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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…)

Better than Bryan Cranston? Star of South Coast Rep's 'All the Way' delivers a most convincing LBJ

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...

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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

Making History at the Hugos

“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

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You can now get your hands on the digital edition of Heritage and Exile, the first Darkover omnibus by Marion Zimmer Bradley, for only 7.99$ here.Here's the blurb:The Heritage of Hastur:Nominated for a Hugo Award, and described as “Bradley’s...Show More Summary

N. K. Jemisin on Diversity in Science Fiction and Inspiration From Dreams

The first African-American to win the Hugo Prize for best novel, Ms. Jemisin talks about almost walking away from “The Fifth Season,” which won the award.

Bad Puppy! The Alt-Right Clique That Tried To Hijack Sci-Fi’s Hugo Awards

The Hugo awards ceremony “only represents tiny, insular, politically motivated cliques taking turns giving their friends awards,” Larry Coreia, a ringleader of the Puppies, argued in 2015. Because of this supposed conspiracy — for which there continues to be no real evidence — he felt justified in helping organize an actual conspiracy of his tiny, […]

Sandman: Overture Wins Best Graphic Story Hugo Award

I read about it here, although I'm certain there are several entertaining wrap-ups focused on the cultural skirmish that dominated this year's awards as it did last year's awards. The tally there is that only two awards were given the...Show More Summary

Sexist “Trolls” Protest Science Fiction Writing Awards

“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'

last monthChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

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.

last monthUnited States / Seattle : Slog

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

last monthMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

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

last monthGenres / 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!

SANDMAN: OVERTURE and JESSICA JONES Win HUGO Awards

The dominant science fiction awards honors its newest winners.

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."

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