Hugo winners, 2011

Last night's Hugo Award ceremony at the World Science Fiction Convention in Reno were just great, and some damned fine writers, creators, editors and books were nominated and won. Some of the balloted works/writers you've seen reviewed here this year include:

* The Magicians by Lev Grossman (Campbell Award for Best New Writer, winner)
* Zoo City by Lauren Beukes (Campbell Award for Best New Writer, nominee)
* Lifecycle of Software Objects by Ted Chiang (Best Novella)
* The Dervish House by Ian McDonald (Best Novel, nominee)
* Robert A. Heinlein: In Dialogue with His Century, Volume 1: (1907–1948): Learning Curve, by William H. Patterson, Jr. (Best Related Work, nominee)

The winners were:

* Best Novel (1813 ballots):
Blackout/All Clear by Connie Willis (Ballantine Spectra)

* Best Novella (1467 ballots):
The Lifecycle of Software Objects by Ted Chiang (Subterranean)

Best Novelette (1469 ballots):
"The Emperor of Mars" by Allen M. Steele (Asimov's, June 2010)

Best Short Story (1597 ballots):
"For Want of a Nail" by Mary Robinette Kowal (Asimov's, September 2010)

Best Related Work (1220 ballots):
Chicks Dig Time Lords: A Celebration of Doctor Who by the Women Who Love It, edited by Lynne M. Thomas and Tara O'Shea (Mad Norwegian)

Best Graphic Story (1263 ballots)
Girl Genius, Volume 10: Agatha Heterodyne and the Guardian Muse, written by Phil and Kaja Foglio; art by Phil Foglio; colors by Cheyenne Wright (Airship Entertainment)

Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form (1755 ballots):
Inception, written and directed by Christopher Nolan (Warner)

Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form (1466 ballots):
Doctor Who: "The Pandorica Opens/The Big Bang," written by Steven Moffat; directed by Toby Haynes (BBC Wales)

Best Editor, Short Form (983 ballots):
Sheila Williams

Best Editor, Long Form (898 ballots):
Lou Anders

Best Professional Artist (1304 ballots):
Shaun Tan

Best Semiprozine (1112 ballots):
Clarkesworld, edited by Neil Clarke, Cheryl Morgan, Sean Wallace; podcast directed by Kate Baker

Best Fanzine (870 ballots):
The Drink Tank, edited by Christopher J Garcia and James Bacon

Best Fan Writer (814 ballots):
Claire Brialey

Best Fan Artist (993 ballots):
Brad W. Foster

John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer (1138 ballots):
Lev Grossman

2011 Hugo Awards: A good night for time travel, artificial intelligence, and Asimov's Magazine