Hugo Awards Finalists Announced for 2019

By Kim B. RSS Wed, April 17, 2019

Dublin 2019: An Irish Worldcon announced the finalists for the 2019 Hugo Awards on April 2.

The awards are the most prestigious in the science fiction genre, honoring literature and media as well as fan activities. Named for Amazing Stories editor Hugo Gernsback and awarded since 1953, they are one of speculative fiction’s biggest prizes. They are administered by the World Science Fiction Society and are selected by members of the World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon).

The 2019 Hugo winners will be announced at this year’s WorldCon 77, which will be held in Dublin, Ireland, between August 15 and 19.

This year's finalists are...

Best Novel

The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal

Record of a Spaceborn Few by Becky Chambers

Revenant Gun by Yoon Ha Lee

Space Opera by Catherynne M. Valente

Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik

Trail of Lightning by Rebecca Roanhorse


Best Novella

Artificial Condition by Martha Wells

Beneath the Sugar Sky by Seanan McGuire

Binti: The Night Masquerade by Nnedi Okorafor

The Black God’s Drums by P. Djèlí Clark

Gods, Monsters, and the Lucky Peach by Kelly Robson

The Tea Master and the Detective by Aliette de Bodard


Check out some of the nominated novels and novellas in your neighborhood library today!

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