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2009 Hugo Award Winners Announced August 10, 2009

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Over the weekend the Hugo Awards were given out at the 2009 Worldcon conference in Montreal.

The Hugo Award was named in honor of Hugo Gernsback, “The Father of Magazine Science Fiction,”. The award is is given annually by the World Science Fiction Society (WSFS) at the World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon)

The Hugo Award, first presented in 1953, celebrate the best in the field of science fiction and fantasy. Recipients are chosen by members of the World Science Fiction Society (WSFS).

And the winners are:

Best Novel
* The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman (HarperCollins; Bloomsbury UK)

Best Novella
* “The Erdmann Nexus” by Nancy Kress (Asimov’s Oct/Nov 2008)

Best Novelette
* “Shoggoths in Bloom” by Elizabeth Bear (Asimov’s Mar 2008)

Best Short Story
* “Exhalation” by Ted Chiang (Eclipse Two)

Best Related Book
*Your Hate Mail Will be Graded: A Decade of Whatever, 1998–2008 by John Scalzi (Subterranean Press)

Best Graphic Story
* Girl Genius, Volume 8: Agatha Heterodyne and the Chapel of Bones Written by Kaja & Phil Foglio, art by Phil Foglio, colors by Cheyenne Wright (Airship Entertainment)

Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form
* WALL-E Andrew Stanton & Pete Docter, story; Andrew Stanton & Jim Reardon, screenplay; Andrew Stanton, director (Pixar/Walt Disney)

Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form
* Doctor Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog Joss Whedon, & Zack Whedon, & Jed Whedon & Maurissa Tancharoen , writers; Joss Whedon, director (Mutant Enemy)

Best Editor, Short Form
* Ellen Datlow

Best Editor, Long Form
* David G. Hartwell

Best Professional Artist
* Donato Giancola

Best Semiprozine
* Weird Tales edited by Ann VanderMeer & Stephen H. Segal

Best Fanzine
* Electric Velocipede edited by John Klima

Best Fan Writer
* Cheryl Morgan

Best Fan Artist
* Frank Wu

The John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer
* David Anthony Durham*

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