The winners of the 2008 Hugo Awards for science fiction have been announced! (Is it really a year already since Rainbows End won?). This year’s award for best novel went to Michael Chabon for The Yiddish Policemen’s Union . It’s a great piece of speculative fiction with a really good story. It’s also a surprisingly literary choice, having already been a mainstream bestseller, proving again that Hugo winners are excellent starting points if you don’t normally read sci-fi but would like to try.