Announcement of the winners of the 2022 Hugo Awards


The winners of the 2022 Hugo Awards, Lodestar Award for Best Young Adult Book and Astounding Award for Best New Writer have been announced! You can read the full list below; winners appear in bold.

The awards were presented Sept. 4, 2022, at the 80th WorldCon — called ChiCon 8 — in Chicago, Illinois, in a ceremony hosted by Charlie Jane Anders and Annalee Newitz.

Congratulations to the finalists and winners!

2022 Hugo Award Finalists

best novel

  • WINNER: A desolation called peace by Arkadi Martine (Tor Books)
  • The Galaxy and the Inner Soil by Becky Chambers (Harper Voyager / Hodder & Stoughton)
  • Uncommon starlight by Ryka Aoki (Tor Books)
  • A Master of the Djinn by P. Djèlí Clark (Tordotcom Publishing / Orbit UK)
  • Hail Mary Project by Andy Weir (Ballantine/Del Rey Books)
  • The one who became the sun by Shelley Parker-Chan (Tor Books/Mantle)

best novel

  • Through the fields of green grass by Seanan McGuire (Tordotcom Publishing)
  • Race of the Ancients by Adrian Tchaikovsky (Editions Tordotcom)
  • Fireheart Tiger by Aliette de Bodard (Editions Tordotcom)
  • The past is red by Catherynne M. Valente (Tordotcom Publishing)
  • WINNER: A Psalm for the wild mounts by Becky Chambers (Tordotcom editions)
  • A busted brooch by Alix E. Harrow (Tordotcom Publishing)

best novel

  • WINNER: “The Lost Ark Bots” by Suzanne Palmer (ClarkesworldJune 2021)
  • “The colors of the immortal palette” by Caroline M. Yoachim (Odd MagazineMarch/April 2021)
  • The Spirit of the Staircase by Catherine M. Valente (
  • “O2 Arena” by Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki (Galaxy’s Edge, November 2021)
  • “This History Is Not History” by John Wiswell (Odd MagazineNov/Dec 2021)
  • “Unseelie Brothers, Ltd.” by Fran Wilde (Odd MagazineMay/June 2021)

Best Short Story

  • “Mr. Death” by Alix E. Harrow (Summit MagazineFebruary 2021)
  • “Proof by Induction” by José Pablo Iriarte (Odd MagazineMay/June 2021)
  • “America’s Sin” by Catherine M. Valente (Odd MagazineMarch/April 2021)
  • “Tangles” by Seanan McGuire ( Magic Story, September 2021)
  • “Unknown number” by Blue Neustifter (Twitter, Jul 2021)
  • WINNER: “Where Oaken Hearts Do Gather” by Sarah Pinsker (Odd MagazineMarch/April 2021)

Best Series

  • Fonda Lee’s Green Bones Saga (Orbit)
  • The Kingston Cycle by CL Polk (Tordotcom Publishing)
  • Merchant Princes by Charles Stross (Tor Books/Tor UK)
  • Terra Ignota by Ada Palmer (Tor Books)
  • WINNER: Wayward Children by Seanan McGuire (Tordotcom editions)
  • The World of the White Rat by T. Kingfisher (Ursula Vernon) (Argyll Productions)

Best Graphic Story or Comic

  • DIE, vol. 4: Bleedwritten by Kieron Gillen, art by Stephanie Hans, lettering by Clayton Cowles (Image Comics)
  • WINNER: Distant sectorwritten by NK Jemisin, art by Jamal Campbell (DC Comics)
  • Lore Olympe, vol. 1 by Rachel Smythe (Del Rey Books)
  • Monster, vol. 6: The wishwritten by Marjorie Liu, art by Sana Takeda (Image Comics)
  • Once and Future, Vol. 3: The Parliament of the Magpieswritten by Kieron Gillen, illustrated by Dan Mora, colored by Tamra Bonvillain (BOOM! Studios)
  • strange adventureswritten by Tom King, illustrated by Mitch Gerads and Evan “Doc” Shaner (DC Comics)

Best Related Work

  • Being Seen: A Deafblind Woman’s Struggle to End Ableism by Elsa Sjunneson (Tiller Press)
  • The Complete Debarkle: Saga of a Culture War by Camestros Felapton (Camestros Felapton)
  • Dangerous Visions and New Worlds: Radical Science Fiction, 1950 to 1985 edited by Andrew Nette and Iain McIntyre (PM Press)
  • “How Twitter Can Ruin a Life” by Emily St. James (Vox, June 2021)
  • WINNER: Never say you can’t survive by Charlie Jane Anders (Tordotcom editions)
  • True Believer: The Rise and Fall of Stan Lee by Abraham Riesman (Crown)

Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form

  • WINNER: Dunes, screenplay by Jon Spaihts, Denis Villeneuve and Eric Roth; directed by Denis Villeneuve; based on the novel Dunes by Frank Herbert (Warner Bros/Legendary Entertainment)
  • Encanto, screenplay by Charise Castro Smith and Jared Bush; directed by Jared Bush, Byron Howard and Charise Castro Smith (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)
  • The green knightwritten and directed by David Lowery (BRON Studios/A24)
  • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, screenplay by Dave Callaham, Destin Daniel Cretton, Andrew Lanham; directed by Destin Daniel Cretton (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)
  • Space sweeperswritten and directed by Jo Sung-hee (Bidangil Pictures)
  • Wanda Vision, screenplay by Peter Cameron, Mackenzie Dohr, Laura Donney, Bobak Esfarjani, Megan McDonnell, Jac Schaeffer (created by and head writer), Cameron Squires, Gretchen Enders, Chuck Hayward; directed by Matt Shakman (Disney+)

Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form

  • The wheel of time: “The Flame of Tar Valon”, written by Justine Juel Gillmer, directed by Salli Richardson-Whitfield, based on the series The Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan (Amazon Studios)
  • For all mankind: “The Grey”, written by Matt Wolpert and Ben Nedivi; directed by Sergio Mimica-Gezzan (Tall Ship Productions/Sony Pictures Television)
  • Esoteric: “The Monster You Made”, written by Christian Linke and Alex Yee; story by Christian Linke, Alex Yee, Conor Sheehy and Ash Brannon; directed by Pascal Charrue and Arnaud Delord (Netflix)
  • WINNER: The extent: “Nemesis Games”, written by Daniel Abraham, Ty Franck and Naren Shankar; directed by Breck Eisner (Amazon Studios)
  • Loki: “The Nexus Event”, written by Eric Martin, directed by Kate Herron, created for television by Michael Waldron (Disney+)
  • Star Trek: Lower Decks: “wej Duj”, written by Kathryn Lyn, directed by Bob Suarez (CBS Eye Animation Productions)

Best Editor, Short Form

  • WINNER: Neil Clarke
  • Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki
  • Wall Lafferty & SB Divya
  • Jonathan Strahan
  • Sheree Renee Thomas
  • sheila williams

Best Editor, Long Version

  • WINNER: Ruoxi Chen
  • Nivia Evans
  • Sarah T. Guan
  • British Hvide
  • Patrick Nielsen Hayden
  • Navah Wolfe

Best Professional Artist

  • Tommy Arnold
  • WINNER: Rovina Cai
  • Ashley Mackenzie
  • Maurizio Manzieri
  • Will Staehle
  • Alyssa Winans

