The Coolest Hugo Ever

The Hugo trophy from this year’s awards in Japan is, simply, the coolest one ever.

Now, there have been some cool looking Hugos before. And there have been some very cool looking Hugos.

But I’m afraid this one takes the cake, err, rocket ship.

Designed by: KAIYODO

Come on–you know I’m right.

The results of the 2007 Hugo Awards, as announced at Nippon 2007, the 65th World Science Fiction Convention, in Yokohama, Japan, on September 1st 2007, are as follows:

* Best Novel: Rainbows End by Vernor Vinge [Tor, 2006]
* Best Novella: “A Billion Eves” by Robert Reed [Asimov’s Oct/Nov 2006]
* Best Novelette: “The Djinn’s Wife” by Ian McDonald [Asimov’s July 2006]
* Best Short Story: “Impossible Dreams” by Tim Pratt [Asimov’s July 2006]
* Best Related Non-Fiction Book: James Tiptree, Jr.: The Double Life of Alice B Sheldon by Julie Phillips [St. Martin’s Press, 2006]
* Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form: Pan’s Labyrinth (2006) Screenplay by Guillermo del Toro. Directed by Guillermo del Toro [Picturehouse]
* Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form: Doctor Who – “Girl in the Fireplace” (2006) Written by Steven Moffat. Directed by Euros Lyn [BBC Wales/BBC1]
* Best Editor, Long Form: Patrick Nielsen Hayden
* Best Editor, Short Form: Gordon Van Gelder
* Best Professional Artist: Donato Giancola
* Best Semiprozine: Locus ed. by Charles N. Brown, Kirsten Gong-Wong and Liza Groen Trombi
* Best Fanzine: Science-Fiction Five-Yearly ed. by Lee Hoffman, Geri Sullivan, and Randy Byers
* Best Fan Writer: Dave Langford
* Best Fan Artist: Frank Wu

The winner of the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, sponsored by Dell Magazines and administered on their behalf by the World Science Fiction Society, is:

* Naomi Novik

– S.

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