2014 Hugo Award Winners Announced
2014 Hugo Award Winners have been announced at Loncon 3, London on August 17, 2014. You can check the details and information about other categories on Hugo Awards page. And here are the details for the best novel, best novella, best novelette and best short story.
Best Novel – Ancillary Justice, by Ann Leckie
Ancillary Justice is written by Ann Leckie and published by Orbit on 1 October 2013. You can check for details
On a remote, icy planet, the soldier known as Breq is drawing closer to completing her quest.
Breq is both more than she seems and less than she was. Years ago, she was Justice of Toren–a colossal starship with an artificial intelligence linking thousands of corpse soldiers in the service of the Radch, the empire that conquered the galaxy.
An act of treachery has ripped it all away, leaving her with only one fragile human body. And only one purpose–to revenge herself on Anaander Mianaai, many-bodied, near-immortal Lord of the Radch.
Best Novella – “Equoid” by Charles Stross
“Equoid” is written by Charles Stross and published on Tor.com (09-2013) Details
Equoid” is set shortly before the events of the “The Fuller Memorandum”. It’s the longest non-novel-length Laundry story so far. And it explains (among other things) precisely what H. P. Lovecraft saw behind the wood-shed when he was 14 that traumatized him for life, the reproductive life-cycle of unicorns, and what really happened on Cold Comfort Farm.
Best Novelette – “The Lady Astronaut of Mars” by Mary Robinette Kowal
“The Lady Astronaut of Mars” is written by Mary Robinette Kowal and published on maryrobinettekowal.com and Tor.com (09-2013) Details
Dorothy lived in the midst of the great Kansas prairies, with Uncle Henry, who was a farmer, and Aunt Em, who was the farmer’s wife. She met me, she went on to say, when I was working next door to their farm under the shadow of the rocket gantry for the First Mars Expedition.
I have no memory of this.
She would have been a little girl and, oh lord, there were so many little kids hanging around outside the Fence watching us work. The little girls all wanted to talk to the Lady Astronaut. To me.
Best Short Story – “The Water That Falls on You from Nowhere” by John Chu
“The Water That Falls on You from Nowhere” is written by John Chu and published on Tor.com (02-2013) Details
In the near future water falls from the sky whenever someone lies (either a mist or a torrential flood depending on the intensity of the lie). This makes life difficult for Matt as he maneuvers the marriage question with his lover and how best to “come out” to his traditional Chinese parents.