2018 Hugo Awards Finalists

April 3, 2018 | 15 books mentioned 1

The Hugo Awards announced their 2018 finalists on Friday. Administered by the World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon), the Hugo Awards are “science fiction’s most prestigious award.” Below is a selection of finalists (here’s the full list):


Best Novel
The Collapsing Empire by John Scalzi
New York 2140 by Kim Stanley Robinson
Provenance by Ann Leckie
Raven Stratagem by Yoon Ha Lee
Six Wakes by Mur Lafferty
The Stone Sky by N.K. Jemisin (Read The Millions’ on Jemisin)

Best Novella
All Systems Red by Martha Wells
And Then There Were (N-One)” by Sarah Pinsker
Binti: Home by Nnedi Okorafor (An essay on aliens in literature)
The Black Tides of Heaven by JY Yang
Down Among the Sticks and Bones by Seanan McGuire
River of Teeth by Sarah Gailey

Best Graphic Story
Bitch Planet, Volume 2: President Bitch by Kelly Sue DeConnick (writing); Valentine De Landro and Taki Soma (illustration); Kelly Fitzpatrick (coloring); and Clayton Cowles (lettering) | (the series was featured in our 2016 Year in Reading)
Black Bolt, Volume 1: Hard Time by Saladin Ahmed (writing), Christian Ward (illustration), and Clayton Cowles (lettering)
Monstress, Volume 2: The Blood by Marjorie M. Liu (writing) and Sana Takeda (illustration)My Favorite Thing is Monsters by Emil Ferris (writing and illustration) | (our own Emily St. John Mandel read it in 2017)
Paper Girls, Volume 3 by Brian K. Vaughan (writing), Cliff Chiang (illustration), Matthew Wilson (coloring), and Jared Fletcher (lettering)
Saga, Volume 7 by Brian K. Vaughan (writing) and Fiona Staples (illustration)

The awards will be announced at Worldcon 76 on August 19, 2018.

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