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The winners of the 2018 Hugo Awards are here. It might have been the first year for Worldcon’s new rules, designed to curb voting slates that haunted previous years, but it didn’t change the actual results. That’s because, for the third year in a row, women dominated the awards — including another Best Novel win for N.K. Jemisin, making her the first author in Hugo’s history to win the award three times in a row.

The World Science Fiction Convention, otherwise known as Worldcon, is starting over from scratch with its 2018 programming. Chair Kevin Roche has announced the convention is redoing its entire panel lineup after facing backlash over misgendering a Hugo Award finalist as well as reportedly rejecting panels from diverse creators, and denying panel spots for newer authors — Hugo nominees among them — for not being famous enough.

The most prestigious awards in science fiction had their 2017 ceremony today, at WorldCon 75 in Helsinki, Finland -- and just like last year, female creatives have swept some of the biggest awards of the event.