The Hugo Awards were given yesterday (September 4, 2004) and here are the results:
Best Novel: Paladin of Souls by Lois McMaster Bujold
Best Novella: “The Cookie Monster” by Vernor Vinge
Best Novelette: “Legions in Time” by Michael Swanwick
Best Short Story: “A Study in Emerald” by Neil Gaiman
Best Related Book: The Chesley Awards for Science Fiction and Fantasy Art: A Retrospective by John Grant, Elizabeth L. Humphrey, and Pamela D. Scoville
Best Dramatic Presentation, short form: Gollum’s Acceptance Speech at the 2003 MTV Movie Awards
Best Dramatic Presentation, long form: The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Best Professional Editor: Gardner Dozois
Best Professional Artist: Bob Eggleton
Best Semiprozine: Locus, Charles N. Brown, Jennifer A. Hall, and Kirsten Gong-Wong, eds.
Best Fanzine: Emerald City, Cheryl Morgan, ed.
Best Fan Writer: Dave Langford
Best Fan Artist: Frank Wu
A big surprise to me was that Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form award. Gollum’s Acceptance Speech? Come on, people. The Firefly episode entitled “The Message” was deserving of the award. If you get a chance to see that series, do! You won’t be disappointed – it’s excellent, and available on DVD. A feature film is in the works.
The only item here represented on audio (or about to be represented on audio) is Lois McMaster Bujold’s Paladin of Souls. Blackstone Audio has published the first volume in that series, entitled The Curse of Chalion, and will publish Paladin of Souls soon.
Congratulations to all the nominees and award winners!
Posted by Scott D. Danielson