Aug 20, 2019
By Andy Johnson
Once again, women authors have dominated the Hugo Awards, celebrating the best in science fiction and fantasy works from the last year. The Hugo is named for Hugo Gernsback, who founded the pioneering science fiction magazine “Amazing Stories” and who is considered one of the fathers of the science fiction genre.
Mary Robinette Kowal’s “The Calculating Stars” was namded Best Novel; “Artificial Condition” by Martha Wells was awarded Best Novella; Zen Cho claimed best novelette for “If At First You Don’t Succeed, Try, Try Again;” and “A Witch’s Guide to Escape: A Practical Compendium of Portal Fantasies” by Alix E. Harrow won Best Short Story.
The awards were handed out at the World Science Fiction Convention, which is also known as “Worldcon” in Dublin, Ireland.