Hugo and Astounding Awards 2024 finalists announced

Hugo and Astounding Awards 2024 finalists announced

The finalists for the Hugo and Astounding Awards 2024 were announced in Glasgow, Scotland on Friday, March 29, 2024. Here are the writers of African descent in the running.

The Hugo and Astounding Awards, organized by the World Science Fiction Society, are awarded for the best science fiction or fantasy works and achievements of the previous year. Named after the founder of the science fiction magazine Amazing Stories Hugo Gernsback, they are handed out at the annual World Science Fiction Convention. Previous winners include Isaac Asimov, Larry Niven, Arthur C. Clarke, J. K. Rowling, Nnedi Okorafor, N.K. Jemisin, and many more.

The finalists for this year’s awards were announced at the World Science Fiction Convention, hosted in Glasgow. The writers and publications of African descent that made the cut were;

Best Novelette

  • Ivy, Angelica, Bay, C.L. Polk (Tor.com 12/8/23)

Best Short Story

  • How to Raise a Kraken in Your Bathtub, P. Djèlí Clark (Uncanny Magazine, January-February 2023)

Best Semiprozine

  • FIYAH Literary Magazine, publisher and executive editor DaVaun Sanders, poetry editor B. Sharise Moore, special projects manager L. D. Lewis, art director Christian Ivey, acquiring editors Rebecca McGee, Kerine Wint, Joshua Morley, Emmalia Harrington, Genine Tyson, Tonya R. Moore, sponsor coordinator Nelson Rolon.
  • GigaNotoSaurus, editor LaShawn M. Wanak, associate editors Mia Tsai and Edgard Wentz, along with the GNS Slushreaders Team.

Best Graphic Story or Comic

  • Shubeik Lubeik, Deena Mohamed (Pantheon); as Your Wish Is My Command (Granta)

Lodestar Award for Best YA Book

  • Abeni’s Song, P. Djèlí Clark (Starscape)

The winners will be announced at the World Science Fiction Convention which runs in Glasgow from August 8-12, 2024.

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