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Another attempt by the Sad and Rabid Puppies radicals to hijack the science fiction award goes to the dogs, as authors and claims not in their campaign take top prizes

The wins of the 2016 Hugo awards have been announced, with this years selections signalling a resounding defeat for the so-called Puppies campaigns to derail the revered annual honouring of science fiction literature and drama.

The winners were announced on Saturday evening at MidAmeriCon II, the World Science Fiction Convention comprised this year in Kansas City.

As in previous years, there had been attempts by two separate radicals, the Sad Puppies and the Rabid Puppies, to activity the honors in favour of their well-liked slates of tasks. Both groups claimed that science fiction had now become dominated by a liberal, left-wing bias.

The Hugos are voted on by those who purchase an attending or substantiating membership to either the present or previous Worldcon events. Eligible voters can tick the No Award box if they dont shared with any of the shortlisted pieces, a tool which has been used to block out Puppies recommendations previously. In 2015, five No Awards please give, including for the prestigious best novella and best short story categories; an extraordinary amount, as No Award had only been presented as many times in the entire history of the award, which began in 1953.

In contrast, this year there were only two No Awards, in the smallest best related effort and best fan-cast categories.

Best novel went to NK Jemisins The Fifth Season, a richly-detailed storey of a planet experiencing a periodic and catastrophic season of apocalyptic climate change. Jemisin has already been clashed with Rabid Puppies co-ordinator Theodore Beale, who was expelled from the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America after he publicly called the black generator an developed but naive savage.

The highly-acclaimed Binti by Nnedi Okorafor scooped best novella. The fib of officers of the first member of the Himba community on Earth to be accepted into a prestigious intergalactic university, Binti too won the Nebula gift for the same category earlier this year.

And best novelette was increased to Folding Beijing by Hao Jingfanq, a Chinese science fiction narration which, carried by Ken Liu, appeared in Uncanny Magazine.

The best short story, best editor long form, best writer short model, and best professional master awards all went to women nominees respectively Naomi Kritzer for her portion Cat Pictures Please, Ellen Datlow, Sheila E Gilbert and Abigail Larson.

In other categories, Neil Gaimans return to the character that established his identify earned him the best graphic narration apportion, along with artist JH Williams III, for Sandman: Prelude, while Oscar-nominated film The Martian and Marvel TV show Jessica Jones prevailed for the most wonderful spectacular presentations.

While simply two No Awards please give this year, the Hugo award organisers now face the decision of whether to change how the nomination method currently labor. With people able to buy subsidizing bodies to Worldcons even if they have no purpose of attending to ensure they have a say in what ultimately goes on the ballot, the Hugos remain democratic, if vulnerable to internet campaigns.

The 2016 Hugo award winners

Best novel: The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin( Orbit)

Best novella: Binti by Nnedi Okorafor( Tor.com)

Best novelette: Folding Beijing by Hao Jingfang, carried Ken Liu( Uncanny Magazine, Jan-Feb 2015)

Best short story: Cat Pictures Please by Naomi Kritzer( Clarkesworld, January 2015)

Best related labour: No Award

Best graphic narrative: The Sandman: Prelude to be prepared by Neil Gaiman, artistry by J.H. Williams III( Vertigo)

Best drastic lecture( long form ): The Martian screenplay by Drew Goddard, to be determined by Ridley Scott( Scott Free Productions; Kinberg Genre; TSG Entertainment; 20 th Century Fox)

Best drastic appearance( short form ): Jessica Jones: AKA Smile written by Scott Reynolds, Melissa Rosenberg, and Jamie King, directed by Michael Rymer( Marvel Television; ABC Studios; Tall Girls Productions; Netflix)

Best editor – short way: Ellen Datlow

Best editor – long form: Sheila E. Gilbert

Best professional master: Abigail Larson

Best semiprozine: Uncanny Magazine revised by Lynne M. Thomas& Michael Damian Thomas, Michi Trota, and Erika Ensign& Steven Schapansky

Best fanzine: File 770 edited by Mike Glyer

Best fancast: No Award

Best fan writer: Mike Glyer

Best fan artist: Steve Stiles

The John W. Campbell Award for the most wonderful brand-new professional science fiction or fantasy writer of 2014 or 2015, sponsored by Dell Magazines( not a Hugo Award ): Andy Weir

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Another attempt by the Sad and Rabid Puppies radicals to hijack the science fiction award goes to the dogs, as writers and designations not in their safarus take top prizes

The winners of the 2016 Hugo awards have been announced, with this years options signalling a reverberating demolish for the so-called Puppies campaigns to thwart the revered annual honouring of science fiction literature and drama.

