Author Wins Hugo Award Twice

Thursday 17 August 2017

African American author N.K. Jemisin has won the prestigious Hugo Award for a second year running with The Obelisk Gate.

The follow-up to her award winning novel The Fifth Season, the series is set in a world that is constantly threatened by seismic activity and where the mutants who can control the environment are oppressed by humans.

The Hugo Awards, presented annually since 1955, are science fictions' pre-eminent award. They are voted on by members of the World Science Fiction Convention which has been troubled in recent years by block-voting campaigns from dissatisfied lobbies.

However it appears the Hugos are back on track and celebrating that, for the first time since Lois McMaster Bujold's wins in 1991 and 1992, the same author has won two years in a row.

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