Hugo Award Winners 2018

The winners of the 2018 Hugo Awards, John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, and the World Science Fiction Society (WSFS) Award for the Best Young Adult Book are in from the 76th World Science Fiction Convention:

2018 Associated Awards (not Hugos)

John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer
Rebecca Roanhorse

The World Science Fiction Society (WSFS) Award for Best Young Adult Book

Akata Warrior, by Nnedi Okorafor (Viking)

2018 Hugo Awards

Best Fan Artist
Geneva Benton

Best Fan Writer
Sarah Gailey

Best Fancast
Ditch Diggers, presented by Mur Lafferty and Matt Wallace

Best Fanzine
File 770, edited by Mike Glyer

Best Semiprozine
Uncanny Magazine, edited by Lynne M. Thomas & Michael Damian Thomas, Michi Trota, and Julia Rios; podcast produced by Erika Ensign & Steven Schapansky

Best Professional Artist
Sana Takeda

Best Editor – Short Form
Lynne M. Thomas & Michael Damian Thomas

Best Editor – Long Form
Sheila E. Gilbert

Best Dramatic Presentation – Short Form
The Good Place: “The Trolley Problem,” written by Josh Siegal and Dylan Morgan, directed by Dean Holland (Fremulon / 3 Arts Entertainment / Universal Television)

Best Dramatic Presentaton – Long Form
Wonder Woman, screenplay by Allan Heinberg, story by Zack Snyder & Allan Heinberg and Jason Fuchs, directed by Patty Jenkins (DC Films / Warner Brothers)

Best Graphic Story
Monstress, Volume 2: The Blood, written by Marjorie M. Liu, illustrated by Sana Takeda (Image Comics)

Best Related Work
No Time to Spare: Thinking About What Matters, by Ursula K. Le Guin (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

Best Series
World of the Five Gods, by Lois McMaster Bujold (Harper Voyager / Spectrum Literary Agency)

Best Short Story
“Welcome to your Authentic Indian Experience™,” by Rebecca Roanhorse (Apex, August 2017)

Best Novelette
“The Secret Life of Bots,” by Suzanne Palmer (Clarkesworld, September 2017)

Best Novella
All Systems Red, by Martha Wells (Tor.com Publishing)

Best Novel
The Stone Sky, by N.K. Jemisin (Orbit)

More information here: <https://www.worldcon76.org/wsfs/hugos/hugo-awards-results-2018>

Rose Mitchell: Fan Guest of Honour @ ConZealand 2020

Rose Mitchell – ASFF President

Congratulations to Rose Mitchell, ASFF President, chosen to be Fan Guest of Honour at ConZealand 2020!

Rose has been an avid fan of science fiction since young girl, but only discovered fandom and cons in the early nineties. Her involvement with science fiction fandom has concentrated on club activities, convention running and supporting Australian fan funds.

In 2017 Rose was awarded the Peter McNamara Lifetime Achievement Award.

Rose lives in Melbourne with no cats — dreadfully unfannish, apparently, but she has raised two teenagers to mid-life crisis.

Ted Chiang To Visit Melbourne

Ted Chiang, author of the collection Stories of Your Life and Others, is visiting Melbourne to take part in the Melbourne Writers Festival. He has won the Hugo, Nebula, Sturgeon, and Locus awards and been translated into a dozen languages. His novella Story of Your Life was the basis of the Oscar-nominated motion picture Arrival.

The MWF theme for 2018 is “A Matter of Life and Death”. Ted’s session, The Alchemist’s Gate will explore the philosophy of time travel and speak to the question of free will.

Writer Benjamin Law will join Ted on stage at Deakin Edge on Tuesday 28 August at 8.30pm.

Bookings can be made on the MWF website: <https://mwf.com.au/program/ted-chiang-the-alchemists-gate-1406/>

Continuum 15 “New Worlds” is Natcon 2019

Continuum 15, sub-titled “New Worlds” is to be the Australian National SF Convention for 2019.  The convention will be held on June 7 to June 10, 2019, at the Jasper Hotel, Elizabeth Street, Melbourne.

Continuum is Melbourne’s annual fan-run speculative fiction and pop culture convention. Continuum celebrates creativity across genres and media.  Their aim each year is to provide a regional convention where writers, artists, readers and film/TV buffs of all kinds can get together for a weekend of panel discussions, entertainment, and social fun.

Guests of honour for the event are Kate Elliott and Ken Liu.

Kate Elliott is the author of twenty-five fantasy and science fiction novels, including her new epic fantasy, Black Wolves, and a YA fantasy, Court of Fives, and more…

Ken Liu is an author of speculative fiction, as well as a translator, lawyer, and programmer. A winner of the Nebula, Hugo, and World Fantasy awards, he is the author of The Dandelion Dynasty, a silkpunk epic fantasy series, and more…

Find out more and get your membership now at: <https://continuum.org.au>.

Ken Liu
Kate Elliott