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Well, that was interesting. Since I’m now a paid up member of WorldCon, I felt it necessary to watch the award ceremony. There was some trollish shouting from the peanut gallery in the preshow, but the actual award ceremony was mostly a model of the group hug. Likely this is because the very smooth David Gerrold and Tananarive Due were hosting.

Congrats to all the winners! Also to the awesome wit Wesley Chu who won the Campbell Award for work including Time Salvager.

Best related work: No award
Short story: No award
Novelette: Thomas Olde Heuvelt, “The Day the World Turned Upside Down”
Novella: No award
Novel: Cixin Liu, The Three Body Problem

According to the post show stats, The Three Body Problem was the clear front-runner all the way, leading in all rounds of voting, but “The Day the World Turned Upside Down” only emerged as winner in the fourth of five rounds. These were historic awards, as a translation has never won before in the novel category, much less two translations as the only fiction awards.

To see all the winners, check here.

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