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.
Awarded for a science fiction or fantasy story of between seven thousand five hundred (7,500) and seventeen thousand five hundred (17,500) words.
Awarded for a science fiction or fantasy story of between seventeen thousand five hundred (17,500) and forty thousand (40,000) words.
Rivers Solomon, with Daveed Diggs, William Hutson & Jonathan Snipes
Awarded for a science fiction or fantasy story of forty thousand (40,000) words or more.
Best Graphic Story
A science fiction or fantasy story told in graphic form, such as a comic book, graphic novel, or webcomic.