HUGO AWARDS 2020 announced

The HUGO AWARDS have been announced and I managed to miss the live stream of the ceremony. Bummer. Here is the list of the winners.

I am pleased about these category winners, as I read and liked them:

BEST NOVEL — A Memory Called Empire, by Arkady Martine — looking forward to the sequel!

BEST NOVELETTE — Emergency Skin, by N.K. Jemisin — she‘s been hit and miss for me so far.

BEST SHORT STORY — “As the Last I May Know”, by S.L. Huang

BEST SERIES — The Expanse, by James S. A. Corey — this makes me want to re-read them or at least some of my favourites.

BEST RELATED WORK — “2019 John W. Campbell Award Acceptance Speech”, by Jeannette Ng — great to see that individual people can make a difference!

BEST DRAMATIC PRESENTATION, LONG FORM — Good Omens, written by Neil Gaiman, directed by Douglas Mackinnon (Amazon Studios/BBC Studios/Narrativia/The Blank Corporation) — loved it! Michael Sheen and David Tennant were brilliant. This was so much fun to watch!

https://www.syfy.com/syfywire/2020-hugo-award-winners

GRR Martin was the Master of Ceremony for the proceedings and apparently made a mess of it. It ran overly long, he mispronounced many of the winners’ names and seems to have come across as racist and misogynistic. I am refraining from linking more stuff in this post. But google it and you find a ton of blog posts about it. I can‘t really say yay or nay about it, as I haven‘t watched it. Dang it.


Link to my entry about the finalists

Link to my entry about the short stories

10 thoughts on “HUGO AWARDS 2020 announced

    1. I haven‘t read the other novelettes, so I don‘t know how they compare.

      I struggled with City We Became. Fifth Earth I haven‘t tried yet, so the jury is still out, if I ultimately like her or not.

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  1. I’ve just finished Leviathan Wakes and thought it was phenomenal – so glad to hear that the whole series lives up to expectations too! I haven’t read any of the other winners yet though… although I have seen Good Omens 😀

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      1. Oh, so it The Churn. Still, it makes sense to read it in the publication order, as the story would give too much away for the main novels, if you read it chronologically…

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