2022 Hugo Awards Announced

The winners of the 2022 Hugo Awards, Lodestar Award for Best Young Adult Book, and Astounding Award for Best New Writer were announced on Sunday, September 4, 2022, during a formal ceremony at Chicon 8, the 80th World Science Fiction Convention, hosted by Annalee Newitz and Charlie Jane Anders.

2235 valid final ballots (2230 electronic and 5 paper) were received and counted from the members of Chicon 8. The winners are:

  • Best NovelA Desolation Called Peace, by Arkady Martine (Tor)
  • Best NovellaA Psalm for the Wild-Built, by Becky Chambers (Tordotcom)
  • Best Novelette – “Bots of the Lost Ark”, by Suzanne Palmer (Clarkesworld, Jun 2021)
  • Best Short Story – “Where Oaken Hearts Do Gather”, by Sarah Pinsker (Uncanny Magazine, Mar/Apr 2021)
  • Best SeriesWayward Children, by Seanan McGuire (Tordotcom)
  • Best Graphic Story or ComicFar Sector, written by N.K. Jemisin, art by Jamal Campbell (DC)
  • Best Related WorkNever Say You Can’t Survive, by Charlie Jane Anders (Tordotcom)
  • Best Dramatic Presentation, Long FormDune, screenplay by Jon Spaihts, Denis Villeneuve, and Eric Roth; directed by Denis Villeneuve; based on the novel Dune by Frank Herbert (Warner Bros / Legendary Entertainment)
  • Best Dramatic Presentation, Short FormThe Expanse: Nemesis Games, written by Daniel Abraham, Ty Franck, and Naren Shankar; directed by Breck Eisner (Amazon Studios)
  • Best Editor, Short Form – Neil Clarke
  • Best Editor, Long Form – Ruoxi Chen
  • Best Professional Artist – Rovina Cai
  • Best SemiprozineUncanny Magazine, publishers and editors-in-chief Lynne M. Thomas and Michael Damian Thomas; managing/poetry editor Chimedum Ohaegbu; nonfiction editor Elsa Sjunneson; podcast producers Erika Ensign & Steven Schapansky
  • Best FanzineSmall Gods, Lee Moyer (Icon) and Seanan McGuire (Story)
  • Best FancastOur Opinions Are Correct, presented by Annalee Newitz and Charlie Jane Anders, produced by Veronica Simonetti
  • Best Fan Writer – Cora Buhlert
  • Best Fan Artist – Lee Moyer
  • Lodestar Award for Best Young Adult Book (presented by the World Science Fiction Society)The Last Graduate, by Naomi Novik (Del Rey Books)
  • Astounding Award for Best New Writer (presented by Dell Magazines) – Shelley Parker-Chan (1st year of eligibility)

A full list of all finalists is available here.

Final ballot and nominating details (PDF)

Watch the Award Ceremony Live

This year’s Hugo Award ceremony will be streamed live by Chicon 8 via YouTube. The ceremony should begin at 8:00pm Chicago time. A full list of winners, and the voting breakdowns, will appear on this site in due course.

If you have a virtual membership of Chicon 8, please note that the Hugo Ceremony will not be streamed via Airmeet. This is because it is a public event, not something restricted to members.

A version of the coverage with ASL commentary is available here.