The wins were announced on Saturday evening at MidAmeriCon II, the World Science Fiction Convention deemed this year in Kansas City.

As in previous years, there had been attempts by two separate groups, the Sad Puppy and the Rabid Puppies, to tournament the awards in favour of their preferred slates of acts. Both groups claimed that science fiction has already become dominated by a radical, left-wing bias.

The Hugos are voted on by those who purchase an attending or subscribing membership to either the present or previous Worldcon occasions. Eligible voters can click the No Award box if they dont agree with any of the shortlisted acts, a implement which has been used to block out Puppies recommendations previously. In 2015, five No Awards were given, including for the prestigious best novella and better short story categories; an extraordinary numeral, as No Award had only been presented as many times in the entire record of the loot, which began in 1953.

In contrast, this year there were only two No Accolades, in the smaller best related employment and best fan-cast categories.

Best novel went to NK Jemisins The Fifth Season, a richly-detailed fib of a planet experiencing a regular and catastrophic season of apocalyptic climate change. Jemisin has already been clashed with Rabid Puppies co-ordinator Theodore Beale, who was removed from the Science fiction and Fantasy Writers of America after he publicly called the pitch-black scribe an trained but naive savage.

The highly-acclaimed Binti by Nnedi Okorafor scooped good novella. The fable of officers of the first member of the Himba community on Earth to be accepted into a prestigious intergalactic university, Binti likewise won the Nebula awarding for the same category earlier this year.

And better novelette was given to Folding Beijing by Hao Jingfanq, a Chinese science fiction fib which, carried by Ken Liu, appeared in Uncanny Magazine.

The best short story, better editor long form, good writer short form, and good professional master awards all went to women nominees respectively Naomi Kritzer for her fragment Cat Pictures Please, Ellen Datlow, Sheila E Gilbert and Abigail Larson.

In other categories, Neil Gaimans return to the character that became his call deserved him the best graphic floor awarding, together with artist JH Williams III, for Sandman: Overture, while Oscar-nominated movie The Martian and Marvel TV show Jessica Jones acquired for the best stunning presentations.

While simply two No Awards please give this year, the Hugo award organisers now face the decision of whether to change how the nomination system currently drives. With people able to buy subscribing bodies to Worldcons even if they have no aim of attending to ensure they have a say in what ultimately get on the ballot, the Hugos remain democratic, if vulnerable to internet campaigns.

The 2016 Hugo award winners

Best novel: The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin( Orbit)

Best novella: Binti by Nnedi Okorafor( Tor.com)

Best novelette: Folding Beijing by Hao Jingfang, translated Ken Liu( Uncanny Magazine, Jan-Feb 2015)

Best short story: Cat Pictures Please by Naomi Kritzer( Clarkesworld, January 2015)

Best related toil: No Award

Best graphic fib: The Sandman: Prelude written by Neil Gaiman, artwork by J.H. Williams III( Vertigo)

Best spectacular introduction( long form ): The Martian screenplay by Drew Goddard, directed by Ridley Scott( Scott Free Productions; Kinberg Genre; TSG Entertainment; 20 th Century Fox)

Best dramatic performance( short flesh ): Jessica Jones: AKA Smile written by Scott Reynolds, Melissa Rosenberg, and Jamie King, directed by Michael Rymer( Marvel Television; ABC Studios; Tall Girls Productions; Netflix)

Best editor – short figure: Ellen Datlow

Best editor – long form: Sheila E. Gilbert

Best professional artist: Abigail Larson

Best semiprozine: Uncanny Magazine edited by Lynne M. Thomas& Michael Damian Thomas, Michi Trota, and Erika Ensign& Steven Schapansky

Best fanzine: File 770 edited by Mike Glyer

Best fancast: No Award

Best fan writer: Mike Glyer

Best fan artist: Steve Stiles

The John W. Campbell Award for best available new professional science fiction or fantasy columnist of 2014 or 2015, sponsored by Dell Magazines( not a Hugo Award ): Andy Weir

Read more: www.theguardian.com

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Another attempt by the Sad and Rabid Puppies radicals to hijack the science fiction award goes to the dogs, as columnists and designations not in their campaign take top prizes

The wins of the 2016 Hugo awards have been announced, with this years selections signalling a resounding win for the so-called Puppies campaigns to thwart the revered annual honouring of science fiction literature and drama.

