2020 Hugo, Lodestar, and Astounding Awards Winners

Winners for the Hugo Awards, the Lodestar for Best Young Adult Book, and the Astounding Award for Best New Writer were announced by CoNZealand, the 78th Worldcon, on August 1, 2020 during an online ceremony.

Best Novel

Best Novella

Best Novelette

  • WINNER: “Emergency Skin”, N.K. Jemisin (Forward)
  • “For He Can Creep”, Siobhan Carroll (Tor.com 7/10/19)
  • “Omphalos”, Ted Chiang (Exhalation)
  • “Away with the Wolves”, Sarah Gailey (Uncanny 9-10/19)
  • “The Blur in the Corner of Your Eye”, Sarah Pinsker (Uncanny 7-8/19)
  • “The Archronology of Love”, Caroline M. Yoachim (Lightspeed 4/19)

Best Short Story

  • WINNER: “As the Last I May Know”, S.L. Huang (Tor.com 10/23/19)
  • “Do Not Look Back, My Lion”, Alix E. Harrow (Beneath Ceaseless Skies 1/31/19)
  • “And Now His Lordship Is Laughing”, Shiv Ramdas (Strange Horizons 9/9/19)
  • “Ten Excerpts from an Annotated Bibliography on the Cannibal Women of Ratnabar Island”, Nibedita Sen (Nightmare 5/19)
  • “Blood Is Another Word for Hunger”, Rivers Solomon (Tor.com 7/24/19)
  • “A Catalog of Storms”, Fran Wilde (Uncanny 1-2/19)

Best Series

  • WINNER: The Expanse, James S.A. Corey (Orbit US; Orbit UK)
  • Winternight, Katherine Arden (Del Rey; Del Rey UK)
  • Luna, Ian McDonald (Tor; Gollancz)
  • InCryptid, Seanan McGuire (DAW)
  • Planetfall, Emma Newman (Ace; Gollancz)
  • The Wormwood Trilogy, Tade Thompson (Orbit US; Orbit UK)

Best Related Work

  • WINNER: “2019 John W. Campbell Award Acceptance Speech”, Jeannette Ng (Dublin 2019 — An Irish Worldcon)

Best Graphic Story or Comic

  • WINNER: LaGuardia, Nnedi Okorafor, illustrated by Tana Ford, colours by James Devlin (Berger Books/Dark Horse)

Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form

  • WINNER: Good Omens
  • Avengers: Endgame
  • Captain Marvel
  • Russian Doll, Season One
  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
  • Us

Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form

  • WINNER: The Good Place: “The Answer”
  • Doctor Who: “Resolution”
  • The Expanse: “Cibola Burn”
  • The Mandalorian: “Redemption”
  • Watchmen: “A God Walks into Abar”
  • Watchmen: “This Extraordinary Being”

Best Editor, Short Form

  • WINNER: Ellen Datlow
  • Neil Clarke
  • C.C. Finlay
  • Jonathan Strahan
  • Lynne M. Thomas & Michael Damian Thomas
  • Sheila Williams

Best Editor, Long Form

  • WINNER: Navah Wolfe
  • Sheila Gilbert
  • Brit Hvide
  • Diana M. Pho
  • Devi Pillai
  • Miriam Weinberg

Best Professional Artist

  • WINNER: John Picacio
  • Tommy Arnold
  • Rovina Cai
  • Galen Dara
  • Yuko Shimizu
  • Alyssa Winans

Best Semiprozine

  • WINNER: Uncanny
  • Beneath Ceaseless Skies
  • Escape Pod
  • Fireside
  • Strange Horizons

Best Fanzine

  • WINNER: The Book Smugglers
  • Galactic Journey
  • Journey Planet
  • nerds of a feather, flock together
  • Quick Sip Reviews
  • The Rec Center

Best Fancast

  • WINNER: Our Opinions Are Correct
  • Be the Serpent
  • The Coode Street Podcast
  • Galactic Suburbia
  • Claire Rousseau’s YouTube channel
  • The Skiffy and Fanty Show

Best Fan Writer

  • WINNER: Bogi Takács
  • Cora Buhlert
  • James Davis Nicoll
  • Alasdair Stuart
  • Paul Weimer
  • Adam Whitehead

Best Fan Artist

  • WINNER: Elise Matthesen
  • Iain Clark
  • Sara Felix
  • Grace P. Fong
  • Meg Frank
  • Ariela Housman

Lodestar for Best Young Adult Book (Not a Hugo)

Astounding Award for Best New Writer (Not a Hugo)

  • WINNER: R.F. Kuang*
  • Sam Hawke*
  • Jenn Lyons
  • Nibedita Sen*
  • Tasha Suri*
  • Emily Tesh

*Second year of eligibility

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2 thoughts on “2020 Hugo, Lodestar, and Astounding Awards Winners

  • August 2, 2020 at 6:53 am

    Glad the print series of The Expanse got a Hugo.
    It is good the TV series got a Hugo for season 1.
    Bizarrely not nominated for season 2!
    “Cibola Burn” was the best of the short form lot this year.
    (Seems odd that the only TV show that has ever been totally tru blu to the classic adult space opera can’t get another Hugo.)

  • August 2, 2020 at 7:20 pm

    Another week and another Anti-white male based Awards.
    Maybe we need a White Male Award to push for EQUALITY.
    Oh yeah, that’s EVIL!!!!


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