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Venezuela awards peace prize to … Putin

There are still places in the world where they haven’t heard of Aleppo. Venezuelan president Maduro has announced a Hugo Chavez Peace Prize. The first winner is Vladimir Putin.  

Venezuela creates Hugo Chavez peace prize, awards to Russia's Putin

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Friday announced the creation of peace prize in honor of late socialist leader Hugo Chavez, and said he was awarding it to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Newswire: Zachary Quinto speaks of tongues in audio clip from John Scalzi’s The Dispatcher

John Scalzi won a Hugo Award for his tale of the doomed Intrepid away teams in Redshirts, but the action in his latest work would probably be relegated to that ship’s sick bay. Scalzi’s original Audible novella, The Dispatcher, follows Tony Valdez, who holds the titular occupation. Show More Summary

Kickstarting a second volume of Hugo Award nominees

3 weeks agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Following on last year's successful campaign to produce a giant anthology of Hugo Award-nominated short fiction, David Steffen is once again raising funds for a second volume. (more…)

More inexpensive ebook goodies!

You can now download Octavia E. Butler's Bloodchild and Other Stories for only 1.99$ here.Here's the blurb:Six extraordinary stories from the author of Kindred, a master of modern science fiction—including a Hugo and Nebula award–winning novella.Octavia E. Show More Summary

XKCD's massive, vertical climate change infographic

last monthHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Randall Munroe once again shows that he's one of the web's most talented storytellers, inventing ways of conveying information that use the web's affordances to novel and sharp effect (there's a reason he won a Hugo award). (more…)

Better than Bryan Cranston? Star of South Coast Rep's 'All the Way' delivers a most convincing LBJ

There should be a special award for when one actor wins the Tony, but then another actor still finds a way to kill the role — to act the heck out of it and to make it new. I'd nominate Hugo Armstrong, who stars as Lyndon Baines Johnson in Robert Schenkkan's Tony-winning "All the Way" at South Coast...

More inexpensive ebook goodies!

You can now get your hands on N.K. Jemisin's The Fifth Season, recent Hugo award winner, for only 2.99$ here.Here's the blurb:THIS IS THE WAY THE WORLD ENDS... FOR THE LAST TIME.A season of endings has begun.It starts with the greatShow More Summary

Making History at the Hugos

“To some degree, as I move outside of the exclusive genre audience, the exclusive genre issues don’t bother me as much.” The Atlantic talks with N.K. Jemisin, the first black writer to win speculative fiction’s Hugo Award for Best Novel for The Fifth Season. Show More Summary

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You can now get your hands on the digital edition of Heritage and Exile, the first Darkover omnibus by Marion Zimmer Bradley, for only 7.99$ here.Here's the blurb:The Heritage of Hastur:Nominated for a Hugo Award, and described as “Bradley’s...Show More Summary

N. K. Jemisin on Diversity in Science Fiction and Inspiration From Dreams

The first African-American to win the Hugo Prize for best novel, Ms. Jemisin talks about almost walking away from “The Fifth Season,” which won the award.

Bad Puppy! The Alt-Right Clique That Tried To Hijack Sci-Fi’s Hugo Awards

2 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

The Hugo awards ceremony “only represents tiny, insular, politically motivated cliques taking turns giving their friends awards,” Larry Coreia, a ringleader of the Puppies, argued in 2015. Because of this supposed conspiracy — for which there continues to be no real evidence — he felt justified in helping organize an actual conspiracy of his tiny, […]

Sandman: Overture Wins Best Graphic Story Hugo Award

I read about it here, although I'm certain there are several entertaining wrap-ups focused on the cultural skirmish that dominated this year's awards as it did last year's awards. The tally there is that only two awards were given the...Show More Summary

Sexist “Trolls” Protest Science Fiction Writing Awards

2 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“Few in the speculative fiction community were surprised that the 2016 Hugo Award for Excellence in Science Fiction and Fantasy ballot was beleaguered for the second year in a row by a slate of trolls calling themselves the Sad Puppies, with their right-wing pals the Rabid Puppies in tow (seriously, these names).”

Chinese sci-fi writer Hao Jingfang wins Hugo Award for Best Novelette with 'Folding Beijing'

2 months agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

It's a story based in a dystopian Beijing that still may seem all too real for some living there. [ more › ]

Sexist Trolls Tried to Derail the 2016 Hugo Awards. They Failed.

2 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Despite the best efforts of the Sad Puppies, every one of the main fiction awards was given to women at the 2016 Hugo Awards by Tegan Moore Like the song says, they got a crazy way of loving in Kansas City Nibedita Sen Few in the speculative...Show More Summary

Women and writers of color win big at Hugo Awards and the Puppies are even sadder

The winners of the Hugo Awards were announced at a gala ceremony in Kansas City, Mo., on Saturday, marking a good night for women and authors of color, and a very bad one for the "Puppies." Writers N.K. Jemisin and Nnedi Okorafor, both of whom are African American women, won the novel and novella...

Hugo Awards for science fiction: Netflix’s ‘Jessica Jones,’ Neil Gaiman’s ‘Sandman: Overture’ win big

“THE SANDMAN: OVERTURE,” which Comic Riffs lauded as one of the best graphic novels of last year, was a big winner over the weekend at the 74th World Science Fiction Convention, MidAmeriCon II, in Kansas City. DC/Vertigo’s “Sandman: Overture,” written by Neil Gaiman, won the esteemed Hugo Award for best graphic story. Gaiman thanked the […]

The 2016 Hugo Award Winners for the Best in SF and Fantasy

Another rowdy year in the science fiction and fantasy community comes to a peak with the announcement of the Hugo Award winners.

2016 Hugo Award Winners Revealed

2 months agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

The awards were presented at the 74th World Science Fiction Convention, MidAmeriCon II.

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