The wins were announced on Saturday evening at MidAmeriCon II, the World Science Fiction Convention braced this year in Kansas City.

As in previous years, there had been attempts by two sift radicals, the Sad Puppies and the Rabid Puppies, to activity the bestows in favour of their preferred slates of wields. Both groups claimed that science fiction has become dominated by a liberal, left-wing bias.

The Hugos are voted on by those who purchase an attending or corroborating membership to either the present or previous Worldcon happens. Eligible voters can tick the No Award box if they dont agreed to accept any of the shortlisted employments, a tool which has been used to block out Puppies recommendations previously. In 2015, five No Awards were given, including for the prestigious best novella and best short story categories; an extraordinary digit, as No Award had only been presented as many times in the entire biography of the medal, which started on 1953.

In contrast, this year there were only two No Gifts, in the small best related toil and better fan-cast categories.

Best novel went to NK Jemisins The Fifth Season, a richly-detailed story of a planet experiencing a periodic and cataclysmic season of apocalyptic climate change. Jemisin has already been clashed with Rabid Puppies co-ordinator Theodore Beale, who was removed from the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America after he publicly called the black writer an educated but ignorant savage.

The highly-acclaimed Binti by Nnedi Okorafor scooped excellent novella. The anecdote of a member of the first member of the Himba community on Earth to be accepted into a prestigious intergalactic university, Binti likewise won the Nebula bestow for the same category earlier this year.

And excellent novelette was given to Folding Beijing by Hao Jingfanq, a Chinese science fiction narration which, translated by Ken Liu, appeared in Uncanny Magazine.

The excellent short story, excellent writer long form, good writer short species, and best professional creator awards all went to women campaigners respectively Naomi Kritzer for her portion Cat Pictures Please, Ellen Datlow, Sheila E Gilbert and Abigail Larson.

In other categories, Neil Gaimans return to the character that constructed his appoint payed him the best graphic fib bestow, along with creator JH Williams III, for Sandman: Overture, while Oscar-nominated movie The Martian and Marvel TV show Jessica Jones won for the best spectacular presentations.

While only two No Awards were given this year, the Hugo award organisers now face the decision of whether to change how the nomination structure currently wreaks. With people able to buy substantiating bodies to Worldcons even if they have no purpose of attending to ensure they have a say in what eventually gets on the ballot, the Hugos persist democratic, if vulnerable to internet campaigns.

The 2016 Hugo award winners

Best novel: The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin( Orbit)

Best novella: Binti by Nnedi Okorafor( Tor.com)

Best novelette: Folding Beijing by Hao Jingfang, carried Ken Liu( Uncanny Magazine, Jan-Feb 2015)

Best short story: Cat Pictures Please by Naomi Kritzer( Clarkesworld, January 2015)

Best related occupation: No Award

Best graphic narration: The Sandman: Prelude written by Neil Gaiman, prowes by J.H. Williams III( Vertigo)

Best spectacular representation( long form ): The Martian screenplay by Drew Goddard, directed by Ridley Scott( Scott Free Productions; Kinberg Genre; TSG Entertainment; 20 th Century Fox)

Best dramatic representation( short model ): Jessica Jones: AKA Smile written by Scott Reynolds, Melissa Rosenberg, and Jamie King, directed by Michael Rymer( Marvel Television; ABC Studios; Tall Girls Productions; Netflix)

Best editor – short pattern: Ellen Datlow

Best editor – long form: Sheila E. Gilbert

Best professional master: Abigail Larson

Best semiprozine: Uncanny Magazine revised by Lynne M. Thomas& Michael Damian Thomas, Michi Trota, and Erika Ensign& Steven Schapansky

Best fanzine: Register 770 revised by Mike Glyer

Best fancast: No Award

Best fan writer: Mike Glyer

Best fan artist: Steve Stiles

The John W. Campbell Award for the best brand-new professional science fiction or fantasy scribe of 2014 or 2015, sponsored by Dell Magazines( not a Hugo Award ): Andy Weir

Read more: www.theguardian.com

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Hugo apportions meet off rightwing demonstrations to celebrate diverse authors

Another attempt by the Sad and Rabid Puppies radicals to hijack the science fiction award goes to the dogs, as columnists and deeds not in their safarus take top prizes

The winners of the 2016 Hugo awards have been announced, with this years selections signalling a reverberating win for the so-called Puppies campaigns to derail the venerable annual honouring of science fiction literature and drama.

