The 2017 Hugo Awards were presented in Helsinki this year and honoured the very best in Science Fiction. Of the six finalists, the winner of the Best Novel went to The Obelisk Gate by N. K. Jemisin, the second novel of her Broken Earth Series. This is Jemisin’s second Hugo win in a row. She won the 2016 Hugo Best Novel Award for The Fifth Season, the first Broken Earth novel. The Hugos are awarded in a number of other categories and you can see the winners on their site.
The Obelisk Gate by N. K. Jemisin
“The season of endings grows darker as civilization fades into the long cold night. Alabaster Tenring – madman, world-crusher, savior – has returned with a mission: to train his successor, Essun, and thus seal the fate of the Stillness forever.
It continues with a lost daughter, found by the enemy.
It continues with the obelisks, and an ancient mystery converging on answers at last.
The Stillness is the wall which stands against the flow of tradition, the spark of hope long buried under the thickening ashfall. And it will not be broken.” (GoodReads)
The 2017 Hugo Best Novel finalists included:
All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders
A Closed and Common Orbit by Becky Chambers
Death’s End by Cixin Liu, translated by Ken Liu
Ninefox Gambit by Yoon Ha Lee
Too Like the Lightning by Ada Palmer