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The Hugo Awards are a set of awards given annually for the best science fiction or fantasy works and achievements of the previous year. The awards are named after Hugo Gernsback, the founder of the pioneering science fiction magazine Amazing Stories, and were officially named the Science Fiction Achievement Awards until 1992. Organized and overseen by the World Science Fiction Society, the awards are given each year at the annual World Science Fiction Convention as the central focus of the event. They were first given in 1953, at the 11th World Science Fiction Convention, and have been awarded every year since 1955. Over the years that the award has been given, the categories presented have changed; currently Hugo Awards are given in more than a dozen categories, and include both written and dramatic works of various types.

One of the most prestigious science fiction awards, the Hugo Awards have been termed as "among the highest honors bestowed in science fiction and fantasy writing." Works that have won have been published in special collections, and the official logo of the Hugo Awards is often placed on the winning books' cover as a promotional tool. The 2015 awards were presented at the 73rd Worldcon, Sasquan, in Spokane, United States, on August 22, 2015. The 2016 Hugos will be presented at the 74th Worldcon, MidAmeriCon II, in Kansas City, United States, on August 21, 2016.

See the full Wikipedia article for the Hugo Award.

See the List of Escape Artists award eligible stories for 2015 - don't forget to nominate your favorites!

Hugo Nominees on Escape Pod

In 2006 Escape Pod reached out to that year's Hugo nominees in the short fiction category, and began a tradition of running Hugo nominees each year during "Hugo Month". When possible, Hugo nominees and winners from previous years also showed up as part of the regular podcast.

2014 Hugo Award nominees

2013 Hugo Award nominees

2012 Hugo Award nominees

2011 Hugo Award nominees

2010 Hugo Award nominees

2009 Hugo Award nominees

2008 Hugo Award nominees

2007 Hugo Award nominees

2006 Hugo Award nominees

Previous Years

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