As summer enters its third month, con season continues online. WorldCon was supposed to be in Wellington, New Zealand this year, but like ComicCon, decided to go digital instead. This year’s WorldCon saw George R.R. Martin emcee the 2020 Hugo Awards virtually. Some of the winners are included below:

Best Novel:

A Memory Called Empire, by Arkady Martine (Tor; Tor UK)

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Check out our review here!

Best Novella:

This Is How You Lose the Time War, by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone (Saga Press;

Jo Fletcher Books)

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Best Novelette:

Emergency Skin, by N.K. Jemisin (Forward Collection (Amazon))


Best Short Story:

“As the Last I May Know”, by S.L. Huang (, 23 October 2019)

Read it here from


Best Series:

The Expanse, by James S. A. Corey (Orbit US; Orbit UK)


Best Related Work:

“2019 John W. Campbell Award Acceptance Speech”, by Jeannette Ng

Read her speech here!


Best Graphic Story or Comic:

LaGuardia, written by Nnedi Okorafor, art by Tana Ford, colors by James Devlin (Berger

Books; Dark Horse)

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Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form:

Good Omens, written by Neil Gaiman, directed by Douglas Mackinnon (Amazon

Studios/BBC Studios/Narrativia/The Blank Corporation)

Read our review here!


Best Semiprozine:

Uncanny Magazine, editors-in-chief Lynne M. Thomas and Michael Damian Thomas,

nonfiction/managing editor Michi Trota, managing editor Chimedum Ohaegbu, podcast

producers Erika Ensign and Steven Schapansky

Check out Uncanny at their website! 


Best Fanzine:

The Book Smugglers, editors Ana Grilo and Thea James

Check out their reviews here!


Best Fancast:

Our Opinions Are Correct, presented by Annalee Newitz and Charlie Jane Anders

Available from their website.


Lodestar Award for Best Young Adult Book (not a Hugo):

Catfishing on CatNet, by Naomi Kritzer (Tor Teen)

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Astounding Award for Best New Writer, sponsored by Dell Magazines (not a Hugo):

R.F. Kuang (2nd year of eligibility)

For a complete list go to WorldCon’s site. Voting on the site for WorldCon 2022 also commenced, and Chicago was chosen as the venue. WorldCon 2021 will be in Washington, DC.

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