Way before the Hugo Awards were hijacked by the so-called Sad Puppies ? a group of mostly white men aiming to return to what they think of as the good ol’ days of science fiction ? there were women and writers of color using the genre to tell stories that deviated from the happy-go-lucky norm. Show More Summary
Way Station [Kindle], $2 Way Station, the story of a rural Wisconsin man who operates a pit stop for aliens passing through the galaxy, won the 1964 Hugo award for best novel, and it can be yours on Kindle for just $2 today. Read more...
Belatedly, I've finally read Hao Jingfang's novelette "Folding Beijing," which won the Hugo Award last summer in Kansas City: it's a story about a future in which the great cities continue to be engines of economic power, but where automation...Show More Summary
It is an extraordinary short story, one of the best things I’ve read all year, and it’s proof positive of how rapidly China is becoming a society supercharged with creativity. I am pleased to see it received a Hugo Award for best novelette. The author is Hao Jingfang and it’s on-line here. Did you know […] The post “Folding Beijing” appeared first on Marginal REVOLUTION.
Wired kicks off its first-ever science fiction issue with a short story by NK Jemisin, whose novel The Fifth Season won the best novel prize at the 2016 Hugo Awards. (more…)
“The Forever War” is a book that many thinks is one of the best Sci-Fi novels of all time. The novel won both the Hugo and Nebual awards, and for those who’ve never read it, can be yours today (Kindle edition) for just $0.25. In this...Show More Summary
1. The Paris Review archives are now on-line. 2. Should Facebook enter China? And China vows to dig more coal (NYT). And first but not last Chinese Hugo award. And were China’s “missing girls” simply unregistered? 3. The punishment culture that is Canada. Show More Summary
Hao Jingfang, the first Chinese woman to win a Hugo Award, reflects on the line between reality and fiction and giving voice to “invisible people.”
The influence of Robert Silverberg on the science fiction genre is vast: the multiple Hugo and Nebula Award winner and Grand Master is often cited as an inspiration by the biggest names in the field. This is certainly true for science...Show More Summary
You can once again get your hands on N.K. Jemisin's The Fifth Season, recent Hugo award winner, for only 2.99$ 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...Show More Summary
Gerard Butler slips into a tux for GQ France‘s Men of the Year Awards 2016 held at Musee d’Orsay on Wednesday (November 23) in Paris, France. The 47-year-old Scottish actor, who wore Hugo Boss, picked up the well-deserved International Star of the Year Award! “Cool to meet you at our @HUGOBOSS event in Paris!” Gerry [...]
As a fan of Nnedi Okorafor's Who Fears Death and The Book of Phoenix, I knew I would read Binti at some point. The more so when the novella won first the Nebula Award and then the Hugo Award a few weeks back. Too bad I never peruse reviews of works I plan on reading, for I would have known that it was a YA science fiction story. Show More Summary
Robert Heinlein's 'Stranger in a Strange Land' became a cult favorite, won the Hugo Award for Best Novel, and shocked some readers for its positive attitude toward uninhibited sexuality. Now the SyFy channel plans to turn it into a TV series.
io9 is thrilled to share the exclusive first excerpt from author Nnedi Okorafor’s Binti: Home, the sequel to her coming-of-age tale Binti, which won Hugo and Nebula Awards for Best Novella this year. It picks up a year after the first story ended, and raises the stakes for its two main characters. Read more...
The Hugo Awards are in the process of adding a new YA category, for works of speculative fiction predominantly aimed at young readers. And now they want help naming them! The new award will have its own special name (so it won't just be "The Hugo Award for Young Adult Fiction") and the organising committee are looking for suggestions. Show More Summary
Despite struggling to be taken seriously by some, Young Adult fiction has been outgrowing its own age-based moniker for a while. Now, it's on the cusp of getting its very own category at Worldcon, to be given out along with the Hugo Awards, but there's one thing standing in the way: The award needs a name. That's where you come in, faithful reader.
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.
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.
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
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…)