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This year’s Hugo Awards controversy is confusing. There are two kinds of puppies! Are the puppies against diversity, or literary snobbery? And so on. But really, this is all about books, and particularly what kind of books we’re supposed to celebrate. So here are eight books that can help you understand the Hugo mess. Read more...
Author Neil Gaiman, whose first contribution to "Doctor Who" won a Hugo Award, will write episodes of the Starz fantasy, "down the line."
The speculative fiction award season is underway, and results of one of the major awards, the Locus, has been announced at this weekend’s Locus Awards Weekend in Seattle, Washington. After this year’s uproar over the Hugo Awards, it’s great to see a mix of excellent books get their due reward. Read more...
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Representing small libraries, book kids like in schools, and Hugo Awards controversy in the letters to the editor from the June 1, 2015 issue of Library Journal
We've been hearing a lot lately about the presence of women, or lack thereof, on various ballots in various sci-fi literary competitions, not the least of which are the Hugos. Well, so far - in spite of everything, women are well-represented among award winners this season!
After a season of brilliant highs and some frustrating lows, there is plenty to reflect on. The emergence of some excellent young players, the growth of others and the fantastic individual performances of Harry Kane, Hugo Lloris andShow More Summary
Before Theodore “Vox Day” Beale was the central figure in the Sad/Rabid Puppies Hugo Awards hacking, he wrote a series of religious-inspired fantasy novels for Pocket Books. And blogger Natalie Luhrs is going to live-tweet his debut novel, Eternal Warriors: The War in Heaven, for charity. Read more...
Science fiction author John Scalzi has signed a $3.4-million book deal with Tor, the publisher announced Sunday. Scalzi is the bestselling author of "Old Man's War" and won the 2013 Hugo Award for best novel for "Redshirts."
John Scalzi’s books include a series known as the “Old Man’s War” and “Redshirts,” a Hugo award winner about characters on the original “Star Trek.”
Just kidding, I haven’t been nominated for a Hugo award; apparently they don’t give those out for writing smartass comments on political blogs. However, Apex Magazine is a Hugo award-nominated sci-fi/horror magazine…and I’m on this month’s cover. I’M OUTTA HERE, CHUMPS! Fame and fortune awaits.
The Locus Award -- nominated and voted by science fiction fans -- has published a particularly fine shortlist this year (in contrast to the hijacked Hugo Award ballot); I'm extremely proud to see my novella The Man Who Sold the Moon from Hieroglyph on the list. Read the rest
Like many who believe science fiction is a critical tool for engaging, head-on, our most pressing and complex issues, we are both baffled and depressed by the recent sabotage of the Hugo Awards ballot. The Hugos have honored some ofShow More Summary
In the wake of this year's controversial Hugo Awards ballot, science fiction and fantasy might seem less welcoming to women than ever--but according to The Guardian, 2015 will see an unprecedented number of female-written and female-centric genre books hitting our shelves.
Death’s End is the concluding volume to Cixin Liu’s critically acclaimed Remembrance of Earth’s Past, which began in 2008 with The Three-Body Problem, which is nominated this year for the Hugo Award for “Best Novel”, due to its first English release in 2014. Show More Summary
CHARLIE MARTIN: Hurricane Hugos: The controversy surrounding the prestigious sci-fi Hugo Awards. A report on the Hugos’ politicization, and on the pushback.
The controversy surrounding the prestigious sci-fi Hugo Awards.
Now that voting for the Hugo Awards are now open, the question has come up about voting for "No Award" over various nominees, whether it should be done, and whether it would be an unprecedented event.
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