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Sexist “Trolls” Protest Science Fiction Writing Awards

16 hours 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'

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.

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

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

Gum on the Shoe of History, or, Why the Hugos Are Still Not Destroyed

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : Whatever

Before I get into the post-mortem of 2016’s Hugo Awards that I promised, let me first say that the award that made me happiest was Naomi Kritzer winning the Best Short Story Hugo for “Cat Pictures Please.” Naomi and I go waaaaaaay back — if she was not actually the first person I knew in science fiction genre […]

Gaiman & Williams' "Sandman: Overture" Wins Hugo Award

Neil Gaiman and J.H. Williams II's "The Sandman: Overture" wins a Hugo, New York Comic Con expands, and more!

Right-Wing Activists Fail to Ruin the Hugo Awards; Fiction Categories Swept by Women

Saturday night’s 2016 Hugo Awards ceremony was once again the site of a proxy battle between a group of activists led by white nationalist and misogynist Theodore Beale and his followers and, well, the rest of the world. The Hugo Awards,...Show More Summary

Nnedi Okorafor: 'I Love Stories — And So I Write Them'

'NPR Host Farai Chideya speaks with science-fiction writer and Hugo Award nominee Nnedi Okorafor about diversity in the genre: "I think that inevitably science fiction and fantasy was going to become more diverse, and I think that certain people kind of react negatively to that because they've been used to being in a certain position for so long."

Chuck Tingle Got Pounded in the Butt by My Hugo Award Loss

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

It’s been less than a day since Chuck Tingle lost at the Hugo Awards for his prized short story Space Raptor Butt Invasion, and he’s already being pounded in the butt by it. Read more...

This Year’s Hugo Awards Honor Diverse Authors, Shrug Off Sad Internet Campaign - N.K. Jemisin took the award for "Best Novel" for The Fifth Season.

2 days agoHumor / odd : Geekosystem

The 2016 Hugo Awards were announced last night at MidAmeriCon II in Kansas City, MO, and after an attempt by an online group to once again derail the list of winners it was made even more satisfying when all four Hugo fiction categories were awarded to women, with two of them being women of color.

Hugo Awards Celebrate Women in Sci-Fi, Send Rabid Puppies to Doghouse

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The Hugo Awards proved once again that progress trumps nostalgia, as women, especially women of color, were the top winners of the night. Read more...

Hugo Award Winners 2016

3 days agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Tonight in Kansas City, MO, at MidamericonII, the 74th World Science Fiction Convention, the Hugo Awards were presented to a rapt audience in person and online, with voters weighing on a ballot hat had been partially sabotaged by a small clique of people who objected to stories about wowen and people who weren't white. (more…)

The Rabid Puppies of Pelennor Fields

5 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Puppy power, liberal cabals, and the impending Hugo Awards. Column by Liam Meilleur The Hugo Awards are among speculative fiction’s highest honors, and the winners, announced annually at Worldcon, receive their trophies amid black-tie pageantry and applause from the likes of George R.R. Show More Summary

DragonCon Releases (Mostly) Puppy-Free Nominations For First Dragon Awards

last weekGenres / Sci Fi : io9

A lot of people in the scifi/fantasy fiction community are still hurting after two seasons of Hugo Awards drama, but another competition is trying to bridge the divide. Read more...

Hey Scalzi, How Did You Vote For The Hugos?

3 weeks agoGenres / Sci Fi : Whatever

The voting for the 2016 Hugo Awards closed yesterday, and you may ask (and some of you have) — how did I vote? Why, the same as I vote every year: By ranking the works I liked highly, those I did not lowly and employing judicious use of the “No Award” option when necessary. This […]

Hugo Gernsback's introduction to the first issue of Amazing Stories, 1926

3 weeks agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

When Hugo "Award" Gernsback launched Volume 1, Number 1 of Amazing Stories in April, 1926, he created the first magazine in the world solely devoted to science fiction stories: on the magazine's editorial page, Gernsback laid out his vision for the genre. (more…)

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