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The Hugo Award-Nominated Bspencer

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.

Locus Award finalists announced

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

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

It's About Ethics in Revolution

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

I Am No Man: The Guardian Issues a Progress Report on Female Writers in Genre Fiction - Accio gender parity!

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : Geekosystem

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.

Cover Art for Death’s End by Cixin Liu

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. …

CHARLIE MARTIN: Hurricane Hugos: The controversy surrounding the prestigious sci-fi Hugo Awards. A report on the Hugos’ politicization, and on the pushback.

Hurricane Hugos

The controversy surrounding the prestigious sci-fi Hugo Awards.

Glenn Hauman: Hugo Awards, No Awards, and Network Effects

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.

2:00PM Water Cooler 4/27/15

Today's Water Cooler: Et tu Bill?, Republican quotefest, TPP, Baltimore protests, Hugo Awards, Louis CK, comedy from Barrett Brown

New Hugo Award categories for puppies

3 weeks agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

The "Puppies" are a coalition of right-wing and white-supremacist groups who pushed a slate of ideologically pure nominees onto the Hugo Award ballot, complaining that you could no longer judge books by their covers, and that science fiction had changed to reflect the world since the 1970s. Read the rest

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON: The Men Who Started the Hugo Awards Controversy; Review: The Work of Larry …

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON: The Men Who Started the Hugo Awards Controversy; Review: The Work of Larry Correia and Brad Torgersen.

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

last monthGenres / 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 monthHumor / 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 monthHumor / 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 monthGenres / 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.

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