The winners were announced on Saturday evening at MidAmeriCon II, the World Science Fiction Convention deemed this year in Kansas City.

As in previous years, there had been attempts by two separate groups, the Sad Puppies and the Rabid Puppies, to game the gives in favour of their preferred slates of employments. Both radicals claimed that science fiction has already become dominated by a radical, left-wing bias.

The Hugos are voted on by those who purchase an attending or supporting membership to either the current or previous Worldcon contests. Eligible voters can click the No Award box if they dont agree with any of the shortlisted handiworks, a implement which has been used to block out Puppies recommendations previously. In 2015, five No Awards were given, including for the prestigious best novella and good short story categories; an unprecedented count, as No Award had only been presented as many times in the entire record of the loot, which began in 1953.

In contrast, this year there were only two No Apportions, in the smallest best related toil and good fan-cast categories.

Best novel went to NK Jemisins The Fifth Season, a richly-detailed storey of a planet experiencing a regular and catastrophic season of apocalyptic climate change issues. Jemisin have already been clashed with Rabid Puppies co-ordinator Theodore Beale, who was removed from the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America after he publicly called the pitch-black generator an improved but naive savage.

The highly-acclaimed Binti by Nnedi Okorafor scooped excellent novella. The narration of a member of the first member of the Himba community on Earth to be accepted into a prestigious intergalactic university, Binti too won the Nebula bestow for the same category earlier this year.

And better novelette was transferred to Folding Beijing by Hao Jingfanq, a Chinese science fiction narration which, restated by Ken Liu, appeared in Uncanny Magazine.

The better short story, best editor long form, good writer short flesh, and best professional master awards all went to women nominees respectively Naomi Kritzer for her patch Cat Pictures Please, Ellen Datlow, Sheila E Gilbert and Abigail Larson.

In other categories, Neil Gaimans return to the character that realise his appoint deserved him the best graphic legend give, along with master JH Williams III, for Sandman: Overture, while Oscar-nominated cinema The Martian and Marvel TV show Jessica Jones triumphed for the best stunning presentations.

While simply two No Awards “ve been given” this year, the Hugo award organisers now face the decision of whether to change how the nomination organisation currently toils. With beings able to buy subsidizing memberships to Worldcons even if they have no intention of attending to ensure they have a say in what ultimately goes on the ballot, the Hugos continue democratic, if vulnerable to internet campaigns.

The 2016 Hugo award winners

Best novel: The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin( Orbit)

Best novella: Binti by Nnedi Okorafor( Tor.com)

Best novelette: Folding Beijing by Hao Jingfang, carried Ken Liu( Uncanny Magazine, Jan-Feb 2015)

Best short story: Cat Pictures Please by Naomi Kritzer( Clarkesworld, January 2015)

Best related effort: No Award

Best graphic story: The Sandman: Overture writes to Neil Gaiman, artwork by J.H. Williams III( Vertigo)

Best dramatic demonstration( long form ): The Martian screenplay by Drew Goddard, directed by Ridley Scott( Scott Free Productions; Kinberg Genre; TSG Entertainment; 20 th Century Fox)

Best drastic presentation( short model ): Jessica Jones: AKA Smile written by Scott Reynolds, Melissa Rosenberg, and Jamie King, directed by Michael Rymer( Marvel Television; ABC Studios; Tall Girls Productions; Netflix)

Best editor – short structure: Ellen Datlow

Best editor – long form: Sheila E. Gilbert

Best professional artist: Abigail Larson

Best semiprozine: Uncanny Magazine edited by Lynne M. Thomas& Michael Damian Thomas, Michi Trota, and Erika Ensign& Steven Schapansky

Best fanzine: File 770 revised by Mike Glyer

Best fancast: No Award

Best fan writer: Mike Glyer

Best fan artist: Steve Stiles

The John W. Campbell Award for the best new professional science fiction or fantasy writer of 2014 or 2015, sponsored by Dell Magazines( not a Hugo Award ): Andy Weir

Read more: www.theguardian.com

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Hugo gifts picture off rightwing rallies to celebrate diverse generators

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Another attempt by the Sad and Rabid Puppies groups to hijack the science fiction award goes to the dogs, as authors and deeds not in their expedition take top prizes

The wins of the 2016 Hugo awards have been announced, with this years selects signalling a resounding demolish for the so-called Puppies campaigns to thwart the venerable annual honouring of science fiction literature and drama.

