Out-of-This-World Entertainment

Blackout book coverThe 2011 Hugo Awards, the leading honor in the field of science fiction and fantasy, were announced this weekend in a culmination of record voter turnout.  The big winner? The one-two punch of Blackout and All Clear, from the always excellent Connie Willis, in which time-traveling historians discover that World War II is spiraling out of control.

Best Novel – Blackout/All Clear by Connie Willis

Best Novelette – “The Emperor of Mars” by Allen M. Steele (included in The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Eighth Annual Collection)

Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form – Inception, written and directed by Christopher Nolan

Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form – Doctor Who, “The Pandorica Opens/The Big Bang”, written by Steven Moffat, directed by Toby Haynes

Best Professional Artist – Shaun Tan

John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer – Lev Grossman