John Scalzi, Pat Cadigan, and Ken Liu were among the winners of the 2013 Hugo Awards, presented on September 1 in San Antonio, Tex., at the science fiction convention LoneStarCon, this year's iteration of the World Science Fiction Convention (colloquially known as WorldCon).
Scalzi took home the prize for best novel for the comedic Redshirts. Brandon Sanderson's The Emperor's Soul won for best novella, and Cadigan's "The Girl-Thing Who Went Out for Sushi" was awarded the prize for best novelette. Liu's "Mono no Aware," published in Haikasoru's The Future Is Japanese anthology, won for best short story.
On the visual front, The Avengers, directed by Joss Whedon, won for best dramatic presentation in a long format, and the "Blackwater" episode of HBO's Game of Thrones took home the short-form award.
The Hugo Awards, presented annually since 1955, are voted on by WorldCon members. The full list of winners is available at www.thehugoawards.org.
Correction: An earlier version of this article said that the dramatic presentation awards were for adaptations. They are for any dramatic presentation related to science fiction or fantasy. The short-form award went to an episode of Game of Thrones, not the show as a whole.