Here are the winners of the 2018 Hugo Awards

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The 2018 Hugo Awards were held last night at the World Science Fiction Convention in San Jose, California. The Hugo award, voted on by members of the fan community, is considered the highest honor for science fiction and fantasy literature.

Like the previous couple of years, women almost completely swept the awards. N.K. Jemisin took home the top honor for The Stone Sky, the third installment of her Broken Earth trilogy. Other winners include Martha Wells for her first Murderbot novella All Systems Red, Suzanne Palmer for her novelette “The Secret Life of Bots,” and Rebecca Roanhorse for her short story “Welcome to your Authentic Indian Experience™.” (Roanhorse also took home the John W. Campbell Jr. Award for Best New Writer.)

Jemisin’s win gives her a history-making hat trick: she’s won the top award for each Broken Earth installment, the first two having been for The Fifth Season and The Obelisk Gate. It’s a significant achievement, earned for Jemisin’s groundbreaking writing, blending of genres, and outstanding storytelling.

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Here’s the complete list of nominees (winners indicated in bold):

BEST NOVEL

BEST NOVELLA

BEST NOVELETTE

BEST SHORT STORY

BEST RELATED WORK

BEST GRAPHIC STORY

BEST DRAMATIC PRESENTATION – LONG FORM

BEST DRAMATIC PRESENTATION – SHORT FORM

BEST EDITOR – SHORT FORM

BEST EDITOR – LONG FORM

BEST PROFESSIONAL ARTIST

BEST SEMIPROZINE

BEST FANZINE

BEST FANCAST

BEST FAN WRITER

BEST FAN ARTIST

BEST SERIES

2018 ASSOCIATED AWARDS (NOT HUGOS)

JOHN W. CAMPBELL AWARD FOR BEST NEW WRITER

THE WORLD SCIENCE FICTION SOCIETY (WSFS) AWARD FOR BEST YOUNG ADULT BOOK

Correction: A previous version of this story stated that The Good Place episode “Michael’s Gambit” won the award for Best Dramatic Presentation - Short Form. The actual winner was The Good Place episode “The Trolley Problem.”

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Ok, in what world is wonder woman better than blade runner 2049? Wonder Woman was good, but not art.

I liked Wonder Woman but I thought Blade Runner and Get Out were both superior (by a considerable margin).

Fully agree (though careful throwing the word "art" around). Blade runner, Get Out and The Shape Of Water were better films…

Also, The Good Place over Black Mirror…. hmmm….. I mean, I like The Good Place but it isn’t on the same level as black mirror.

I enjoy uss callister (i think it’s the best episode after white christmast) but i enjoy trolley problem a bit more. Both have morality as the theme but it’s

me as soon as I got to that part:

"….OHHH, the Hugo awards aren’t legitimate at all, noted."

They’ve always been hit or miss, but on the literary side they usually hit pretty close to the mark with the nominees at least. It is a popularity contest specifically based on the demographics of the con, demographics that are shifting as more and more women come to the forefront of fandom. They’re no less legitimate now that the attendees aren’t mostly white cisgendered neckbeards, MFAs and engineers though.

All the women in my life said they thought Wonder Woman was the best movie they’d ever seen, and I get that if you lived in a world where every movie you saw with super heroes was macho men with their macho problems and you can’t relate at all to them. It’s the same reason Black Panther, a much, MUCH, better movie than Wonder Woman, struck such a strong note with POC audiences before it ever hit theaters. But if you strip history and gender out of Wonder Woman, it’s about as good as most Marvel solo movies. It has its moments, and it has its standout scene, but overall it’s just pretty good. If you strip history and race out of Black Panther though, its still a powerful story about family, the sins of your past, and finding a better path in a changing world.

While I agree that Black Panther is the stronger movie on the whole, I think they’re both pretty average. Wonder Woman starts out very strong and nosedives in the last act, while Black Panther is all over the place with a plot that often feels forced and nonsensical.

Totally agree, both are 7’s that the internet and equality police hyped to a 10. Extremely fun movies though!

Collapsing Empire was amazing. History will not look kindly on this.

So was The Stone Sky. History will be just fine There have been many years where multiple amazing books have come out. They can’t all win the award and that’s okay.

For what it’s worth, Collapsing Empire was an amazing prologue of a book—but it did feel like a giant prologue to me. I think in future years the sequels will be even better (I have faith in his ability to pay off what he set up in the first book) and hopefully have a chance at winning.

First act more than a prologue I would have said. But yeah, for me that what was what prevented it from being really incredible. If it keeps up in the same vein, it could easily win best series once he’s gotten a few books in..

I think it’s more important that any nominee could be the winner and people wouldn’t be unanimously outraged. I’m more of a movie person, but my biggest problem with the Oscars is while they often pick a good winner for best picture, not all Best Picture noms are worthy. In recent memory we had boring slogs like Bridge of Spies, The Darkest Hour, and The Post all nominated with much more enjoyable movies wile other, more worthy movies were left out of consideration.

I tried Jemisin’s series and was bored silly.

The Expanse not in the Best Series noms this year? I havent enjoyed any series more than that in many years, then seeing it adapted for tv so well was very gratifying.

Right? Especially considering this is The Hugo Awards after all….

Bored silly? Seriously?!? I mean tastes are tastes and all that, but there are so many interesting things going on in the Broken Earth books. Fantastic world building, complicated characters, the way point of view is used, etc. I mean, even if you didn’t fall in love with them, how in the world could you be BORED of them?

And yeah, The Expanse is awesome—not sure what’s going on there.

The Hugos have completely removed their own legitimacy and it’s ironic that they did so in response to an attempt to game the voting system. It had to be "protected" from its very own audience and this is the result.

Jemisin’s writing is flat and uninteresting; honestly anyone who has read Mur Lafferty has to be perplexed at the idea Jemisin is writing better than her — although the actual best novel on that list belongs to KSR as it always does when KSR is involved.

Best Related Work and Best Graphic Story are the only two categories where I agree unequivocally with the winners. Le Guin’s meditation on the end of life is nothing less than seminal, which is a concise summary of her entire career.

Best Dramatic Presentation Long-format is notable because literally every movie on the list is better than Wonder Woman.

There’s a pretty stunning contrast evident in the ballots for the Dragon Awards; I got my ballot what, two days ago? Much better slate.

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