The winners were announced on Saturday evening at MidAmeriCon II, the World Science Fiction Convention accommodated this year in Kansas City.

As in previous years, there had been attempts by two sift groups, the Sad Puppy and the Rabid Puppies, to game the bestows in favour of their preferred slates of employments. Both radicals claimed that science fiction has already become dominated by a liberal, left-wing bias.

The Hugos are voted on by those who purchase an attending or substantiating membership to either the current or previous Worldcon occurrences. Eligible voters can click the No Award box if they dont agree with any of the shortlisted undertakings, a tool which has been used to block out Puppies recommendations previously. In 2015, five No Awards were given, including for the prestigious best novella and good short story categories; an extraordinary numeral, as No Award had only been presented as many times in the entire record of the pillage, which began in 1953.

In contrast, this year “theres only” two No Gifts, in the smallest best related project and best fan-cast categories.

Best novel went to NK Jemisins The Fifth Season, a richly-detailed storey of a planet experiencing a regular and catastrophic season of apocalyptic climate change issues. Jemisin has previously clashed with Rabid Puppies co-ordinator Theodore Beale, who was expelled from the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America after he publicly called the pitch-black generator an improved but ignorant savage.

The highly-acclaimed Binti by Nnedi Okorafor scooped good novella. The narrative of officers of the first member of the Himba community on Earth to be accepted into a prestigious intergalactic university, Binti likewise won the Nebula honor for the same category earlier this year.

And excellent novelette was transferred to Folding Beijing by Hao Jingfanq, a Chinese science fiction story which, restated by Ken Liu, appeared in Uncanny Magazine.

The excellent short story, good editor long form, better writer short formation, and excellent professional master awards all went to women campaigners respectively Naomi Kritzer for her section Cat Pictures Please, Ellen Datlow, Sheila E Gilbert and Abigail Larson.

In other categories, Neil Gaimans return to the character that shaped his name earned him best available graphic narrative bestow, together with creator JH Williams III, for Sandman: Overture, while Oscar-nominated film The Martian and Marvel TV show Jessica Jones prevailed for the best spectacular presentations.

While only two No Awards “ve been given” this year, the Hugo award organisers now face the decision of whether to change how the nomination structure currently operates. With people able to buy corroborating bodies to Worldcons even if they have no intention of attending to ensure they have a say in what eventually gets on the ballot, the Hugos abide democratic, if vulnerable to internet campaigns.

The 2016 Hugo award winners

Best novel: The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin( Orbit)

Best novella: Binti by Nnedi Okorafor( Tor.com)

Best novelette: Folding Beijing by Hao Jingfang, translated Ken Liu( Uncanny Magazine, Jan-Feb 2015)

Best short story: Cat Pictures Please by Naomi Kritzer( Clarkesworld, January 2015)

Best related wield: No Award

Best graphic narration: The Sandman: Overture written by Neil Gaiman, artistry by J.H. Williams III( Vertigo)

Best drastic present( long form ): The Martian screenplay by Drew Goddard, directed by Ridley Scott( Scott Free Productions; Kinberg Genre; TSG Entertainment; 20 th Century Fox)

Best spectacular representation( short formation ): Jessica Jones: AKA Smile written by Scott Reynolds, Melissa Rosenberg, and Jamie King, directed against Michael Rymer( Marvel Television; ABC Studios; Tall Girls Productions; Netflix)

Best editor – short formation: Ellen Datlow

Best editor – long form: Sheila E. Gilbert

Best professional master: Abigail Larson

Best semiprozine: Uncanny Magazine edited by Lynne M. Thomas& Michael Damian Thomas, Michi Trota, and Erika Ensign& Steven Schapansky

Best fanzine: Register 770 revised by Mike Glyer

Best fancast: No Award

Best fan writer: Mike Glyer

Best fan artist: Steve Stiles

The John W. Campbell Award for the best new professional science fiction or fantasy scribe of 2014 or 2015, sponsored by Dell Magazines( not a Hugo Award ): Andy Weir

Read more: www.theguardian.com

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Hugo apportions meet off rightwing demonstrates to celebrate diverse columnists

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Another attempt by the Sad and Rabid Puppies radicals to hijack the science fiction award goes to the dogs, as generators and claims not in their expedition take top prizes

The wins of the 2016 Hugo awards have been announced, with this years choices signalling a resounding demolish for the so-called Puppies campaigns to derail the revered annual honouring of science fiction literature and drama.

