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The 2021 Hugo Awards winners announced

7/02/2022 10:46 PM
The 2021 Hugo Awards winners announced

The winners of the 2021 Hugo Awards have been announced with Martha Wells taking the top science fiction award for her novel Network Effect.

The Hugo Awards were presented at the 79th WorldCon in Washington, DC and are one of the most prestigious science fiction and fantasy awards with winners being determined by a popular vote from WorldCon members.

In the past, the awards were typically male dominated, but Martha Wells' win for her novel Network Effect, makes her the sixth woman in a row to win within the novel category.

Wells also took another accolade within the category of Best Series for The Muderbot Diaries. Network Effect and the previous books in the series, follows a killing machine referred to as Murderbot, as it deviates from its programming to make friends and watch television.

 

Check out the winners below:

BEST NOVEL

Network Effect, Martha Wells (Tordotcom)

BEST NOVELLA

The Empress of Salt and Fortune, Nghi Vo (Tordotcom)

BEST NOVELETTE

“Two Truths and a Lie,” Sarah Pinsker (Tor.com)

BEST SHORT STORY

“Metal Like Blood in the Dark,” T. Kingfisher (Uncanny Magazine, September/October 2020)

BEST SERIES

The Murderbot Diaries, Martha Wells (Tordotcom)

BEST RELATED WORK

Beowulf: A New Translation, Maria Dahvana Headley (FSG)

BEST GRAPHIC STORY OR COMIC

Parable of the Sower: A Graphic Novel Adaptation, written by Octavia Butler, adapted by Damian Duffy, illustrated by John Jennings (Harry N. Abrams)

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Check out the full list of winners and finalists here