Randall Munroe wins Hugo Award for “Time”

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When Randall Munroe finished “Time,” a hugely vast comic which unfurled as one giant image over the next 123 days, I felt certain this astounding, one-of-a-kind achievement would get some Eisner notice, but this year’s jury had other ideas, and that’s okay. However it was nominated and won the Graphic Story Hugo Award, which were presented yesterday at the World SF Con at Loncon 3. io9 has an account of all the pageantry, which did not include fat jokes, but did include funny dressing up. The infamous Red Wedding episode of Game of Thrones, “The Rains of Castamere,” beat out Doctor Who and Orphan Black which shocked many but hey, Red Wedding.

Here’s all the winners, via Shelf Awareness:

Best Novel: Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie (Orbit)
Best Novella: “Equoid” by Charles Stross (Tor.com, 9/2013)
Best Novelette: “The Lady Astronaut of Mars” by Mary Robinette Kowal (maryrobinettekowal.com /Tor.com, 9/2013)
Best Short Story: “The Water That Falls on You from Nowhere” by John Chu (Tor.com, 2/2013)
Best Related Work: “We Have Always Fought: Challenging the Women, Cattle and Slaves Narrative” by Kameron Hurley (A Dribble of Ink)
Best Graphic Story: “Time” by Randall Munroe (xkcd)
Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form: Gravity, written by Alfonso Cuarón & Jonás Cuarón, directed by Alfonso Cuarón (Esperanto Filmoj, Heyday Films, Warner Bros.)
Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form: Game of Thrones: “The Rains of Castamere” written by David Benioff & D.B. Weiss, directed by David Nutter (HBO Entertainment in association with Bighead, Littlehead; Television 360; Startling Television and Generator Productions)
Best Editor, Short Form: Ellen Datlow
Best Editor, Long Form: Ginjer Buchanan
Best Professional Artist: Julie Dillon
Best Semiprozine: Lightspeed magazine, edited by John Joseph Adams, Rich Horton and Stefan Rudnicki
Best Fanzine: A Dribble of Ink, edited by Aidan Moher
Best Fancast: SF Signal Podcast Patrick Hester
Best Fan Writer: Kameron Hurley
Best Fan Artist: Sarah Webb

Comments

  1. Equoid was pretty great.

    I really need to see Gravity, I guess.

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