The Hugos, the Academy Awards for science fiction and fantasy literature, were announced over the weekend.
I only tend to follow a few categories, which I have put below. For all categories and winners, check out the tor.com page.
- Winner: Redshirts: A Novel with Three Codas by John Scalzi (Tor)
- 2312 by Kim Stanley Robinson (Orbit)
- Blackout by Mira Grant (Orbit)
- Captain Vorpatril’s Alliance by Lois McMaster Bujold (Baen)
- Throne of the Crescent Moon by Saladin Ahmed (DAW)
Seeing as I have only read ‘Redshirts’ from this list, I guess I cannot offer an opinion on this selection. I should get around to reading ‘2312’ real soon. “Redshirts” is a lot of fun if you’re a Trek fan.
Best Graphic Story
- Winner: Saga, Volume One written by Brian K. Vaughn, illustrated by Fiona Staples (Image Comics)
- Grandville Bête Noire written and illustrated by Bryan Talbot (Dark Horse Comics, Jonathan Cape)
- Locke & Key Volume 5: Clockworks written by Joe Hill, illustrated by Gabriel Rodriguez (IDW)
- Schlock Mercenary: Random Access Memorabilia by Howard Tayler, colors by Travis Walton (Hypernode Media)
- Saucer Country, Volume 1: Run written by Paul Cornell, illustrated by Ryan Kelly, Jimmy Broxton and Goran Sudžuka (Vertigo)
I am a fan of ‘Saga’ and ‘Locke and Key’ and I probably would have like to see ‘Locke and Key’ win. But oh well. I need to get around to reading ‘Saucer Country’ as I am a fan of Paul Cornell’s Doctr Who work.
Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form
- Winner: Game of Thrones: “Blackwater” Written by George R.R. Martin, Directed by Neil Marshall. Created by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss (HBO)
- Doctor Who: “The Angels Take Manhattan” Written by Steven Moffat, Directed by Nick Hurran (BBC Wales)
- Doctor Who: “Asylum of the Daleks” Written by Steven Moffat; Directed by Nick Hurran (BBC Wales)
- Doctor Who: “The Snowmen” Written by Steven Moffat, Directed by Saul Metzstein (BBC Wales)
- Fringe: “Letters of Transit” Written by J.J. Abrams, Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Akiva Goldsman, J.H.Wyman, Jeff Pinkner. Directed by Joe Chappelle (Fox)
I really don’t like the ‘Game of Thrones’ TV series, but I do understand it’s popularity. I would have much preferred Fringe or Doctor Who winning. Being said I have not watched the last season of Fringe yet, and out of the three Who episodes, “The Snowmen” was the better. I really did not appreciate “The Angels Take Manhattan”.