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Announcing the 2019 Hugo Award Winners

The winners of the 2019 Hugo Awards have been announced! You can read the full list below.

The Awards were presented on the evening of Sunday August 18th, 2019 at a ceremony at the 77th World Science Fiction Convention in Dublin, Ireland, hosted by Afua Richardson and Michael Scott.

Winners for the 2019 Hugo Awards and the 1944 Retrospective Hugo Awards appear in bold. The awards were presented at Dublin 2019 – An Irish Worldcon, the 77th World Science Fiction Convention. Members of the convention cast a total of 3097 votes, all online except for eight paper ballots.

Congrats to the finalists and winners!

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Hugo Spotlight: The Finalists for Best Short Story

In the lead-up to the 2019 Hugo Awards, we’re taking time to appreciate this year’s novel, young adult, and short fiction Finalists, and what makes each of them great.

Each this year’s Hugo finalists for Best Short Story—from authors Brooke Bolander, P. Djèlí Clark, Sarah Gailey, Alix E. Harrow, T. Kingfisher, and Sarah Pinsker—cleverly plays with and pushes at the boundaries of genre. Whether delving into the real (and sometimes horrific) consequences of magic, gender-bending the sword-and-sorcery stock hero, balancing a fantastical alt-history with hidden historical realities, experimenting with form to deliver a uniquely layered commentary, literalizing the escapist nature of fantasy, or dropping a pack of raptors into a traditional fairy tale, these stories build on what has come before to create styles entirely new and unexpected.

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Hugo Spotlight: The Finalists for Best Novelette

In the lead-up to the 2019 Hugo Awards, we’re taking time to appreciate this year’s novel, young adult, and short fiction Finalists, and what makes each of them great.

This year’s Hugo finalists for Best Novelette are a stunning group of talented authors—Brooke Bolander, Zen Cho, Tina Connolly, Daryl Gregory, Simone Heller, and Naomi Kritzer. While each author brings a unique voice and style to their work, one common thread across the novelettes is the focus on means of survival and co-existence, taking a critical look at humanity through the lens of both human and non-human perspectives. Courtiers, invaders, ghosts, elephants, dragons, and lizard-like creatures alike all ask questions about what it means to connect to others and contribute to society at large.

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Download a Free Ebook of The Necessary Beggar by Susan Palwick Before Aug. 17, 2019!

Lémabantunk, the Glorious City, is a place of peace and plenty, of festivals and flowers, bejeweled streets and glittering waterfalls.

Accused of an unforgivable crime, Darrotti and his entire family now face exile to the unknown world that lies beyond a mysterious gate.

That world?

America just a few years hence.

Each month, the Tor.com eBook Club gives away a free sci-fi/fantasy ebook to club subscribers. For August 2019, the Ebook Club pick is the achingly relevant future tale The Necessary Beggar by Susan Palwick.

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Hugo Spotlight: The Finalists for Best Novella

In the lead-up to the 2019 Hugo Awards, we’re taking time to appreciate this year’s novel, young adult, and short fiction Finalists, and what makes each of them great.

This year’s Novella finalists include icons of genre fiction—Martha Wells, Seanan McGuire, Nnedi Okorafor, P. Djèlí Clark, Kelly Robson, and Aliette de Bodard. Each of these novellas is uniquely different from the one before it, both in style and shape, with themes ranging from found family, cultural identity and homeland, to issues of race, sexuality, and human preservation. But like all good SFF, each work asks important, deep questions—What does it mean to be human? How do we relate to one another? And what is the legacy of humanity?

Oh, yeah. And there’s Murderbot. We love Murderbot.

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All The New Genre-Bending Books Coming Out in August!

It is like your world, but not. Something is off, something you can’t quite explain. A feeling of unease sets in. One foot in reality, the other—decidedly not. This month’s genre-bending releases challenge our reality. Contemplate social media after death in The Man Who Wouldn’t Die by A.B. Jewell; break the rules and defy the law in Rule of Capture by Christopher Brown; and keep the light on while you read Echoes, an anthology of ghost stories from Saga Press.

Head below for the full list of genre-bending titles heading your way in August!

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All the New YA SFF Books Coming Out in August!

She reaches out her hand for yours, and you take it without question. The mist is thick, what lies beyond is unknown. But together, you are brave. Together, you move forward. August’s YA SFF books celebrate the risk-takers. Sacrifices are made for freedom in Sarah Hennings’ Sea Witch Rising; flee with a team of assassins and join a secret rebellion in Bright Star by Erin Swan; and run with outlaws Kazi and Jase in the sequel to Dance of Thieves by Mary Pearson, Vow of Thieves.

Head below for the full list of YA SFF titles heading your way in August!

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Check Out the Cover and Preview an Excerpt from The Lost Book of Adana Moreau

We’re excited to share the cover for Michael Zapata‘s The Lost Book of Adana Moreau, the story of a Latin American science fiction writer and the lives her lost manuscript unites decades later in post-Katrina New Orleans. Check out the full cover below and preview an excerpt from the novel—publishing February 2020 with Hannover Square Press.

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All the New Sci-Fi Books Coming Out in August!

You feel the wind begin to change, a gust blows across your face, and in the distance you hear the rumblings of an engine. A sky ship lowers down from the sky. Its hatch opens. Its pilot holds out his hand, inviting you to come along. This month’s Sci-Fi titles are all about saying yes to something more, and taking chances at the far reaches of the universe. Uncover the truth about an alien race in Keith Thomas’s Dahlia Black; fight a genocidal group looking to purify space in The Cruel Stars by John Birmingham; and explore the Galaxy’s Edge in new Star Wars novels by Zoraida Córdova and Delilah S. Dawson.

Head below for the full list of science fiction titles heading your way in August!

Keep track of all the new releases here. Note: All title summaries are taken and/or summarized from copy provided by the publisher.

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