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...
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
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!