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A Hugo Award Observation: The Irony of Rabid Puppies

No, I’m not referring to genuinely ill dogs–that’s just sad to even think about. Instead, I’m referring to a bunch of rightwing morons headed by a blogger known as Vox Day (SEE WHAT HE DID THERE? AND HE WILL HAVE … Continue reading ...

Angry Conservatives Hijack Science Fiction's Hugo Awards

By Rogers Cadenhead: Since 2008 I have voted in the Hugo Awards, the science fiction/fantasy honors that have the most prestige. The ballot for this year's awards has been hijacked by three right-wing authors -- Larry Correia, Brad Torgersen...Show More Summary

A few simple desultory philippics

6 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : Making Light

Jeet Heer, in the New Republic, on the crisis of the Hugo Awards. Yes, I just actually typed the words...

The Real Access Problem with the Hugos

There has been a lot of stuff written in response to the Hugo award nomination mess, most of it stupid. Some of it is stupid to such an impressive degree that it actually makes me feel sympathetic toward people who I know are wrong about everything. One of the few exceptions is the long essay…

Why are Some of Science-Fiction’s Biggest Names Pulling out of the Hugo Awards?

image via (cc) flickr user gageskidmore Something’s not right in the literary world of science fiction and fantasy.  Well, technically, everything is just fine, but only just technically. The Hugo Awards have long honored authors, illustrators, and even fans, for their contributions to the field of sci-fi and fantasy. Show More Summary

Two Hugo-Nominated Authors Withdraw Their Works From The Awards This Year - This is what THIS puppy thinks of the Sad Puppies

last weekHumor / odd : Geekosystem

We've been writing a lot about the Hugo/Sad Puppy Controversy this year - particularly the thorough responses by George R.R. Martin about what the Hugos have seemingly become. Well, now other authors are expressing their dissatisfaction with what the Hugos have become by withdrawing entirely from the proceedings.

Thoughts on the Hugo Awards

last weekHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Veronica Belmont and Tom Merritt discuss a controversy that has science fiction stars going supernova. Read the rest

Two Authors Withdraw Their Work From This Year's Hugo Awards

last weekGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The controversy over this year's Hugo Awards nominations continues to get messier. Two authors who were nominated for awards after being included on the Sad Puppies voting slate (and the copycat slate, Rabid Puppies) have decided to decline their nominations. Read more...

Hey, Book World: Sexism is Way Bigger Than the Hugos

Hugo Award clowns aside, there's another literary scandal that we should actually be worried about. The post Hey, Book World: Sexism is Way Bigger Than the Hugos appeared first on WIRED.

The Sci-Fi Fans Who Fear Change

The Hugos, one of the most prestigious awards for sci-fi and fantasy writing, have been hijacked. After several years in which the awardees had become increasingly diverse, reflecting the broader reach and appeal of SF/F, readers discovered that this year’s nominees were dominated by a ballot-stuffing campaign organized by a right-wing faction that calls itself, [Read More...]

On the Hugo Award hijacking

last weekHumor / odd : Boing Boing

A group of right-wing Internet users calling themselves "Sad Pupping" have hijacked the Hugo Award ballot this year, buying voter-only memberships to the World Science Fiction Convention in order to fill the ballot with stories aligned...Show More Summary

What Do You Do To Rabid Puppies? (Answer Below.)

You may have  heard about how the 2015 Hugo Awards nominations have been disrupted this year by two separate slates of nominees and their respective voting blocks. There’s a lot of coverage on the matter, with some of the best from io9,  the Daily Dot, and George R.R. Martin (yes, Game Of Thrones fans, these … Continue reading What Do You Do To Rabid Puppies? (Answer Below.) ?

Freeping the Hugo Awards

I don't read much science fiction anymore, but it was the stuff of my teens. Perhaps it was geared to 13-year-old boys, but it still allowed me journeys to the Ringworld or to Rendezvous with Rama, worlds so vast and detailed that leaving them and coming back to earth in the 1960s was jarring. Show More Summary

Rigging The Hugos: A Sad Puppies/George R. R. Martin Explainer

Fandom is alight with scandal right now over the Hugo awards, if you hadn’t heard or don’t follow sci-fi and fantasy writing. I will be totally honest and say from the get-go that I don’t keep up with contemporary science fiction novels by and large. I read comic books, I play video games, I watch […]

While You Were Offline: The Brontosaurus Is Back, Baby!

TED Talks, Hugo Awards, and the return of the Brontosaurus—there was a lot to keep up with this week on the Internet. The post While You Were Offline: The Brontosaurus Is Back, Baby! appeared first on WIRED.

George RR Martin Says Rightwing Lobby Has 'Broken' Science Fiction's Hugo Awards

Novelist says that group orchestrating readers’ votes for conservative ‘swashbuckling fun’ is trying to take over the awards. George RR Martin has waded into the “nasty, nasty fight” surrounding this year’s Hugo awards, laying out why he believes that a group of rightwing science fiction writers have “broken” the prestigious prize beyond repair. Show More Summary

Sad Puppy Links

  A group of people calling themselves–sans irony–The Sad Puppies has decided to stuff the Hugo Awards ballot boxes and get a bunch of John C. Wright and Theodore Beale-approved writers nominated. Meyers has more Marcotte has more Scalzi has more Hey, you remember when I told y’all I was letting go of GamerGate? Well, […]

George R.R. Martin Continues to Address ‘Puppy-gate’ Controversy, Says the Hugo Awards May Be Broken

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : Geekosystem

After publishing an initial blog post yesterday afternoon addressing the controversy surrounding this year's Hugo Awards ballot, A Song of Ice and Fire author George R.R. Martin went on last night to engage with sci-fi and fantasy fans on both sides of the debate and to share several pieces of writing about the fiasco that he's calling 'puppy-gate.'

Hugo Awards assaulted by Sad Puppies, who really should be called Whiny Babies

2 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

After Gamergate, I must admit I am completely burned out on angry white dudes who, apparently eager to confirm every ugly stereotype of geeks as social outcasts whose bitterness turns them into misogynist bigots, are trying to ruin everyone else’s fun by trying to destroy any medium or social...

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