One of the biggest events in genre writing, the Hugo Awards, were announced at the 77th World Science Fiction Convention in Dublin last night. The ceremony celebrated the year’s finest films, TV shows, comics, fan works, art and books in the sci-fi and fantasy genres.
Pan Macmillan imprint Tor Book’s novelist, Mary Robinette Kowal, took home the most prestigious award of the evening for Best Novel. Mary’s novel, The Calculating Stars, is the first novel in her Lady Astronaut series. The novel is set on an alternate Earth after a meteoric collision brings about a new kind of space race for humanity. This is the fourth Hugo for Mary, who has been nominated an additional three times on top of her wins. The decorated author is no stranger to awards. The Calculating Stars also won the 2018 Nebula Award and 2019 Locus Award for Best Novel.
Martha Wells, another author from Tor Books, took home the Hugo Award for Best Novella for her book, Artificial Condition, a continuation of The Murderbot Diaries. Martha took home the same Hugo Award last year for the first novella in The Murderbot Diaries series, All Systems Red.
Pan Macmillan alumna Zen Cho took home the Hugo for Best Novelette for her work on Barnes and Nobles’ Sci-Fi and Fantasy Blog.
A big congratulations to all of the winners of the 2019 Hugo Awards! See all the nominated Pan Macmillan or imprint works below.