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The Hugo & Nebula Awards: The 2020s



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Posted April 7, 2015, Revised April 12, again on August 23

My "Hugo & Nebula Awards Rant"
Posted February 4, 2001

Individual reviews of the Winning Novels

A list of Dual Award Winners

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2020s

 

 

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2000s

 

 

1990s

 

 

1980s

 

 

1970s

 

 

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Retros

 

 

The Hugos

 

 

The Nebulas

 

The official name was originally the Science Fiction Achievement Awards, but since 1992 they are simply the Hugos. Voted on by readers and administered by the World Science Fiction Society. Presented at the annual World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon) and dated by the year following the publication of the nominated works. There are more Hugos awarded than I have listed here, but I'm including only the major categories so as to balance the chart with the average number of Nebulas.

 

Awarded from votes by the membership of the SFWA (Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America). Presented in the spring of each year but dated by year of eligibility of the nominated works.

 

 

 

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2021 Hugos

 

 

2020 Nebulas

 

The 2021 Hugos will be presented at DisConIII in Washington DC, but the dates have been changed to December 15-19. It will be a combination of in-person events along with virtual elements.

Novel:

Piranesi - Susanna Clarke
The City We Became - N.K. Jemisin
The Relentless Moon - Mary Robinette Kowal
Harrow the Ninth - Tamsyn Muir
Black Sun - Rebecca Roanhorse
Network Effect - Martha Wells

 

Novel: Network Effect - Martha Wells

Piranesi - Susanna Clarke
The City We Became - N.K. Jemisin
Mexican Gothic - Silvia Moreno-Garcia
The Midnight Bargain - C.L. Polk
Black Sun - Rebecca Roanhorse

 

 

 

Novella:

Finna - Nino Cipri
Ring Shout - P. Djčlí Clark
Upright Women Wanted - Sarah Gailey
Come Tumbling Down - Seanan McGuire
Riot Baby - Tochi Onyebuchi
The Empress of Salt and Fortune - Nghi Vo

 

 

Novella: Ring Shout - P. Djčlí Clark

Tower of Mud and Straw - Yaroslav Barsukov
Finna - Nino Cipri
Ife-Iyoku, the Tale of Imadeyunuagbon - Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki (In Dominion: An Anthology of Speculative Fiction from Africa and the African Diaspora)
The Four Profound Weaves - R. B. Lemberg
Riot Baby - Tochi Onyebuchi

 

Novelette:

The Inaccessibility of Heaven - Aliette de Bodard (Uncanny)
The Pill - Meg Elison (In Big Girl)
Helicopter Story - Isabel Fall
Burn or the Episodic Life of Sam Wells as a Super - A.T. Greenblatt (Uncanny)
Monster - Naomi Kritzer (Clarkesworld)
Two Truths and a Lie - Sarah Pinsker (Tor.com)

 

Novelette: Two Truths and a Lie - Sarah Pinsker (Tor.com)

Stepsister - Leah Cypess (F&SF 5-6/20) [Free on author's website]
The Pill - Meg Elison (In Big Girl)
Burn or the Episodic Life of Sam Wells as a Super - A. T. Greenblatt (Uncanny)
Where You Linger - Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam (Uncanny)
Shadow Prisons - Caroline M. Yoachim (serialized at Lightspeed)

 

Short Story:

Badass Moms in the Zombie Apocalypse - Rae Carson (Uncanny)
Metal Like Blood in the Dark - T. Kingfisher (Uncanny)
Little Free Library - Naomi Kritzer (Tor.com)
The Mermaid Astronaut - Yoon Ha Lee (Beneath Ceaseless Skies)
A Guide for Working Breeds - Vina Jie-Min Prasad (reprinted at Tor)
Open House on Haunted Hill - John Wiswell (Diabolical Plots)

 

 

Short Story: Open House on Haunted Hill - John Wiswell (Diabolical Plots)

