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Announcing the 2018 Hugo Award Winners!

See a list of winners from last night's historic ceremony — then download the titles and start reading!

Hugo Award winners 2018

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! 

Best Novel

Nebula Awards

The Stone Sky

By N.K. Jemisin

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. 

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Best Novella

Nebula Awards

All Systems Red

By Martha Wells

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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Best Novelette

The Secret Life of Bots, by Suzanne Palmer


Best Short Story

Welcome to Your Authentic Indian Experience, by Rebecca Roanhorse


Best Related Work

Hugo Awards 2018 No Time to Spare

No Time to Spare: Thinking About What Matters

By Ursula K. Le Guin

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. 

Best Graphic Story

Hugo Awards 2018

Monstress: Volume 2: The Blood

By Marjorie M. Liu, illustrated by Sana Takeda

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. 


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

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