Italian HUGO Awards Announced (

By:Chris Wyatt
Date: Monday, March 18, 2002

The Italian version of the Hugos, called the Italia Awards, were named this month at the SF convention DEEPCON in Fiuggi, Italy. The winners for best Italian SF published in various formats were selected by a panel of members from the World SF Italia club.

The following is a selected winners list with English title translations:

Best Novel: IL CASTELLO DI EYMERICH [Eymerich's Castle] by Valerio Evangelisti

Best Short Story: "La discesa interrotta dal rosa e dal blue" ["The Decision Between the Red and the Blue"] by Enrica Zunic

Best Essay: "Da '2001' al 2001" ["From 2001: the film, to 2001: the year"] by G.F. Pizzo, R. Chiavini and M. Tetro

Best Graphic Novel: I CUSTODI DEL MASER ["The Prisoners of Maser"] by Massimiliano Frezzato

Best Fan Short Story: "I battitori del crepuscolo" ["Blinks of the Eye"] by Domenico Gallo

Best Fan Essay: "Personaggi della fantascienza italiana" ["Who's Who of Science Fiction"] by A. Jarok and L. Kremo