Hugo Awards 2015: Justice Served or Much Ado About Nothing?

So, the most hyped, bitterly fought and controversial Hugo Awards season has come and gone. The ?Sad Puppies? and ?Rabid Puppies? each of whom tried to ensure that only their candidates were nominated, won a total of zero awards (ONE actually, if you include their pick of Guardians of the Galaxy as best long form presentation).

Where the “Puppies” had managed to get the full slate of five potential candidates set as their choices, the voting members decide to give ?No Award,? something that the rules allow. You will also see “No Award” in the middle of some listings. Voters rank their choices, and No Award is one of the rankable choices, allowing you to say, “Well if my choice(s) isn’t going to win, then I want no award given.”

So now what? does the acrimony continue as a full-fledged feud? Or have points been made on both sides, and we all settle down and tolerate each other?s existence again?

Here?s the list of nominees with winners in green (Sad/Rabid Puppies candidates are in red)

Best Novel
    ?    The Three Body Problem, Cixin Liu, Ken Liu translator
    ?    The Goblin Emperor, Katherine Addison
    ?    Ancillary Sword, Ann Leckie
    ?    No Award
    ?    Skin Game, Jim Butcher
    ?    The Dark Between the Stars, Kevin J. Anderson

Best Novella
    ?    No Award
    ?    ?Flow?, Arlan Andrews, Sr.
    ?    Big Boys Don?t Cry, Tom Kratman
    ?    One Bright Star to Guide Them, John C. Wright
    ?    ?The Plural of Helen of Troy?, John C. Wright
    ?    ?Pale Realms of Shade?, John C. Wright

Best Novelette
    ?    ?The Day the World Turned Upside Down?, Thomas Olde Heuvelt, Lia Belt translator
    ?    No Award
    ?    ?The Triple Sun: A Golden Age Tale?, Rajnar Vajra
    ?    ?Ashes to Ashes, Dust to Dust, Earth to Alluvium?, Gray Rinehart
    ?    ?The Journeyman: In the Stone House?, Michael F. Flynn
    ?    ?Championship B?tok?, Edward M. Lerner

Best Short Story
    ?    No Award
    ?    ?Totaled?, Kary English
    ?    ?A Single Samurai?, Steven Diamond
    ?    ?Turncoat?, Steve Rzasa
    ?    ?On A Spiritual Plain?, Lou Antonelli
    ?    ?The Parliament of Beasts and Birds?, John C. Wright

Best Related Work
    ?    No Award
    ?    ?The Hot Equations: Thermodynamics and Military SF?, Ken Burnside
    ?    ?Why Science is Never Settled?, Tedd Roberts
    ?    Transhuman and Subhuman: Essays on Science Fiction and Awful Truth, John C. Wright
    ?    Letters from Gardner, Lou Antonelli
    ?    Wisdom from My Internet, Michael Z. Williamson

Best Graphic Story
    ?    Ms. Marvel Volume 1: No Normal, written by G. Willow Wilson, illustrated by Adrian Alphona and Jake Wyatt,
    ?    Saga Volume 3, written by Brian K. Vaughan, illustrated by Fiona Staples
    ?    Rat Queens Volume 1: Sass and Sorcery, written by Kurtis J. Weibe, art by Roc Upchurch
    ?    Sex Criminals Volume 1: One Weird Trick, written by Matt Fraction, art by Chip Zdarsky
    ?    No Award
    ?    The Zombie Nation Book #2: Reduce Reuse Reanimate, Carter Reid

Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form
    ?    Guardians of the Galaxy
    ?    Captain America: The Winter Soldier
    ?    Edge of Tomorrow
    ?    Interstellar
    ?    The Lego Movie

Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form
    ?    Orphan Black: ?By Means Which Have Never Yet Been Tried?
    ?    Doctor Who: ?Listen?
    ?    Game of Thrones: ?The Mountain and the Viper?
    ?    The Flash: ?Pilot?
    ?    Grimm: ?Once We Were Gods?

Best Editor, Short Form
    ?    No Award
    ?    Mike Resnick
    ?    Jennifer Brozek
    ?    Bryan Thomas Schmidt
    ?    Vox Day

Best Editor, Long Form
    ?    No Award
    ?    Toni Weisskopf
    ?    Sheila Gilbert
    ?    Anne Sowards
    ?    Jim Minz
    ?    Vox Day

Best Professional Artist
    ?    Julie Dillon
    ?    No Award
    ?    Kirk DouPonce
    ?    Alan Pollack
    ?    Nick Greenwood
    ?    Carter Reid

Best Semiprozine
    ?    Lightspeed Magazine
    ?    Strange Horizons
    ?    Beneath Ceaseless Skies
    ?    No Award
    ?    Abyss & Apex
    ?    Andromeda Spaceways In-Flight Magazine

Best Fanzine
    ?    Journey Planet
    ?    No Award
    ?    Tangent SF Online
    ?    Elitist Book Reviews
    ?    The Revenge of Hump Day

Best Fancast
    ?    Galactic Suburbia Podcast
    ?    Tea and Jeopardy
    ?    No Award
    ?    The Sci Phi Show
    ?    Adventures in SciFi Publishing
    ?    Dungeon Crawlers Radio

Best Fan Writer
    ?    Laura J. Mixon
    ?    No Award
    ?    Jeffro Johnson
    ?    Dave Freer
    ?    Amanda S. Green
    ?    Cedar Sanderson

Best Fan Artist
    ?    Elizabeth Leggett
    ?    Spring Schoenhuth
    ?    Ninni Aalto
    ?    Steve Stiles
    ?    Brad W. Foster

The John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer (Technically not a Hugo Award, but awarded simultaneously.)
    ?    Wesley Chu
    ?    No Award
    ?    Kary English
    ?    Eric S. Raymond
    ?    Jason Cordova

    ?    Rolf Nelson

Congratulations to all the winners! If your favourites didn’t win, try to be nice about it. The 2015 Hugo Awards were presented on Saturday, August 22 at WorldCon?s annual conference – this year in Spokane, Washington. 

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