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2002 Hugo Awards Announced
Neil Gaiman and Michael Swanwick Among Victors
By Chris Wyatt
September 02, 2002
Sunday, September 1st the 2002 World Con, called Con Jose, hosted the 49th annual Hugo awards. The Hugo, named after famed SF editor Hugo Gernsback, is considered the top honor in genre entertainment, especially with regards to literature. This year's awards show was held in San Jose, California's Civic Auditorium.
The ceremony was presided over by Con Jose guest of honor/toastmaster, Tad "OTHERLAND
" Williams. Other presenters included bestselling author Connie Willis, editor Stanley Schmidt, and SF living legends Robert Silverberg and Vernor Vinge.
The award winners included:Best Professional Editor:
Ellen DatlowBest Dramatic Presentation:THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING
; Peter Jackson, DirectorBest Related Book:THE ART OF CHESLEY BONESTELL
by Ron Miller and Frederick C. Durant III with Melvin H. SchuetzBest Short Story:
"The Dog Said Bow-Wow" by Michael SwanwickBest Novelette:
"Hell is the Absence of God" by Ted ChiangBest Novella
"Fast Times at Fairmont High" by Vernor VingeBest NovelAMERICAN GODS
by Neil Gaiman
Fan reactions to the awards were extremely positive, with more than twenty after-award room parties at the nearby Fairmont Hotel lasting all night.Questions? Comments? Let us know what you think at firstname.lastname@example.org.