Published on April 25th, 2014 | by Cullen0
Hugo Awards: Best Graphic Story Nominations
Finalists were recently announced for the 2014 Hugo Awards. Voted on by members of the World Science Fiction Society, the Hugo awards have recognized excellence in the science fiction and fantasy genres since 1955.
A Best Graphic Story category was first introduced in 2009. Since that time, the Hugo Awards have nominated and brought to light a wide variety of comics that are almost too good to miss. Case in point, last years winner, SAGA.
The bestselling Image Comics series SAGA tells the story of two star-crossed lovers, Marko and Alana, from opposite sides of an interplanetary war. Flying across the galaxy with their baby daughter Hazel, Marko and Alana attempt to flee from their respective governments, hostile aliens, and countless bounty hunters. Image Comics is proud to congratulate SAGA creators, Brian Vaughan and Fiona Staples, for managing to be nominated once again at this year’s Hugo Awards.
Also nominated in the category are:
- Time by Randall Munroe (xkcd)
- The Girl Who Loved Doctor Who by Paul Cornell and Jimmy Broxton (IDW Publishing)
- Girl Genius by Phil Foglio, Kajo Foglio, and Cheyenne Wright (Airship Entertainment)
- Meathouse Man by George R. R. Martin and Raya Golden (Jet City Comics)
Although SAGA is rumored to be a crowd favorite, before you place any wagers, it should be noted that Girl Genius is a three time winner of the award already. Furthermore, with the recent hype of Game Of Thrones, I am certain that Meathouse Man will be getting some extra favoritism from the judges as well.
This years prize will be presented at the World Science Fiction Convention (WorldCon), held August 17th in London.
I want my last words to be; Hold my beer and watch this!
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