Best Semiprozin

  • Under endless skieseditor Scott H. Andrews
  • escape pod, editors SB Divya, Mur Lafferty and Valerie Valdes; associate editors Benjamin C. Kinney and Premee Mohamed; guest editor Brent C. Lambert; welcomes Tina Connolly and Alasdair Stuart; audio producers Summer Brooks and Adam Pracht; and the whole Escape Pod team
  • FIYAH Black Speculative Fiction Magazine, editor Troy L Wiggins; editor DaVaun Sanders; editor Eboni Dunbar; poetry editor B. Sharise Moore; editor and social media manager Brent Lambert; art director LD Lewis; web editor Chavonne Brown; non-fiction editor Margeaux Weston; guest editors Summer Farah and Nadia Shammas; acquisition of publishers Kaleb Russell, Rebecca McGee, Kerine Wint, Joshua Morley, Emmalia Harrington, Genine Tyson, Tonya R. Moore, Danny Lore; technical assistant Nelson Rolon
  • PodCastle, co-editors Jen R. Albert, CL Clark, Shingai Njeri Kagunda, and Eleanor R. Wood; associate editors Summer Fletcher and Sofía Barker; audio producer Peter Adrian Behravesh; host Matt Dovey; and the entire PodCastle team
  • Strange horizons, Vanessa Aguirre, Joseph Aitken, Kwan-Ann Tan, Rachel Ayers, MH Ayinde, Tierney Bailey, Scott Beggs, Drew Matthew Beyer, Gautam Bhatia, Tom Borger, SK Campbell, Emma Celi, Zhui Ning Chang, Rita Chen, Tania Chen, Liz Christman, Emma-Grace Clarke, Linda H. Codega, Kristian Wilson Colyard, Bruhad Dave, Sarah Davidson, Tahlia Day, Arinn Dembo, Belen Edwards, Rebecca Evans, Ciro Faienza, Courtney Floyd, Lila Garrott, Guananí Gómez-Van Cortright, Colette Grecco, Julia Gunnison, Dan Hartland, Sydney Hilton, Angela Hinck, Amanda Jean, Jamie Johnson, Sean Joyce-Farley, Erika Kanda, Kat Kourbeti, Catherine Krahe, Anna Krepinsky, Clayton Kroh, Natasha Leullier, Dante Luiz, Gui Machiavelli, Cameron Mack, Samantha Manaktola, Marisa Manuel, Jean McConnell, Heather McDougal, Maria Morabe, Amelia Moriarty, Sarah Noakes, Aidan Oatway, AJ Odasso, Joel Oliver-Cormier, Kristina Palmer, Karintha Parker, Anjali Patel, Juliana Pinho, Nicasio Reed, Belicia Rhea, Abbey Schlanz, Elijah Rain Smith, Alyn Spector, Hebe Stanton, Melody Steiner, Romie Stott, Yejin Suh, Sonia Sulaiman, Ben Tyrrell, Renee Van Siclen, Kathryn Weaver, Liza Wemakor, Aigner Loren Wilson, EM Wright, Vicki Xu and The Strange Horizons publishing collective
  • WINNER: Strange magazine, publishers and editors Lynne M. Thomas and Michael Damian Thomas; director/poetry editor Chimedum Ohaegbu; managing editor Elsa Sjunneson; podcast producers Erika Ensign & Steven Schapansky

Best fanzine

  • The full coverby Alasdair Stuart and Marguerite Kenner
  • Galactic Journey, founder Gideon Marcus; managing editor Janice L. Newman; associate writers Gwyn Conaway, Jason Sacks and John Boston
  • Planet Traveledited by Erin Underwood, Jean Martin, Sara Felix, Vanessa Applegate, Chuck Serface, Errick Nunnally, Evan Reeves, Steven H Silver, James Bacon and Christopher J Garcia
  • Quick Sips Reviewseditor Charles Payseur
  • WINNER: Little GodsLee Moyer (icon) and Seanan McGuire (story)
  • Unofficial Hugo Book Club Blogeditors Amanda Wakaruk and Olav Rokne

best fancast

  • be the snakepresented by Alexandra Rowland, Freya Marske and Jennifer Mace
  • The Coode Street Podcastpresented by Jonathan Strahan and Gary K. Wolfe, Producer of Jonathan Strahan
  • Hugo, my daughter!, welcomes Haley Zapal, Amy Salley and Lori Anderson; producer/editor Kevin Anderson
  • Octothorpeby John Coxon, Alison Scott and Liz Batty
  • WINNER: Our opinions are correctpresented by Annalee Newitz and Charlie Jane Anders, produced by Veronica Simonetti
  • World building for masochistspresented by Cass Morris, Rowenna Miller and Marshall Ryan Maresca

Best Fan Writer

  • Chris M. Barkley
  • Bitter Karella
  • Alex Brown
  • WINNER: Cora Buhlert
  • Jason Sanford
  • Paul Weimer

Best Fan Artist

  • Iain J. Clark
  • Lorelei Esther
  • Sara Felix
  • Ariela Housman
  • Nilah Magruder
  • WINNER: Lee Moyer

Lodestar Award for Best Book for Young Adults (Not a Hugo)

  • Chaos on CatNet by Naomi Kritzer (Tor Teen)
  • iron widow by Xiran Jay Zhao (Penguin Teen/Rock the Boat)
  • WINNER: The last graduate by Naomi Novik (Del Rey Books)
  • Redeemer by Jordan Ifueko (Amulet Books / Hot Key Books)
  • A snake falls to earth by Darcie Little Badger (Levine Querido)
  • Victories greater than death by Charlie Jane Anders (Tor Teen/Titan)

Amazing Best New Writer Award, sponsored by Dell Magazines (not a Hugo)

  • Tracy Deonn (2nd year eligible)
  • Micaiah Johnson (2nd year of eligibility)
  • AK Larkwood (2nd year of eligibility)
  • Everina Maxwell (1st year of eligibility)
  • WINNER: Shelley Parker-Chan (1st year of eligibility)
  • Xiran Jay Zhao (1st year of eligibility)

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