The winners were announced on Saturday evening at MidAmeriCon II, the World Science Fiction Convention regarded this year in Kansas City.

As in previous years, there had been attempts by two disconnected groups, the Sad Puppies and the Rabid Puppies, to activity the awards in favour of their preferred slates of tasks. Both radicals claimed that science fiction has already become dominated by a radical, left-wing bias.

The Hugos are voted on by those who purchase an attending or reinforcing membership to either the current or previous Worldcon occurrences. Eligible voters can click the No Award box if they dont agree with any of the shortlisted projects, a implement which has been used to block out Puppies recommendations previously. In 2015, five No Awards “ve been given”, including for the prestigious best novella and excellent short story categories; an extraordinary amount, as No Award had only been presented as many times in the entire biography of the prize, which began in 1953.

In contrast, this year “theres only” two No Awardings, in the smaller best related design and excellent fan-cast categories.

Best novel went to NK Jemisins The Fifth Season, a richly-detailed floor of a planet undergoing a periodic and cataclysmic season of apocalyptic climate change issues. Jemisin has previously clashed with Rabid Puppies co-ordinator Theodore Beale, who was removed from the Science fiction and Fantasy Writers of America after he publicly called the pitch-black writer an improved but ignorant savage.

The highly-acclaimed Binti by Nnedi Okorafor scooped better novella. The tale of a member of the first member of the Himba community on Earth to be accepted into a prestigious intergalactic university, Binti too won the Nebula gift for the same category earlier this year.

And excellent novelette was given to Folding Beijing by Hao Jingfanq, a Chinese science fiction storey which, restated by Ken Liu, appeared in Uncanny Magazine.

The good short story, better editor long form, better editor short formation, and excellent professional master awards all went to women campaigners respectively Naomi Kritzer for her section Cat Pictures Please, Ellen Datlow, Sheila E Gilbert and Abigail Larson.

In other categories, Neil Gaimans return to the character that shaped his identify earned him best available graphic fib gift, together with creator JH Williams III, for Sandman: Overture, while Oscar-nominated cinema The Martian and Marvel TV show Jessica Jones prevailed for the best spectacular presentations.

While simply two No Awards were given this year, the Hugo award organisers now face the decision of whether to change how the nomination organization currently toils. With beings able to buy substantiating bodies to Worldcons even if they have no intention of attending to ensure they have a say in what ultimately goes on the ballot, the Hugos persist democratic, if vulnerable to internet campaigns.

The 2016 Hugo award winners

Best novel: The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin( Orbit)

Best novella: Binti by Nnedi Okorafor( Tor.com)

Best novelette: Folding Beijing by Hao Jingfang, translated Ken Liu( Uncanny Magazine, Jan-Feb 2015)

Best short story: Cat Pictures Please by Naomi Kritzer( Clarkesworld, January 2015)

Best related act: No Award

Best graphic narration: The Sandman: Overture written by Neil Gaiman, art by J.H. Williams III( Vertigo)

Best spectacular production( long form ): The Martian screenplay by Drew Goddard, directed against Ridley Scott( Scott Free Productions; Kinberg Genre; TSG Entertainment; 20 th Century Fox)

Best spectacular give( short structure ): Jessica Jones: AKA Smile written by Scott Reynolds, Melissa Rosenberg, and Jamie King, directed against Michael Rymer( Marvel Television; ABC Studios; Tall Girls Productions; Netflix)

Best editor – short form: Ellen Datlow

Best editor – long form: Sheila E. Gilbert

Best professional creator: Abigail Larson

Best semiprozine: Uncanny Magazine edited by Lynne M. Thomas& Michael Damian Thomas, Michi Trota, and Erika Ensign& Steven Schapansky

Best fanzine: Register 770 edited by Mike Glyer

Best fancast: No Award

Best fan writer: Mike Glyer

Best fan artist: Steve Stiles

The John W. Campbell Award for the best brand-new professional science fiction or fantasy columnist of 2014 or 2015, sponsored by Dell Magazines( not a Hugo Award ): Andy Weir

Read more: www.theguardian.com

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Hugo Award noms include gay dinosaur porn due to ‘Rabid Puppy’ voter campaign

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For the second year in a row, the Hugo Award shortlists are dominated by a politically motivated voting campaign known as the Rabid Puppies.

