Uncanny Magazine on Saturday won Best Semiprozine at the Hugo Awards, held this year at the 74th World Science Fiction Convention, MidAmeriCon II in Kansas City, Missouri.
With this win, Chicago-based Filipino-American editor Michi Trota claims the title of being the first Filipina to receive a Hugo Award. Trota shares the honor with editors Lynne M. Thomas, Michael Damian Thomas, Erika Ensign, and Steven Schapansky.
Thank you to my @UncannyMagazine family I love you all so much, I'm so proud to be a Space Unicorn!— Michi Trota (@GeekMelange) August 21, 2016
Trota is also managing editor of website Geek Melange, where she declares her Filipino heritage proudly. She writes that she has been a fan of '80s cartoons, anime, and classic sci-fi/fantasy literature and soundtracks since childhood.
Uncanny Magazine is an online science fiction and science fantasy magazine that publishes poetry, prose, and non-fiction works. The magazine has featured stories that eventually went on to receive a Hugo Award.
The Hugo Awards was launched in 1955, recognizing the finest in the science fiction/fantasy genre. The Best Semiprozine was launched in 1984 and was first awarded to Locus, an Oakland-based monthly magazine.
Here is the full list of this year's winners, via the Hugo Awards official website:
The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin (Orbit)
Binti by Nnedi Okorafor (Tor.com)
“Folding Beijing” by Hao Jingfang, trans. Ken Liu (Uncanny Magazine, Jan-Feb 2015)
BEST SHORT STORY
“Cat Pictures Please” by Naomi Kritzer (Clarkesworld, January 2015)
BEST RELATED WORK
BEST GRAPHIC STORY
The Sandman: Overture written by Neil Gaiman, art by J.H. Williams III (Vertigo)
BEST DRAMATIC PRESENTATION, LONG FORM
The Martian screenplay by Drew Goddard, directed by Ridley Scott (Scott Free Productions; Kinberg Genre; TSG Entertainment; 20th Century Fox)
BEST DRAMATIC PRESENTATION, SHORT FORM
Jessica Jones: “AKA Smile” written by Scott Reynolds, Melissa Rosenberg, and Jamie King, directed by Michael Rymer (Marvel Television; ABC Studios; Tall Girls Productions;Netflix)
BEST EDITOR, SHORT FORM
BEST EDITOR, LONG FORM
Sheila E. Gilbert
BEST PROFESSIONAL ARTIST
Uncanny Magazine edited by Lynne M. Thomas & Michael Damian Thomas, Michi Trota, and Erika Ensign & Steven Schapansky
File 770 edited by Mike Glyer
BEST FAN WRITER
BEST FAN ARTIST
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