Over the weekend in San Jose, California, the 76th World Science Fiction Convention announced the winners of the Hugo Awards, one of the genre's most prestigious awards, along with winners of the Best Young Adult Book
(to be named the Lodestar Award going forward) and the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. Female authors dominated the winners list in 2018, taking home the prize in fifteen of the seventeen Hugo categories. Next year, Worldcon goes to a land with a rich history of storytelling that seems perfect for the event: Dublin, Ireland.
A selection of the winning categories is below. Congratulations to the winners!
Already the winner of the 2018 Alex award and the 2017 Nebula, Wells' space-thriller novella about a murderous android who becomes self-aware is the start to an exciting new Murderbot Diaries series. Artificial Condition was released earlier this year, and the third installment, Rogue Protocol hit shelves on August 7th.
We also love Liu and Takeda's Monstress books and picked both the first and second volumes as the best of the year in Science Fiction for 2016 and 2017. Watch for Monstress, Volume 3: Haven on September 11, 2018.
The sequel to her award winning novel, Akata Witch, continues Sunny's story in a coming-of-age novel that brilliantly combines adventure, magic, and folklore in a unique world that fans have been raving about.
Roanhorse's fantasy novel Trail of Lightning introduces The Sixth World, where gods and monsters from Navajo legend roam the post-apocalyptic landscape--but so does gifted monster-hunter Maggie Hoskie. Trail of Lightning was one of our editors picks for the Best Book of the Month and the sequel, Storm of Locusts releases in April, 2019.