The Hugo Awards were created to honor the best science fiction and fantasy works of the previous year. Named after Hugo Gernsback, the founder of Amazing Stories, the Hugo has been honoring sci-fi and fantasy writers since 1955.
Here are 2009’s literary standouts:
Best Novel: The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
Best Semiprozine: Weird Tales edited by Ann VanderMeer and Stephen H. Segal