Most importantly, ANCILLARY JUSTICE won the novel category! Yay! Which is to say, yes, right, I hadn’t read any of the other candidates, but I was pretty sure that this one should win and that the SERIES Wheel of Time shouldn’t — I just don’t agree that it was ever truly eligible. But so many readers grew up with it, I was a bit nervous it might win.
But no. Justice prevailed. Nothing else even came close. Ballot details are here, if you’re interested.
Congratulations to Ann Leckie, and I’m definitely looking forward to the sequel this fall.
The other categories for written work:
BEST NOVELLA — “Equoid” by Charles Stross (Tor.com, 09-2013)
BEST NOVELETTE — “The Lady Astronaut of Mars” by Mary Robinette Kowal (maryrobinettekowal.com/Tor.com, 09-2013)
BEST SHORT STORY — “The Water That Falls on You from Nowhere” by John Chu (Tor.com, 02-2013)
I have no opinion about any of these because I didn’t read any nominee in any short fiction category. Except I believe that Kowal story was nominated last year and disqualified (incorrectly imo) because it was first published in audio form. I thought it was screwy to disqualify it for that reason. Who cares what medium the story is published in? So I’m glad to see it was nominated in print form this year, and won. Good.
Also: Julie Dillon won the Hugo for professional artist, and good for her! I like her swirly style and bright colors.