Online hate campaigns like Sad Puppies aren't harmless—but when we gather in person, their powers fizzle out
I’ve been a full time writer for thirty years, and in that time, have never won a Hugo Award. Or even been nominated. Because of my lengthy “No Award” status, I am therefore claiming one of the “No Awards” resulting from the recent Hugo voting. I don’t care which one. I’ve had a busy year […]
Hugo voters completely shut out the "Puppy" voting slates.
Cixin Liu is the first Asian to win the Hugo Award. Yet to hear the author tell it, making history pales in comparison to the importance of ensuring science fiction’s future in China.
“At the [science fiction prizes’] presentation each August, the [winners] have been joined by … those of other ethnicities and genders and sexual orientations, many of whom want to tell stories about more than just spaceships. Early this year, that shift sparked a backlash: a campaign, organized by three white, male authors, that resulted in […]
MYTHEOS HOLT: The Hugo Awards: Why The #WaronNerds Is A War on Art. “What’s the difference between ISIS and social justice warriors? Well, one recruits its members from the most pathetic, disaffected, pathological members of society, claims to stand against shadowy conspiracies and bullying by the West, and destroys revered cultural institutions in fits of […]
This year's Hugo Awards had turned into a test of the genre's politics.
Mr. Robot continued with the revelations started last week. Once again, there are major spoilers for anyone who might be behind on the series. At the start of Mirroring, it was revealed that Elliot’s father did work as Mr. Robot, repairing 1990’s era computers. In a flashback to 1994, Elliot stole money from a customer. [...]Show More Summary
Three Body Problem book cover. Image: Tor. The maddening 2015 Hugo award season has finally drawn to a close. Science fiction’s answer to the Oscars began amidst a flurry of conservative activism, pointed backlash, and implied and outright...Show More Summary
(Warning: Hugo neepery. Avoid if you don’t care.) As most of you know, at last Saturday’s Hugo Awards ceremony, the voters, of which there were a record number, chose not to offer awards in six categories rather than to give the award to nominees who got on the ballot because of the Sad/Rabid Puppy slating […]
This year's Hugo Awards basically didn’t happen.
The 2015 Hugo Awards have come and gone, but many members of the sci fi and fantasy community are still processing this year's controversy.
Roiled by months of controversy, the Hugo Awards were given on August 22 to a very small list of winners, as fans shut down multiple award categories to protest how nominees were determined this year.
Would haters hijack the Hugos? The INB Performing Arts Center in Spokane was more Doctor Who shirts than evening gowns on Saturday night, but most people had at least put on their nice pants. This is as fancy as speculative fiction gets. Show More Summary
The Hugo Awards were announced Saturday night in Spokane, Wash., and the "Sad Puppies" are even sadder.
This weekend marked the 73rd annual World Science Fiction Convention, better known as WorldCon, and with it, the ceremony for the 2015 Hugo Awards, the prize that has recognized excellence in science fiction and fantasy since 1953. This year’s proceedings, however, were far more than a simple celebration of excellence in a genre. Show More Summary
I gafiated (drifted away) from sf fandom in the early 1990s, and even when that was my primary social community I don’t think I ever voted for the Hugos associated with the handful of Worldcons I attended. But from that perspective, here’s as much about this year’s “Puppygate” as anyone not part of that fandom [Read more...] This space reserved for your ad.
There was some uncontroversial good news at this year’s Hugo Awards ceremony: Guardians Of The Galaxy took home the prize for Best Dramatic Presentation in the Long Form category, and Orphan Black’s second-season finale took home the same prize for Short Form. Show More Summary