Awards: 1945 Retro Hugo, Waterstones Children's Book Winners

The winners of the 1945 Retro Hugo Awards, announced during CoNZealand, the 78th World Science Fiction Convention, which is being held virtually, include Shadow Over Mars by Leigh Brackett as best novel, "I, Rocket" by Ray Bradbury as best short story and the Cthulhu Mythos by H.P. Lovecraft, August Derleth, and others as best series. See the full list of winners here.


Look Up! by Nathan Bryon, illustrated by Dapo Adeola, won the overall 2020 Waterstones Children's Book Prize, as well as the illustrated book category. The awards are voted for by booksellers, with category winners receiving £2,000 (about $2,505), and the overall winner getting an additional £3,000 (about $3,760).

Florentyna Martin, Waterstones children's buyer, commented: "The mold of traditional picture book storytelling is redefined for a new era in this joyful and energetic tale.... More than ever before, we are exploring non-fiction and inspirational characters at younger ages, and we champion Rocket's boundless enthusiasm, curious nature and kind spirit as a hero for us all. She is a little person with big dreams, who has captured our hearts."

Other category winners were High-Rise Mystery by Sharna Jackson (young readers) and Bearmouth by Liz Hyder (older readers).

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