Badass Moms in the Zombie Apocalypse - Rae Carson (Uncanny)
Advanced Word Problems in Portal Math - Aimee Picchi (Daily Science Fiction)
A Guide for Working Breeds - Vina Jie-Min Prasad (reprinted at Tor)
The Eight-Thousanders - Jason Sanford (Asimov's 9-10/20) [reprinted at Apex
My Country Is a Ghost - Eugenia Triantafyllou (Uncanny)

 

Related Work:

CoNZealand Fringe
A Handful of Earth, A Handful of Sky: The World of Octavia E. Butler - Lynell George
Beowulf - Maria Dahvana Headley
“George R.R. Martin Can Fuck Off Into the Sun, or: The 2020 Hugo Awards Ceremony (Rageblog Edition)” - Natalie Luhrs
The Last Bronycon: a fandom autopsy - Jenny Nicholson (YouTube)

 

Ray Bradbury Award: The Good Place: "Whenever You're Ready"

Birds of Prey: and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn
The Expanse: "Gaugamela" (Amazon Prime)
Lovecraft Country, Season 1
The Mandalorian: "The Tragedy" (Disney+)
The Old Guard (Netflix)

 

Graphic Story:

Parable of the Sower: A Graphic Novel Adaptation - Octavia E. Butler, adapted by Damian Duffy, illustrated by John Jennings
Die, Volume 2: Split the Party - Kieron Gillen, illustrated by Stephanie Hans
Once & Future, Volume 1: The King Is Undead - Kieron Gillen, illustrated by Dan Mora
Monstress, Volume 5: Warchild - Marjorie Liu, illustrated by Sana Takeda
Ghost-Spider, Volume 1: Dog Days Are Over - Seanan McGuire, illustrated by Takeshi Miyazawa, Rosie Kämpe, and Ig Guara
Invisible Kingdom, Volume 2: Edge of Everything - G. Willow Wilson, illustrated by Christian Ward

 

Andre Norton Award: A Wizard’s Guide to Defensive Baking - T. Kingfisher

Raybearer - Jordan Ifueko
Elatsoe - Darcie Little Badger
A Game of Fox & Squirrels - Jenn Reese
Star Daughter - Shveta Thakrar

 

 

 

 

Dramatic Presentation, Long Form:

Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn
Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga (Netflix)
The Old Guard (Netflix)
Palm Springs (Hulu)
Soul
Tenet

 

 

Game Writing: Hades - Greg Kasavin (Supergiant)

Blaseball - Stephen Bell, Joel Clark, Sam Rosenthal (The Game Band)
Kentucky Route Zero - Jake Elliott (Cardboard Computer)
The Luminous Underground - Phoebe Barton (Choice of Games)
Scents & Semiosis - Sam Kabo Ashwell, Cat Manning, Caleb Wilson, Yoon Ha Lee (Self)
Spiritfarer - Nicolas Guérin, Maxime Monast, Alex Tommi-Morin (Thunder Lotus Games)

 

Dramatic Presentation, Short Form:

Doctor Who: “Fugitive of the Judoon”
The Expanse: “Gaugamela” (Amazon Prime)
The Good Place: “Whenever You’re Ready”
The Mandalorian: “The Jedi” (Disney+)
The Mandalorian: “The Rescue”
She-Ra and the Princesses of Power: “Heart, Parts 1 and 2” (Netflix)

 

 

Grand Master
Nalo Hopkinson

 

Best Series:

Link is on first title of series:
The Daevabad Trilogy - S.A. Chakraborty (The City of Brass)
The Lady Astronaut - Mary Robinette Kowal (The Calculating Stars)
The Poppy War - R. F. Kuang
October Daye - Seanan McGuire (Rosemary and Rue)
The Interdependency - John Scalzi (The Collapsing Empire)
The Murderbot Diaries - Martha Wells (All Systems Red)

 

 

 

 

 

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2020s

 

 

2010s

 

 

2000s

 

 

1990s

 

 

1980s

 

 

1970s

 

 

1953-70

 

 

Retros

 

 

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