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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

A list of all SFWA Grand Masters

The SF Hall of Fame


 

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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

 

 

2020

 

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. Not sure if this alters when the finalists will be announced, but I'll update when that happens.

Novel:

 

 

 

 

The 2020 Nebulas will be presented during the virtual Nebula Conference on the weekend of June 4-6, 2021. The finalists are:

Novel:

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
Network Effect - Martha Wells

 

Novella:

 

 

 

 

Novella:

Tower of Mud and Straw - Yaroslav Barsukov
Finna - Nino Cipri
Ring Shout - P. Djèlí Clark
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:

 

 

 

 

Novelette:

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)
Two Truths and a Lie - Sarah Pinsker (Tor)
Where You Linger - Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam (Uncanny)
Shadow Prisons - Caroline M. Yoachim (serialized at Lightspeed)

 

Short Story:

 

 

 

 

Short Story:

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

 

Related Work:

 

 

 

 

Ray Bradbury Award:

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

 

Graphic Story:

 

 

 

Andre Norton Award:

Raybearer - Jordan Ifueko
Elatsoe - Darcie Little Badger
A Wizard’s Guide to Defensive Baking - T. Kingfisher
A Game of Fox & Squirrels - Jenn Reese
Star Daughter - Shveta Thakrar

 

Dramatic Presentation, Long Form:

 

 

 

 

Game Writing:

Blaseball - Stephen Bell, Joel Clark, Sam Rosenthal (The Game Band)
Hades - Greg Kasavin (Supergiant)
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:

 

 

 

Grand Master
Nalo Hopkinson

 

Best Series:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2020s

 

 

2010s

 

 

2000s

 

 

1990s

 

 

1980s

 

 

1970s

 

 

1953-70

 

 

Retros

 

 

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