Below is a collection of tweets and images from the 2014 Hugo Award ceremony. We weren’t there, but the livestream and live blog provided by LonCon allowed us to watch the event online along with 1400 other people across the world.

Aside from our excitement about Ancillary Justice winning the 2014 Hugo Award for Best Novel, there were other notable moments during the coverage.

Hugos Unveiled

One of the coolest moments was when the Hugo Awards themselves were unveiled near the beginning of the ceremony. Apparently heavy, shiny, rockets all lined up.

A Dribble of Ink

A Dribble of Ink won the best fanzine and during his acceptance speech, Aidan spoke, saying for book blogs, “we are gatekeepers to a genre” and it’s our job to throw those gates wide open.

We’re thrilled that so many book blogs and review sites were nominated and their fans unite.

Aidan Moher accepting his Hugo Award for Best Fanzine
Aidan Moher accepting his Hugo Award for Best Fanzine


Lightspeed Magazine

Book blogs aren’t the only medium that throws the gates wide open for the genre. Lightspeed Magazine, edited by John Joseph Adams, won a Hugo for Best Semiprozine. As an aside, Adams himself was nominated for Best Short Form Editor for his work on The Mad Scientist’s Guide to World Domination.

In Memorium

Among a very long list of authors, fans, and actors was author Jay Lake, whose passing we noted in June.

Let it go.

In case you missed it, here’s our response to those who would have liked to see Frozen win the Best Dramatic Presentation (long form) instead of Gravity:


Cory Doctorow accepted, in costume, an award for Best Graphic Story on behalf of Randall Munroe’s TimeDoctorow — being a preeminent geek — has been covered before on this site and we were excited to see him on stage.

We’re also big fans of the XKCD webcomic. Munroe’s book, What If: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions comes out on September 3rd and we hope to be reading it soon.

Best Novelette

Congratulations to Mary Robinette Kowal and her win of the Best Novelette award for The Lady Astronaut of Mars. We had the opportunity to hear Kowal speak in person alongside Marie Brennan.