Hugo Awards 2015 announced; ‘no award’ given in five categories
The winners of the 2015 Hugo Awards have been announced, with no awards given in five categories in response to the campaign by voting blocs the ‘Sad Puppies’ and ‘Rabid Puppies’ to skew the nomination process. The awards honour the best science-fiction and fantasy titles published in the previous year, as voted by members of the World Science Fiction Convention (WSFS). Best Novel was awarded to Chinese author Cixin Liu’s The Three Body Problem (trans by Ken Liu, Tor). Liu was added to the ballot after original finalist Marko Kloos withdrew his book as a protest against the ‘Sad Puppies’ campaign. Also among the winners was Australian podcast ‘Galactic Suburbia’, presented by Alisa Krasnostein, Alexandra Pierce and Tansy Rayner Roberts and produced by Andrew Finch, in the Best Fancast category. The WSFS rejected the finalists in five categories, giving no award in the Novella, Short Story, Related Work, Editor (Short Form) and Editor (Long Form), equalling the total number of times that WSFS members have presented ‘no award’ in the awards’ history. The presentation ceremony was held at the 73rd World Science Fiction Convention in Spokane, Washington State. More information on the awards, including the full list of winners, is available here.
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