The 2011 Hugo Awards were announced this weekend.
What are the Hugo Awards? A quick C&P from the Awards’ Web site: “The Hugo Awards, to give them their full title, are awards for excellence in the field of science fiction and fantasy. They were first awarded in 1953, and have been awarded every year since 1955. The awards are run by and voted on by fans.” If you want all the stats and voting numbers, check it out at the official Web site (link goes to a PDF).
For a summary (note that this isn’t all the categories, just the ones that interest me the most):
John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer
The Drink Tank, edited by Christopher J Garcia and James Bacon
Clarkesworld, edited by Neil Clarke, Cheryl Morgan, Sean Wallace; podcast directed by Kate Baker
Best Graphic Story
Girl Genius, Volume 10: Agatha Heterodyne and the Guardian Muse, written by Phil and Kaja Foglio; art by Phil Foglio; colors by Cheyenne Wright
Best Short Story
“For Want of a Nail” by Mary Robinette Kowal
“The Emperor of Mars” by Allen Steele
The Lifecycle of Software Objects by Ted Chiang
Blackout/All Clear by Connie Willis