Hugo finalists here for Dublin 2019 Irish Worldcon.

The finalists for the 2019 Hugo Awards, the World Science Fiction Society Award for Best Young Adult Book, and the 1944 Retrospective Hugo Awards were announced on the 2nd April 2019 in a live webcast.


Best Novel

  • The Calculating Stars, by Mary Robinette Kowal (Tor).
  • Record of a Spaceborn Few, by Becky Chambers (Hodder & Stoughton / Harper Voyager).
  • Revenant Gun, by Yoon Ha Lee (Solaris).
  • Space Opera, by Catherynne M. Valente (Saga).
  • Spinning Silver, by Naomi Novik (Del Rey / Macmillan).
  • Trail of Lightning, by Rebecca Roanhorse (Saga).

Best Novella

  • Artificial Condition, by Martha Wells ( Publishing).
  • Beneath the Sugar Sky, by Seanan McGuire ( Publishing).
  • Binti: The Night Masquerade, by Nnedi Okorafor ( Publishing).
  • The Black God’s Drums, by P. Djèlí Clark ( Publishing).
  • Gods, Monsters, and the Lucky Peach, by Kelly Robson ( Publishing).
  • The Tea Master and the Detective, by Aliette de Bodard (Subterranean Press / JABberwocky Literary Agency).

Best Short Story

  • “The Court Magician,” by Sarah Pinsker (Lightspeed, January 2018).
  • “The Rose MacGregor Drinking and Admiration Society,” by T. Kingfisher (Uncanny Magazine 25, November-December 2018).
  • “The Secret Lives of the Nine Negro Teeth of George Washington,” by P. Djèlí Clark (Fireside Magazine, February 2018).
  • “STET,” by Sarah Gailey (Fireside Magazine, October 2018).
  • “The Tale of the Three Beautiful Raptor Sisters, and the Prince Who Was Made of Meat,” by Brooke Bolander (Uncanny Magazine 23, July-August 2018).
  • “A Witch’s Guide to Escape: A Practical Compendium of Portal Fantasies,” by Alix E. Harrow (Apex Magazine, February 2018).

Best Series

  • The Centenal Cycle, by Malka Older ( Publishing).
  • The Laundry Files, by Charles Stross (most recently Publishing/Orbit).
  • Machineries of Empire, by Yoon Ha Lee (Solaris).
  • The October Daye Series, by Seanan McGuire (most recently DAW).
  • The Universe of Xuya, by Aliette de Bodard (most recently Subterranean Press).
  • Wayfarers, by Becky Chambers (Hodder & Stoughton / Harper Voyager).

Best Graphic Story

  • Abbott, written by Saladin Ahmed, art by Sami Kivelä, colours by Jason Wordie, letters by Jim Campbell (BOOM! Studios).
  • Black Panther: Long Live the King, written by Nnedi Okorafor and Aaron Covington, art by André Lima Araújo, Mario Del Pennino and Tana Ford (Marvel).
  • Monstress, Volume 3: Haven, written by Marjorie Liu, art by Sana Takeda (Image Comics).
  • On a Sunbeam, by Tillie Walden (First Second).
  • Paper Girls, Volume 4, written by Brian K. Vaughan, art by Cliff Chiang, colours by Matt Wilson, letters by Jared K. Fletcher (Image Comics).
  • Saga, Volume 9, written by Brian K. Vaughan, art by Fiona Staples (Image Comics).

Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form

  • Annihilation, directed and written for the screen by Alex Garland, based on the novel by Jeff VanderMeer (Paramount Pictures / Skydance).
  • Avengers: Infinity War, screenplay by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, directed by Anthony Russo and Joe Russo (Marvel Studios).
  • Black Panther, written by Ryan Coogler and Joe Robert Cole, directed by Ryan Coogler (Marvel Studios).
  • A Quiet Place, screenplay by Scott Beck, John Krasinski and Bryan Woods, directed by John Krasinski (Platinum Dunes / Sunday Night).
  • Sorry to Bother You, written and directed by Boots Riley (Annapurna Pictures).
  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, screenplay by Phil Lord and Rodney Rothman, directed by Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey and Rodney Rothman (Sony).

Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form

  • The Expanse: “Abaddon’s Gate,” written by Daniel Abraham, Ty Franck and Naren Shankar, directed by Simon Cellan Jones (Penguin in a Parka / Alcon Entertainment).
  • Doctor Who: “Demons of the Punjab,” written by Vinay Patel, directed by Jamie Childs (BBC).
  • Dirty Computer, written by Janelle Monáe, directed by Andrew Donoho and Chuck Lightning (Wondaland Arts Society / Bad Boy Records / Atlantic Records).
  • The Good Place: “Janet(s),” written by Josh Siegal & Dylan Morgan, directed by Morgan Sackett (NBC).
  • The Good Place: “Jeremy Bearimy,” written by Megan Amram, directed by Trent O’Donnell (NBC).
  • Doctor Who: “Rosa,” written by Malorie Blackman and Chris Chibnall, directed by Mark Tonderai (BBC).

Best Professional Editor, Long Form

  • Sheila E. Gilbert.
  • Anne Lesley Groell.
  • Beth Meacham.
  • Diana Pho.
  • Gillian Redfearn.
  • Navah Wolfe.

Best Professional Artist

  • Galen Dara.
  • Jaime Jones.
  • Victo Ngai.
  • John Picacio.
  • Yuko Shimizu.
  • Charles Vess.

Lodestar Award for Best Young Adult Book

  • The Belles, by Dhonielle Clayton (Freeform / Gollancz).
  • Children of Blood and Bone, by Tomi Adeyemi (Henry Holt / Macmillan Children’s Books).
  • The Cruel Prince, by Holly Black (Little, Brown / Hot Key Books).
  • Dread Nation, by Justina Ireland (Balzer + Bray).
  • The Invasion, by Peadar O’Guilin (David Fickling Books / Scholastic).
  • Tess of the Road, by Rachel Hartman (Random House / Penguin Teen).
Hugo finalists here for Dublin 2019 Irish Worldcon.
Hugo finalists here for Dublin 2019 Irish Worldcon.


Best Novel

  • Conjure Wife, by Fritz Leiber, Jr. (Unknown Worlds, April 1943).
  • Earth’s Last Citadel, by C.L. Moore and Henry Kuttner (Argosy, April 1943).
  • Gather, Darkness! by Fritz Leiber, Jr. (Astounding Science-Fiction, May-July 1943).
  • Das Glasperlenspiel [The Glass Bead Game], by Hermann Hesse (Fretz & Wasmuth).
  • Perelandra, by C.S. Lewis (John Lane, The Bodley Head).
  • The Weapon Makers, by A.E. van Vogt (Astounding Science-Fiction, February-April 1943).

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