“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…)
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
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…)
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...
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
“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