N.K. Jemisin’s graphic novel Far Sector won at the Hugo Awards 2022 at Chicon8, the World Science Fiction Convention in Chicago, USA on Sunday, September 4, 2022.
The Hugo and Astounding Awards, organized by the World Science Fiction Society, are awarded for the best science fiction or fantasy works and achievements of the previous year. Named after the founder of science fiction magazine Amazing Stories Hugo Gernsback, they are handed out at the annual World Science Fiction Convention. Previous winners include Isaac Asimov, Larry Niven, Arthur C. Clarke, J. K. Rowling, Nnedi Okorafor, N.K. Jemisin, and many more.
For 2022, the finalists were made public on April 6. The winners were announced at a ceremony hosted by Toastmasters Charlie Jane Anders and Annalee Newitz in front of a live audience at Chicon8, the World Science Fiction Convention in Chicago, USA. Winning in the category was;
Best Graphic Story or Comic
- Far Sector, written by N.K. Jemisin, art by Jamal Campbell (DC)
N.K. Jemisin tweeted about her win, “Well, that’s some nice news to get surprised by at 3 am! Woo hoo, Hugo #5! I’m super-proud of the work we did there, so nice to get some extra recognition! Congrats fellow Far Sector folks!”
Far Sector, written by N.K. Jemisin, art by Jamal Campbell is a graphic novel with the following blurb;
The City Enduring, a booming metropolis at the edge of the universe, hasn’t experienced a violent crime in generations. The Emotion Exploit has erased its citizens’ full range of feelings, allowing three resident races to overlook their turbulent history and coexist peacefully—until now.
Rookie Green Lantern Sojourner “Jo” Mullein is still adjusting to her assignment to protect this strange world when a brutal murder rattles its social order, threatening to undo centuries of controversial progress. As the populace rises up against the legacy of the Emotion Exploit and leaders grapple for power under threat of a new war, Jo must rely on her unique instincts—as a Green Lantern and the only human in this sector—to solve the crime and guide the City Enduring toward a more promising future.
Hugo Award-winning author N.K. Jemisin joins bestselling Naomi artist Jamal Campbell in the Eisner Award-nominated sci-fi murder mystery Far Sector, collecting all 12 issues, concept art and character designs, and an introduction by Gerard Way.
N.K. Jemisin is not a new name as she has won the Hugo Awards several times in the past. She has also won the Locus Awards, and the British Science Fiction Awards, among other honours.