Nexus” by Nancy Kress (Asimov’s Oct/Nov 2008)
  • “Truth” by Robert Reed (Asimov’s Oct/Nov 2008)
  • “The Tear” by Ian McDonald (Galactic Empires)
  • “True Names” by Benjamin Rosenbaum & Cory Doctorow (Fast Forward 2)
  • “The Political Prisoner” by Charles Coleman Finlay (F&SF Aug 2008)

Best Novelette

  • “Shoggoths in Bloom” by Elizabeth Bear (Asimov’s Mar 2008)
  • “Pride and Prometheus” by John Kessel (F&SF Jan 2008)
  • “The Ray-Gun: A Love Story” by James Alan Gardner (Asimov’s Feb 2008)
  • “The Gambler” by Paolo Bacigalupi (Fast Forward 2)
  • “Alastair Baffle’s Emporium of Wonders” by Mike Resnick (Asimov’s Jan 2008)

Best Short Story

  • “Exhalation” by Ted Chiang (Eclipse Two)
  • “26 Monkeys, Also the Abyss” by Kij Johnson (Asimov’s Jul 2008)
  • “From Babel’s Fall’n Glory We Fled” by Michael Swanwick (Asimov’s Feb 2008)
  • “Evil Robot Monkey” by Mary Robinette Kowal (The Solaris Book of New Science Fiction, Volume Two)
  • “Article of Faith” by Mike Resnick (Baen’s Universe Oct 2008)

Best Related Book

  • Your Hate Mail Will be Graded: A Decade of Whatever, 1998-2008 by John Scalzi (Subterranean Press)
  • Rhetorics of Fantasy by Farah Mendlesohn (Wesleyan University Press)
  • What It Is We Do When We Read Science Fiction by Paul Kincaid (Beccon Publications)
  • The Vorkosigan Companion: The Universe of Lois McMaster Bujold by Lillian Stewart Carl & John Helfers, eds. (Baen)
  • Spectrum 15: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art by Cathy & Arnie Fenner, eds. (Underwood Books)

Best Graphic Story

  • Girl Genius, Volume 8: Agatha Heterodyne and the Chapel of Bones Written by Kaja & Phil Foglio, art by Phil Foglio, colors by Cheyenne Wright (Airship Entertainment)
  • Serenity: Better Days Written by Joss Whedon & Brett Matthews, art by Will Conrad, color by Michelle Madsen, cover by Jo Chen (Dark Horse Comics)
  • The Dresden Files: Welcome to the Jungle Written by Jim Butcher, art by Ardian Syaf (Del Rey/Dabel Brothers Publishing)
  • Fables: War and Pieces Written by Bill Willingham, pencilled by Mark Buckingham, art by Steve Leialoha and Andrew Pepoy, color by Lee Loughridge, letters by Todd Klein (DC/Vertigo Comics)
  • Y: The Last Man, Volume 10: Whys and Wherefores Written/created by Brian K. Vaughan, penciled/created by Pia Guerra, inked by Jose Marzan, Jr. (DC/Vertigo Comics)
  • Schlock Mercenary: The Body Politic Story and art by Howard Tayler (The Tayler Corporation)

Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form

  • WALL-E Andrew Stanton & Pete Docter, story; Andrew Stanton & Jim Reardon, screenplay; Andrew Stanton, director (Pixar/Walt Disney)
  • The Dark Knight Christopher Nolan & David S. Goyer, story; Jonathan Nolan and Christopher Nolan, screenplay; based on characters created by Bob Kane; Christopher Nolan, director (Warner Brothers)
  • Iron Man Mark Fergus & Hawk Ostby and Art Marcum & Matt Holloway, screenplay; based on characters created by Stan Lee & Don Heck & Larry Lieber & Jack Kirby; Jon Favreau, director (Paramount, Marvel Studios)
  • Hellboy II: The Golden Army Guillermo del Toro & Mike Mignola, story; Guillermo del Toro, screenplay; based on the comic by Mike Mignola; Guillermo del Toro, director (Dark Horse, Universal)
  • METAtropolis by John Scalzi, ed. Written by: Elizabeth Bear, Jay Lake, Tobias Buckell and Karl Schroeder (Audible Inc)

Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form

  • Doctor Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog Joss Whedon, & Zack Whedon, & Jed Whedon & Maurissa Tancharoen , writers; Joss Whedon, director (Mutant Enemy)
  • “Silence in the Library/Forest of the Dead” (Doctor Who) Steven Moffat, writer; Euros Lyn, director (BBC Wales)
  • “Turn Left” (Doctor Who) Russell T. Davies, writer; Graeme Harper, director (BBC Wales)
  • “Revelations” (Battlestar Galactica) Bradley Thompson & David Weddle, writers; Michael Rymer, director (NBC Universal)
  • “The Constant” (Lost) Carlton Cuse & Damon Lindelof, writers; Jack Bender, director (Bad Robot, ABC studios)

Best Editor, Short Form

  • Ellen Datlow
  • Gordon Van Gelder
  • Sheila Williams
  • Stanley Schmidt
  • Jonathan Strahan

Best Editor, Long Form

  • David G. Hartwell
  • Patrick Nielsen Hayden
  • Lou Anders & Beth Meacham (tie)
  • Ginjer Buchanan

Best Professional Artist

  • Donato Giancola
  • John Picacio
  • Bob Eggleton
  • Shaun Tan
  • Daniel Dos Santos

Best Semiprozine

  • Weird Tales edited by Ann VanderMeer & Stephen H. Segal
  • The New York Review of Science Fiction edited by Kathryn Cramer, Kris Dikeman, David G. Hartwell, & Kevin J. Maroney
  • Interzone edited by Andy Cox
  • Locus edited by Charles N. Brown, Kirsten Gong-Wong, & Liza Groen Trombi
  • Clarkesworld Magazine edited by Neil Clarke, Nick Mamatas & Sean Wallace

Best Fanzine

  • Electric Velocipede edited by John Klima
  • File 770 edited by Mike Glyer
  • The Drink Tank edited by Chris Garcia
  • Argentus edited by Steven H Silver
  • Challenger edited by Guy H. Lillian III
  • Banana Wings edited by Claire Brialey and Mark Plummer

Best Fan Writer

  • Cheryl Morgan
  • Dave Langford
  • Chris Garcia
  • Steven H Silver
  • John Hertz

Best Fan Artist

  • Frank Wu
  • Sue Mason
  • Brad W. Foster
  • Taral Wayne
  • Alan F. Beck

For full nomination details see here (PDF).

For full details of the final ballot see here (PDF).

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