Ann Leckie's debut novel 'Ancillary Justice' wins Hugo Award

By Kyle Johnson,

Ann Leckie's debut novel Ancillary Justice continues to rake in the prizes and the latest one is a Hugo Award.

Ancillary Justice picked up the best novel prize at the Hugo Awards on Sunday, which was held at the 72nd World Science Fiction Convention, USA Today reports. The award is considered one of the most prestigious science fiction prizes and is named after Hugo Gernsback.

The novel is about an artificial intelligence from a starship that has been implanted into a single body. Leckie's space opera novel also won a Nebula and an Arthur C. Clarke award.

According to The Guardian, Justice also won the 48-year-old Leckie a British Science Fiction Association award.

"Most of all, I would like to thank you," Leckie said to fans at the Hugo Awards. "You write alone, but you write hoping that there will be readers who will connect with what you write and it's so wonderful and amazing -- I can't even tell you -- when that actually happens. Thank you so, so much."

Other winners at the Hugo Awards include John Chu's The Water that Falls on You from Nowhere for best short story and Kameron Hurley, who wrote We Have Always Fought: Challenging the Women, Cattle and Slaves Narrative, for best fan writer and best related work.

Charles Stross' Equoid won best novella, Mary Robinette Kowal's The Lady Astronaut of Mars snagged best novelette and Sofia Samatar won the John W Campbell award for best new writer.

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