The Calculating Stars, an alternate history of climate change and space exploration by Mary Robinette Kowal was voted Best Novel by science fiction fans in the 2019 Hugo Awards hosted in Dublin.
Tomi Adeyemi’s West African-inspired fantasy novel, Children of Blood and Bone, won the Lodestar Award for Best Young Adult Book.
Jeanette Ng, author of the 19th century fantasy Under the Pendulum Sun, received the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. Becky Chambers’ Wayfarers books were chosen for the Best Series Hugo.
The awards were presented at Dublin 2019 Irish Worldcon, the 77th World Science Fiction Convention. Members of the convention cast a total of 3097 votes, all online except for eight paper ballots.
A new edition of Ursula K. Le Guin’s Earthsea series illustrated by Charles Vess took the award for Best Art Book, which is a one-off category for this year’s Hugos. Vess also won Best Artist, and Likhain (Mia Sereno) won Best Fan Artist.
The Awards were first presented at the 1953 World Science Fiction Convention in Philadelphia (Philcon II). The physical Hugo Award consists of a rocket mounted on a base that is designed specifically for that year’s awards. The base for the 2019 Hugos was designed by Jim Fitzpatrick and created by Eleanor Wheeler.