The 2016 finalists were announced on Tuesday, peculiarity a number of nominees that any sci-fi/ imagination follower could have predicted Star Wars and The Martian in the movie category; Ann Leckie and Neal Stephenson for Best Novelalongside others that extended many love to write off entire categories as an unmitigated cataclysm. On various of the shortlists, almost every campaigner came directly from a voting campaign organized by Vox Day, an columnist and editor who is notorious for his sexist and racist sentiments.

2014 and 2015 verified the rise of the Sad and Rabid Puppies, a pair of overlapping safaruss designed to disrupt the Hugo Awards. Their destination was to omit politically progressive nominees, arguing that the SF/ F establishment had now become obsessed with diversification and social justice. This explains why one of the 2016 finalists is a self-published volume called “SJWs Always Lie: Taking Down the Thought Police.”

Basically, the current state of the Hugo Awards is what would happen if YouTube commenters could select for the Oscars.

Since anyone who pays for a Worldcon ticket or “supporting membership” can defer a Hugo ballot, it’s surprisingly easy to tournament the system. You precisely need to persuade a large group of beings to defer the same listing of campaigners, a strategy that led to the Puppies sweeping the Hugo shortlists last year.

This year’s Sad Puppy campaign made relatively limited influence, but theRabid Puppy schedulegenerally seen as the more extreme of the twodominated several categories. Along with a predictable number of nominations for presumably “anti-SJW” writers and Vox Day’s publishing fellowship Castalia House, “theres” various unpredictable looks from columnists like Neil Gaiman who clearly don’t share the Rabid Puppies’ Gamergate-esque ideology. In a LiveJournal berth, columnist George R. R. Martin described these as “poison pills.”

“The Rabids expended a brand-new tactic this year. They nominated lawful, excellence works in addition to the dross.

In some of the online notes I’ve interpreted, these novelists are being announced “shields.” I’ve even spoke some people announcing for them to withdraw, simply because they were on VD’s list. Receding is the LAST thing they should do. I recommend them all to stand their ground. They wrote good books, narrations, graphic fictions, they did NOT take part in any slate.

Given the well-known political considers of some of these columnists, it seems plain to me that VD and the Rabids picked them deliberately, in hopes they would withdraw .

This conundrum perfectly encapsulates the fraught regime of the Hugo community this year. While numerous people continue to support the Happy Puppies as a sincere protest against people “politicizing” SF/ F, it’s hard to see the Rabid Puppies as anything other than a destructive trolling campaign.

Looking at some of the Rabid Puppy campaigners, it’s impossible to suspect many voters selecting them based on virtue. For speciman, all five short story finalists came straight-out from the Rabid slate, and one of them is by lesbian porn charade ebook scribe Chuck Tingle: Space Raptor Butt Invasion . Another is a blog berth entitled “If You Were An Award, My Love, ” making fun of people who objected to the Rabid Puppies during last year’s Hugo controversy.

Last-place time, the SF/ F parish responded by voting for “No Award” in multiple categories during the final ballot, blocking many of the shortlisted Puppy campaigners from actually triumphing a Hugo. Nonetheless, this isn’t a practical solution to the problem of bloc-voting and reactionary troll nominations.

Despite the past few years of chaos, the Hugos still impound a prominent place in SF/ F publishing. Being shortlisted for the purposes of an award can have a tremendous impact on a writer’s career, and numerous parties also use the Hugo shortlists as a steer to the best brand-new writing of the past year. When entire categories are taken over by a single list of demonstrate campaigners, the organizations of the system stops acting and the gives lose their meaning to the community. Of route, this may be exactly what the Rabid Puppies wanted in the first place.

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Another attempt by the Sad and Rabid Puppies groups to hijack the science fiction award goes to the dogs, as scribes and designations not in their campaign take top prizes

The winners of the 2016 Hugo awards have been announced, with this years picks signalling a reverberating demolish for the so-called Puppies campaigns to thwart the venerable annual honouring of science fiction literature and drama.

The winners were announced on Saturday evening at MidAmeriCon II, the World Science Fiction Convention maintained this year in Kansas City.

As in previous years, there had been attempts by two separate radicals, the Sad Puppy and the Rabid Puppies, to play the gives in favour of their preferred slates of projects. Both radicals claimed that science fiction has already become dominated by a radical, left-wing bias.

The Hugos are voted on by those who purchase an attending or corroborating membership to either the current or previous Worldcon events. Eligible voters can click the No Award box if they dont agree with any of the shortlisted designs, a implement which has been used to block out Puppies recommendations previously. In 2015, five No Awards “ve been given”, including for the prestigious best novella and better short story categories; an extraordinary amount, as No Award had only been presented as many times in the entire biography of the award, which began in 1953.

