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Toronto’s Dominik Parisien wins Hugo Award for co-editing Uncanny Magazine’s “Disabled People Destroy Science Fiction!”

Toronto writer and editor Dominik Parisien has won a Hugo Award for co-editing Uncanny Magazine‘s Disabled People Destroy Science Fiction! special issue. Parisien’s co-editor, Elsa Sjunneson-Henry, is the first deaf-blind person to win the prestigious award, which honours the best works of science fiction and fantasy from the previous year.

In November 2018, Parisien wrote an essay for Q&Q about the experience of working on the anthology, which he calls his “most overtly political and the most personal” project to date.

Uncanny Magazine publishers/editors-in-chief Lynne M. Thomas and Michael Damian Thomas, managing editor Michi Trota, and podcast producers Erika Ensign and Steven Schapansky also received the award for the best semiprozine.

The Hugos were announced on Aug. 18 in Dublin at the World Science Fiction Convention. A full list of winners is available on its website.