On August 17 at the 72nd World Science Fiction Convention, the World Science Fiction Society announced the winners of the 2014 Hugo Awards. The Hugo Awards are one of the most distinguished and celebrated science fiction awards, so make sure to have these titles in your digital collection!

 

hugo1BEST NOVEL – Ancillary Justice, by Ann Leckie

On a remote, icy planet, the soldier known as Breq is drawing closer to completing her quest. Once, she was the Justice of Toren – a colossal starship with an artificial intelligence linking thousands of soldiers in the service of the Radch, the empire that conquered the galaxy. Now, an act of treachery has ripped it all away, leaving her with one fragile human body, unanswered questions, and a burning desire for vengeance.

 

hugo2BEST NOVELETTE – The Lady Astronaut of Mars by Mary Robinette Kowal

Thirty years ago, Elma York led the expedition that paved the way to life on Mars. For years she’s been longing to go back up there, to once more explore the stars. But there are few opportunities for an aging astronaut, even the famous Lady Astronaut of Mars. When her chance finally comes, it may be too late. Elma must decide whether to stay with her sickening husband in what will surely be the final years of his life, or to have her final adventure and plunge deeper into the well of space.

 

hugo3BEST SHORT STORY – The Water That Falls on You from Nowhere by John Chu

In the near future, water falls from the sky whenever someone lies (either a mist or a torrential flood depending on the intensity of the lie). This makes life difficult for Matt as he maneuvers the marriage question with his lover and how best to “come out” to his traditional Chinese parents.

 

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