Thirteen years after George R.R. Martin's "A Storm of Swords" lost to J.K. Rowling's "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" for Best Novel in the 2001 Hugo Awards, Martin's fans and perhaps Martin himself are still bitter. An old quote...Show More Summary
As previously noted, I’m going to the Wordlcon in London this August, and as such will be voting on this year’s Hugo Awards. The publishers provided a packet with at least bits of all the fiction nominees, so I’ve been reading through them at bedtime, and over the weekend finished all the regular nominees– I…
They've announced the shortlists for the 2014 PEN Literary Awards (with the winners to be announced 30 July). Not many books from many categories under review at the complete review, but David Colmer's translation of Hugo Claus' Even...Show More Summary
Artdaily.org's Hugo Vitrani (who is identified as a "curator") has written here about the graffiti exhibit, LASCO PROJECT #3, at the Palais de Tokyo, pointing to both the awards and the arrest records of some of the artists: Successions of black windows, balconies, shadows, satellite dishes: Evol (b. Show More Summary
This is great news. Robert Charles Wilson's mind-blowing, Hugo Award winning novel Spin just got optioned by Universal Cable Productions. Which means we may be due for a Spin TV series sometime soon. Read more...
Voting for the 2014 Hugo Awards opened on Friday, June 6th. I’m using this opportunity to reprint the introduction to A Dribble of Ink’s collection included in the voter packet provided to all eligible voters. Whether you’re a voter or not, you can download the collection below -ed. Show More Summary
The readership of SAB is hardly what I’d call the normal audience for science fiction, but I’d be remiss as a SciFi/fantasy author if I didn’t devote at least one column to the kerfuffle over the Hugo awards this year. For those not in the know, the Hugo awards are voted on by the paying...
To Say Nothing of the DogWritten by: Connie Willis Paperback: 493 pagesPublisher: BantamLanguage: EnglishDecember 1998 Genre: Science Fiction/Humor From Connie Willis, winner of multiple Hugo and Nebula Awards, comes a comedic romp through an unpredictable world of mystery, love, and time travel... Show More Summary
The 2014 Hugo Award Voter Packet is now available to all voters! Nominated for two 2014 Hugo Awards, A Dribble of Ink was invited to contribute a collection of essays/reviews/posts to the Voter Packet that best represent its writing and contributions during 2013. Show More Summary
My latest reviews for WORLD Magazine are now available. You will find Terry Pratchett, Pierce Brown, Marie Brennan and Clark Ashton Smith along with reporting on the Hugo Award kerfluffle.
Parsons benefit raises $1.2 million for scholarships at Parsons and awards Designer of the Year to students Simon Li and Victoria Hayes read more
The World Science Fiction Society will honor works published before its Hugo Awards began.
The UK-based publisher Orbit made an announcement this morning that they were only providing "extended previews" of three novels in the Hugo Awards Best Novel category for the Hugo voters' packet. Here is an excerpt from that announcement:...Show More Summary
Charles Stross, Mira Grant (Seanan McGuire) and Ann Leckie -- all nominees for this year's Hugo Awards -- have issued a joint statement blaming their publisher Orbit (a division of French giant Hachette) to withhold their nominated novels from a packet of ebooks sent to Hugo Award voters. Show More Summary
On Saturday, April 19th, the 2014 Hugo Award nominations were announced, and I’m proud to announce that A Dribble of Ink is represented in two categories: Best Fanzine and Best Related Work. Best Fanzine Alongside The Book Smugglers, Elitist Book Review, Journey Planet and Pornokitsch, A Dribble of Ink is in the running for Best... Show More Summary
Via Tor.com, the list of nominees for the 2014 Hugo Award nominees (with added squee!): 2014 Hugo Award nominees Best Novel (1595 ballots) Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie (Orbit) Neptune’s Brood by Charles Stross (Ace / Orbit) Parasite by Mira Grant (Orbit) Warbound, Book III of the Grimnoir Chronicles by Larry Correia (Baen Books) The... Show More Summary
Shorter Glen Reynolds: Some people were mean to this conservative writer which proves that science fiction is run by a cabal of liberal fascists.
Every year when the Hugo awards have been announced, people bitch and moan about how skewed the results always are. A few years back, the last time I actually cared to take part in those heated discussions, some of the Worldcon organizers...Show More Summary
THE SCIENCE FICTION “COMMUNITY” HAS BEEN COMMUNITY-ORGANIZED, APPARENTLY: Larry Correia Nominated For Hugo Award, Immediately Subjected to Politically Motivated Character Assassination.
Via Patrick Nielsen Hayden: Chip Delany: "Introduction" to Robert A. Heinlein: Glory Road: "What distresses one about the Heinlein argument in general... >when it is presented in narrative form, is that it so frequently takes the form...Show More Summary