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What Does the Hugo Award in Fargo's "The Law of Vacant Places" Tell Us?

6 days agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

Noah Hawley's Fargo returned to TV this past week and already is setting up questions that will define the season. As we know from previous seasons, not all of these questions will get answered. We only have the most basic...

Meet the Hugo-Nominated Author of Alien Stripper Boned From Behind By the T-Rex

3 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The Hugo Awards nominations were released this week, featuring some of the best and brightest works in science fiction and fantasy— most of which are relatively well known. Then, there’s one nominee for Best Novelette, a short story hardly anyone had even heard of... until now. It’s called Alien Stripper Boned From… Read more...

Why clipping.’s Hugo Nomination Matters for Music in Science Fiction

Earlier this week, Splendor & Misery —the sophomore album by experimental L.A. rap group clipping. —was nominated for a Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form. The Hugo is the highest prize in science fiction/fantasy, granted annually to the genres’ best literature, cinema, television, comics, and visual art. Show More Summary

2017 HUGO AWARD Finalists

With comic book representation by Deadpool, Black Panther, Ms. Marvel, Paper Girls, the Vision, Sana Takeda, and more.

The Hugo Award Finalists: the Best in Science Fiction and Fantasy

Discover which books were chosen as finalists for the Hugo Awards, celebrating the best works published in 2016 in science fiction and fantasy.

Black Panther and Ms. Marvel Nominated for Hugo Awards Days After Marvel VP Blamed Them for Sales Slump

3 weeks agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

On Tuesday morning, the finalists for the 2017 Hugo Awards (the Oscars of sci-fi and fantasy writing) were announced by the World Science Fiction. Unsurprisingly, collected volumes of Marvel’s critically acclaimed Black Panther and Ms. Marvel series were both nominated for Best Graphic Story. Read more...

Here Are the 2017 Hugo Award Finalists but Spoiler Alert Chuck Tingle Should Win Every Award

3 weeks agoHumor / odd : Geekosystem

We kid, we kid. Or do we? In my book, Chuck Tingle—nominated this year under Best Fan Writer, and author of cult classics like Domald Tromp Pounded In The Butt By The Handsome Russian T-Rex Who Also Peed On His Butt And Then Blackmailed Him With The Videos Of His Butt Getting Peed On—should win all of the awards on Earth and beyond. Show More Summary

Here Are the 2017 Hugo Awards Finalists

3 weeks agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The finalists for the 2017 Hugo Awards have been announced, and the final voting process begins this week. The winners will be announced at the 75th World Science Fiction Convention in Helsinki, Finland, on 11 August 2017. Read more...

clipping. – “True Believer” Video

3 weeks agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Last year, the Los Angeles avant-rap trio clipping. released Splendor & Misery, an afro-futurist sci-fi concept album. And today, that album has been nominated for a Hugo Award, the award that recognizes excellence in sci-fi every year. Splendor & Misery is up for Best Dramatic Presentation (Short Form), and it's up against things like Black …

Bryce Gilmore Is a James Beard Awards Finalist Again

For the fifth time Barley Swine chef Bryce Gilmore is a finalist for 2017’s James Beard Awards, under the Best Chef Southwest category. He's up against Steve McHugh (San Antonio’s Cured), Hugo Ortega (Houston’s Hugo’s), Steve Redzikowski (Denver’s Acorn), Martin Rios (Santa Fe’s Restaurant Martín) and Jianyun Ye (Houston’s Mala Sichuan Bistro). Show More Summary

Houston’s Own Hugo Ortega & Jianyun Ye Are James Beard Award Finalists

This is Ortega’s fifth nomination in a row, and Ye’s first. As the “Oscars of food,” the James Beard Foundation’s annual awards are hugely important to chefs and restaurateurs. Last month, a number of Houston restaurant professionals and chefs were announced as semi-finalists for the 2017 James Beard Awards. Show More Summary

More inexpensive ebook goodies!

You can now get your hands on N.K. Jemisin's The Fifth Season, recent Hugo award winner, for only 1.99$ here. There is a price match in Canada.Here's the blurb:THIS IS THE WAY THE WORLD ENDS... FOR THE LAST TIME.A season of endings has...Show More Summary

“The Dispatcher” a Finalist for Two Audies + Locus Award Voting + Nebula and Hugo Award Voting + Print Preorder Info

3 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : Whatever

So, this is a good day for me: The Dispatcher, my novella that was released as an audiobook from Audible, is a finalist for two(!) Audie Awards, first in the category of Science Fiction, and second in the category of Original Work (meaning, first published in audio form). I’m thrilled about both, and it’s lovely to […]

'The Father Of Science Fiction'? Who Was Hugo Of The Hugo Awards?

3 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

"The annual awards for best science fiction are called 'Hugos.' A futuristic story by William Gibson in 1981 was called 'The Gernsback Continuum.' But except for a few markers like these, Hugo Gernsback (1884-1967) has mostly vanished from our cultural memory, which is a pity, because he was an extraordinary man, and his influence on […]

James Ponsoldt to Adapt Larry Niven’s Inconstant Moon

3 months agoFilm / New Releases : Coming Soon

Based on the legendary sci-fi author's Hugo Award winning 1971 short story The post James Ponsoldt to Adapt Larry Niven’s Inconstant Moon appeared first on ComingSoon.net.

More inexpensive ebook goodies!

You can download Kameron Hurley's The Mirror Empire for only 2.99$ here! There is a price match in Canada here.Here's the blurb:A stunning new epic fantasy from two-time Hugo Award winner Kameron Hurley.On the eve of a recurring catastrophic...Show More Summary

Classic Sci-Fi Story About Race And Gender In The South Gets An Update

4 months agoNews : Huffington Post

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

Add 1964's Hugo Winner To Your Kindle For Just $2

4 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

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...

Folding Beijing: the 2016 Hugo-winning novelette about the obsolescence of labor and the preservation of privilege

4 months agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

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

“Folding Beijing”

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.

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