Monstress Wins Hugo Award for Best Graphic Story

The Hugo Awards, presented annually since 1955, are science fiction’s most prestigious award. Trademarked by the World Science Fiction Society (WSFS), the Hugo Awards celebrate excellence in the science fiction and fantasy genre over several literary formats.

This year, nominees for a total of thirteen categories were named on April 4th. On Friday, August 11, 2017, the Hugo Awards ceremony was held at Worldcon 75, the 75th World Science Fiction Convention. Among the winners announced was Monstress Volume 1 for Best Graphic Story. 

Monstress Volume 1 (9781632157096, $9.99) by Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda is set in an alternate matriarchal 1900's Asia, in a richly imagined world of art deco-inflected steam punk, It tells the story of a teenage girl who is struggling to survive the trauma of war, and who shares a mysterious psychic link with a monster of tremendous power, a connection that will transform them both and make them the target of both human and otherworldly powers. Monstress Volume 2 (9781534300415, $16.99) released June 2017, and is currently available. 

For a video of all the finalists for the 2017 Hugo Awards and the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, see below. 

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