By Heather A.
**The opinions expressed here and other places around the internet are mine and do not reflect those of my employer, family, friends, inanimate objects that may become sentient, or plants.**
Bwahaha! Ohh, burrnnnn!
Okay Sick Puppies, we get it. You made your point and you can go lick your wounds in the corner of the internet where you came from. Bye! If you want more information about why we’re happy with the results of the Hugo Awards, find out more here.
In case you missed it (or only get your news from us), the winners:
- Best Novel: The Three Body Problem, Cixin Liu, Ken Liu translator (Tor Books)
- Best Novelette: “The Day the World Turned Upside Down”, Thomas Olde Heuvelt, Lia Belt translator (Lightspeed, 04-2014)
- Best Graphic Story: Ms. Marvel Volume 1: No Normal, written by G. Willow Wilson, illustrated by Adrian Alphona and Jake Wyatt, (Marvel Comics)
- Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form: Guardians of the Galaxy, written by James Gunn and Nicole Perlman, directed by James Gunn (Marvel Studios, Moving Picture Company)
- Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form: Orphan Black: “By Means Which Have Never Yet Been Tried”, ” written by Graham Manson, directed by John Fawcett (Temple Street Productions, Space/BBC America)
- Best Professional Artist: Julie Dillon
- Best Semiprozine: Lightspeed Magazine, edited by John Joseph Adams, Stefan Rudnicki, Rich Horton, Wendy N. Wagner, and Christie Yant
- Best Fanzine: Journey Planet, edited by James Bacon, Christopher J Garcia, Colin Harris, Alissa McKersie, and Helen J. Montgomery
- Best Fancast: Galactic Suburbia Podcast, Alisa Krasnostein, Alexandra Pierce, Tansy Rayner Roberts (Presenters) and Andrew Finch (Producer)
- Best Fan Writer: Laura J. Mixon
- Best Fan Artist: Elizabeth Leggett
- John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer [Not a Hugo Award]: Wesley Chu
- No Award categories (and you can guess that these were the ones the puppies were voting for): Best Novella, Best Short Story, Best Related Work, Best Editor Short Form, Best Editor Long Form
As much as I will be glad that the results of the awards panned out the way they did, I am genuinely disappointed for those writers/artists/editors who were nominated for awards but were shut out because of the politics of “No Award.” I hope you will be recognized in other award ceremonies.
The ceremony this past Saturday, August 22, 2015 was quite interesting. I was particularly amused by the speeches of the winners in their respective categories. Laura Mixon stood out for me because she chose to address the elephant in the room, the puppies, and boldly stated “Black Lives Matter” at the end of her speech. It was enlivening to the crowd and other award recipients followed suit. A member of Lightspeed Magazine, winner of Best Semiprozine thanked the Patriarchy in her speech. There were also plenty of fun-loving jokes from the hosts, David Gerrold and Tananarive Due, who I think were chosen perfectly.
Now I’m off to read The Three Body Problem! Happy with the results of the Hugos? Tell us about it in the comments.