Hugo Awards – Winners Announced

The 2013 Hugo Awards were announced this weekend at Lonestarcon3 in San Antonio Texas.

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In a ceremony hosted by London Falling writer, Paul Cornell (getting to be a dab hand at award ceremony hosting!), the following winners were announced:

Best Novel

Redshirts: A Novel with Three Codas, John Scalzi (Tor)

Best Novella

The Emperor’s Soul, Brandon Sanderson (Tachyon Publications)

Best Novelette

“The Girl-Thing Who Went Out for Sushi”, Pat Cadigan (Edge of Infinity, Solaris)

Best Short Story

“Mono no Aware”, Ken Liu (The Future is Japanese, VIZ Media LLC)

Best Related Work

Writing Excuses Season Seven, Brandon Sanderson, Dan Wells, Mary Robinette Kowal, Howard Tayler and Jordan Sanderson

Best Graphic Story

Saga, Volume One, written by Brian K. Vaughan, illustrated by Fiona Staples (Image Comics)

Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form

The Avengers, Screenplay & Directed by Joss Whedon (Marvel Studios, Disney, Paramount)

Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form

Game of Thrones, “Blackwater”, Written by George R.R. Martin, Directed by Neil Marshall. Created by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss (HBO)

Best Editor, Short Form

Stanley Schmidt

Best Editor, Long Form

Patrick Nielsen Hayden

Best Professional Artist

John Picacio

Best Semiprozine

Clarkesworld, edited by Neil Clarke, Jason Heller, Sean Wallace and Kate Baker

Best Fanzine

SF Signal, edited by John DeNardo, JP Frantz, and Patrick Hester**

Best Fancast

SF Squeecast, Elizabeth Bear, Paul Cornell, Seanan McGuire, Lynne M. Thomas, Catherynne M. Valente (Presenters) and David McHone-Chase (Technical Producer)**

Best Fan Writer

Tansy Rayner Roberts

Best Fan Artist

Galen Dara

**These winners have recused themselves from future eligibility for these works in these categories.

Along with the Hugos, the winner of the The John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer was also announced as Mur Lafferty.

 

Two BSFA interviews available as podcasts

The last two BSFA London meetings can be heard as audio podcasts.

Paul Cornell, from November 2012: http://thedoctorwhopodcast.com/upload/CornellBSFA.mp3

Dave Hutchinson from January 2013: https://www.dropbox.com/s/529fegd6kx5p5u5/BSFA%20Meeting%2030.1.13.m4a

Thanks to Paul Cornell, Tony Whitmore and the Doctor Who Podcast for the first, and to Dave Hutchinson for the second.

November BSFA London Meeting: Paul Cornell interviewed by Roz Kaveney

Author photo by Rob Monk, copyright SFX Magazine, 2012

Location: The Cellar Bar, The Argyle Public House, 1 Greville Street (off Leather Lane), London EC1N 8PQ

On Wednesday 28th November 2012, Paul Cornell (novelist, and comics and TV writer) will be interviewed by Roz Kaveney (critic and author), mostly about his new novel, London Calling.

ALL WELCOME – FREE ENTRY (Non-members welcome)

The interview will start at 7 pm. We have the room from 6 pm (and if early, fans are in the ground floor bar from 5ish).

There will be a raffle (£1 for five tickets), with a selection of sf novels as prizes.

Map is here. Nearest Tube: Chancery Lane (Central Line).

FUTURE EVENTS:
(There is no BSFA Meeting in December).
23rd January 2013* – Dave Hutchinson, interviewed by Ian Whates
27th February 2013Elizabeth Hand, interviewed by Farah Mendlesohn
20th March 2013** – BSFA Awards discussion

* Note that this is a month with five Wednesdays. The meeting will be on the fourth, not the last, Wednesday of the month.
** Note that due to the proximity of Easter to the fourth Wednesday of the month, this will be held on the third Wednesday.

BSFA Event Nov 23rd: STEPHEN BAXTER interviewed by Paul Cornell

On Wednesday 23rd November 2011* from around 7pm:

STEPHEN BAXTER (President, British Science Fiction Association)

will be interviewed by Paul Cornell (Writer of books, tv, comics, etc.)

Location
Upstairs Room, The Antelope Tavern
22 Eaton Terrace, Belgravia
London, United Kingdom

 


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Nearest Tube: Sloane Square (District/Circle)

All welcome! (No entry fee or tickets. Non-members welcome.)
Interview will commence at 7.00 pm, but the room is open from 6.00 (and fans in the downstairs bar from 5).
There will be a raffle (£1 for five tickets), with a selection of sf novels as prizes.

FUTURE EVENTS:

(No meeting in December.)

25th January 2012 – CHRISTOPHER PRIEST interviewed by Paul Kincaid

22nd February 2012* – LIZ WILLIAMS interviewed by Ian Whates

28th March 2012 – BSFA Awards Meeting

(Please note that future events will not take place in the Antelope.  A new venue will be announced soon.)

* Note that this is a month with five Wednesdays.  The meeting will be on the fourth, not the last, Wednesday of the month.