In contrast, this year “theres only” two No Honors, in the small best related piece and better fan-cast categories.

Best novel went to NK Jemisins The Fifth Season, a richly-detailed fib of a planet experiencing a regular and disastrous season of apocalyptic climate change issues. Jemisin has now been clashed with Rabid Puppies co-ordinator Theodore Beale, who was expelled from the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America after he publicly called the black author an improved but naive savage.

The highly-acclaimed Binti by Nnedi Okorafor scooped better novella. The narrative of the states members of the first member of the Himba community on Earth to be accepted into a prestigious intergalactic university, Binti likewise won the Nebula gift for the same category earlier this year.

And excellent novelette was transferred to Folding Beijing by Hao Jingfanq, a Chinese science fiction tale which, carried by Ken Liu, appeared in Uncanny Magazine.

The excellent short story, excellent writer long form, good editor short chassis, and good professional artist awards all went to women campaigners respectively Naomi Kritzer for her portion Cat Pictures Please, Ellen Datlow, Sheila E Gilbert and Abigail Larson.

In other categories, Neil Gaimans return to the character that formed his appoint gave him best available graphic story accolade, together with creator JH Williams III, for Sandman: Prelude, while Oscar-nominated film The Martian and Marvel TV show Jessica Jones prevailed for best available stunning presentations.

While only two No Awards “ve been given” this year, the Hugo award organisers now face the decision of whether to change how the nomination arrangement currently runs. With people able to buy corroborating memberships to Worldcons even if they have no intention of attending to ensure they have a say in what eventually goes on the ballot, the Hugos remain democratic, if vulnerable to internet campaigns.

The 2016 Hugo award winners

Best novel: The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin( Orbit)

Best novella: Binti by Nnedi Okorafor( Tor.com)

Best novelette: Folding Beijing by Hao Jingfang, restated Ken Liu( Uncanny Magazine, Jan-Feb 2015)

Best short story: Cat Pictures Please by Naomi Kritzer( Clarkesworld, January 2015)

Best related work: No Award

Best graphic storey: The Sandman: Overture writes to Neil Gaiman, artistry by J.H. Williams III( Vertigo)

Best drastic give( long form ): The Martian screenplay by Drew Goddard, directed by Ridley Scott( Scott Free Productions; Kinberg Genre; TSG Entertainment; 20 th Century Fox)

Best spectacular performance( short model ): Jessica Jones: AKA Smile written by Scott Reynolds, Melissa Rosenberg, and Jamie King, directed by Michael Rymer( Marvel Television; ABC Studios; Tall Girls Productions; Netflix)

Best editor – short flesh: Ellen Datlow

Best editor – long form: Sheila E. Gilbert

Best professional artist: Abigail Larson

Best semiprozine: Uncanny Magazine revised by Lynne M. Thomas& Michael Damian Thomas, Michi Trota, and Erika Ensign& Steven Schapansky

Best fanzine: File 770 revised by Mike Glyer

Best fancast: No Award

Best fan writer: Mike Glyer

Best fan artist: Steve Stiles

The John W. Campbell Award for the best brand-new professional science fiction or fantasy novelist of 2014 or 2015, sponsored by Dell Magazines( not a Hugo Award ): Andy Weir

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Nebula Awards honor ‘Uprooted’ and ‘Mad Max: Craze Road’

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After the controversy bordering the Hugo Award nominees last month, the 2016 Nebula Awards are a greeting relief.

Organized by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America( SFWA ), the Nebulas honor the best SF/ F of its first year. Unlike the Hugos, which are selected using a public nomination process and a vote open to thousands of SF/ F fans, the Nebulas are chosen by professionally produced authors within the SFWA.

In 2016, the list of winners was is characterized by women, with Naomi Novik acquiring the Novel prize for Uprooted , a fantasize novel motivated by European folk tales.

The full list of campaigners and wins can be found at the SFWA site, including Nnedi Okorafor prevailing Best Novella with Binti , Sarah Pinsker triumphing Best Novelette for Our Lady of the Open Road , and Alyssa Wong acquiring the short story pillage with Hungry Daughters of Starving Mothers .

Fran Wilde won the Young Adult trophy with Updraft , the first in a series of tales about a society where people give glider offstages as their primary mode of transportation. The Dramatic Presentation categorya particularly strong one this year, including heavy-hitting nominees like Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Ex Machina was prevailed by Mad Max: Fury Road .

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