The 2018 Hugo Award winners were announced the evening of August 19th, 2018 during the 76th annual World Science Fiction Convention, held this year in San Jose. This year's ceremony featured a historic win, as N.K. Jemisin — author of the acclaimed Broken Earth trilogy — became the first author ever to win the Hugo Award for Best Novel three years in a row, one Hugo for each of the three titles in the Broken Earth series. See Jemisin and her fellow winners below!
The Stone Sky
The Stone Sky is the final novel in Jemisin's acclaimed Broken Earth trilogy. The first two titles in the Broken Earth trilogy won the Hugo Award for Best Novel in 2017 and 2016 respectively.
All Systems Red
In the future, a mega-corporation called the Company is colonizing the universe. Human explorers are accompanied by android bodyguards, one of which becomes self-aware and hacks itself. When a team of scientists go missing, the SecUnit android—who secretly and somewhat ironically refers to itself as the "murderbot"—and the scientists are left to face a mystery on a distant planet.
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The Secret Life of Bots, by Suzanne Palmer
Best Short Story
Welcome to Your Authentic Indian Experience, by Rebecca Roanhorse
Best Related Work
No Time to Spare: Thinking About What Matters
This anthology compiles the best writing from the late, great Ursula K. Le Guin's blog. From meditations on mortality, to enduring questions about the nature of speculative fiction, to witty reflections on the art of eating breakfast, this anthology is a reminder of why the author — who passed away in January 2018 at the age of 88 — will remain beloved for generations to come.
- Crash Override: How Gamergate (Nearly) Destroyed My Life, and How We Can Win the Fight Against Online Hate, by Zoe Quinn
- Iain M. Banks (Modern Masters of Science Fiction by Paul Kincaid
- A Lit Fuse: The Provocative Life of Harlan Ellison, by Nat Segaloff
- Luminescent Threads: Connections to Octavia E. Butler, edited by Alexandra Pierce and Mimi Mondal
- Sleeping with Monsters: Readings and Reactions in Science Fiction and Fantasy, by Liz Bourke
Best Graphic Story
Monstress: Volume 2: The Blood
The second volume in this Eisner-nominated Image Comics series continues the story of Maika Halfwolf, a teenage girl trapped in a conflict between Arcanics like herself — magical creatures who sometimes take on human forms — and the sorceresses who consume Arcanics to feed their own power.
- Black Bolt, Volume 1: Hard Time, written by Saladin Ahmed, illustrated by Christian Ward, lettered by Clayton Cowles
- Bitch Planet, Volume 2: President Bitch, written by Kelly Sue DeConnick, illustrated by Valentine De Landro and Taki Soma, colored by Kelly Fitzpatrick, lettered by Clayton Cowles
- My Favorite Thing is Monsters, written and illustrated by Emil Ferris
- Paper Girls, Volume 3, written by Brian K. Vaughan, illustrated by Cliff Chiang, colored by Matthew Wilson, lettered by Jared Fletcher
- Saga, Volume 7, written by Brian K. Vaughan, illustrated by Fiona Staples
For a complete list of winners, head over to the Hugo Awards website!
Featured image via the cover of "All Systems Red" by Martha Wells