The Hugo Awards are the most prestigious literary science fiction and fantasy award in the English speaking world. As a member of the World Science Fiction Society I will be reading all the finalist and vote for the ones in each category that I believe to be the best. This page mark my reading progress in the fiction categories (b&w = not read, seppia = reading, colour = read).
Backgrounds on the Hugos, courtesy of wikipedia: The World Science Fiction Society (WSFS) gives out the Hugo Awards each year for the best science fiction or fantasy works and achievements of the previous year. The Hugos are widely considered the premier award in science fiction. The award is named after Hugo Gernsback, who founded the pioneering science fiction magazine Amazing Stories and who is considered one of the "fathers" of the science fiction genre. Works are eligible for an award if they were published in the prior calendar year, or translated into English in the prior calendar year. There are no written rules as to which works qualify as science fiction or fantasy, and the decision of eligibility in that regard is left up to the voters, rather than to the organizing committee. Hugo Award nominees and winners are chosen by supporting or attending members of the annual World Science Fiction Convention, or Worldcon, and the presentation evening constitutes its central event.

Best Short Story

Awarded for science fiction or fantasy story of less than seven thousand five hundred (7,500) words.

Best Novelette

Awarded for a science fiction or fantasy story of between seven thousand five hundred (7,500) and seventeen thousand five hundred (17,500) words.

Emergency Skin
N.K. Jemisin
Ted Chiang
The Archronology of Love
Caroline M. Yoachim
For He Can Creep
Siobhan Carroll

Best Novella

Awarded for a science fiction or fantasy story of between seventeen thousand five hundred (17,500) and forty thousand (40,000) words.

The Deep
Rivers Solomon, with Daveed Diggs, William Hutson & Jonathan Snipes
This Is How You Lose the Time War
Amal El-Mohtar & Max Gladstone
In an Absent Dream
Seanan McGuire

Best Novel

Awarded for a science fiction or fantasy story of forty thousand (40,000) words or more.

Gideon the Ninth
Tamsyn Muir
The Light Brigade
Kameron Hurley
Seanan McGuire

Best Graphic Story

A science fiction or fantasy story told in graphic form, such as a comic book, graphic novel, or webcomic.

Wendy Xu and Suzanne Walker
The Wicked + The Divine, Volume 9: “Okay”
Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie
Monstress, Volume 4: The Chosen
Marjorie Liu, art by Sana Takeda
Paper Girls, Volume 6
Brian K. Vaughan, drawn by Cliff Chiang
Nnedi Okorafor, art by Tana Ford
Die, Volume 1: Fantasy Heartbreaker
Kieron Gillen and Stephanie Hans