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Reminder: Vote for the Hugos

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : Whatever

MidAmeriCon II members, this is your timely reminder that voting for the Hugo Awards this year ends on Sunday, July 31, 2016, 11:59 PM PDT, so you have just a few days left to vote in all the categories. There is a lot of excellent work on the ballot, and also some mischief from a few […]

Neil Gaiman On ‘American Gods’ Adaptation, ‘Good Omens’ TV Series & Comic-Con Conflicts

With Hugo, Nebula and Bram Stoker awards plus his iconic Sandman series, Neil Gaiman is Comic- Con royalty. He’s one-upped himself again this year in San Diego though with Starz’s series adaptation of his American Gods novel, which is...Show More Summary

The Weinstein Co. And BBC Re-Team On Event TV Adaptation Of ‘Les Miserables’

Having jointly conquered one literary classic with Leo Tolstoy’s War and Peace, the Weinstein Co. and BBC are re-teaming for an event TV adaptation of Victor Hugo’s classic Les Miserables. The six-point mini will be written by award-winning scribe Andrew Davies, who also adapted Tolstoy’s epic tale for TWC and the BBC. Show More Summary

On sale at MidAmericon: Making Conversation by Teresa Nielsen Hayden

Twenty-two years ago, there was Making Book. It was a finalist for the 2005 Hugo Award for Best Nonfiction...

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Hello, Hugo Award nominated author Dr. Chuck Tingle? Have I got a story idea for you! My source of pay checks and health insurance makes the occasional feint towards the wonderful world of social media. But the powers-that-be would rather we spend our time doing things that generate money, and since they’re not convinced that […]

"Night Life" Was Nominated For A Hugo Award. "Night Work" Has Fidel Castro, A Body In Central Park, And An Incorruptible Cop -- And It's Even Better.

I don't read thrillers, and I especially don't read thrillers with police as heroes, but I read "Night Life" non-stop, and when it was over, I cheered. And when it was nominated for a Hugo Award --- not the sort of thing that happens to debut novels --- I cheered again. Show More Summary

The World Of The Hugo Awards Keeps Getting Weirder And Weirder

2 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“The presence of the author behind titles such as Helicopter Man Pounds Dinosaur Billionaire Ass and My Ass Is Haunted By the Gay Unicorn Colonel does somewhat detract from the grand stature of the Hugos.”

Women Writers Swept Science Fiction’s Nebula Awards

2 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“The science fiction world has had its share of drama with the Hugo Awards as various slates have worked aggressively to push against the growing numbers of women and people of color appearing on award ballots.”

Here Are the Finalists For the Locus Awards

3 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Image: Orbit Books The Hugo Awards are once again embroiled in controversy , but another major genre award, The Locus Award, has just released their finalists for this year’s award, and it’s an amazing selection of fiction. Read mor...

Weird porn author who was dragged into Hugo Awards mess pulls off epic troll

3 months agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

For the second year in a row, a bunch of disgruntled "conservative" sf readers and writers are attempting to destroy science fiction's Hugo Awards by nominating slates of works that are, variously: rabid racist tracts; works by their...Show More Summary

More inexpensive ebook goodies!

You can now download Greag Bear's Eon for only 1.99$ here.Here's the blurb:The Hugo and Nebula Award–winning author’s science fiction thriller about a world on the brink of nuclear war—and the appearance of a mysterious asteroid.Perhaps it wasn’t from our time; perhaps it wasn’t even from our universe. Show More Summary

Sad, Sad Puppies

The finalists for the 2016 Hugo Awards were announced a few days ago, and it looks like the reactionaries may have struck another blow. A group which calls itself “The Sad Puppies” has been stirring up political controversy at the Hugos...Show More Summary

Oh No, the Puppies Are Back for the 2016 Hugo Awards—and as Angry as Ever  

The puppies have returned. How could that sentence portend anything foul or wicked? And yet it does—science fiction writer and publisher Vox Day’s followers are the least cute puppies that ever puppied. You may remember them from 2015,...Show More Summary

Glenn Hauman: Neil Gaiman Does Not Need A Pity Hugo

What does this loser from the 90's have to do with the attempt to hijack the Hugo Awards?

How did 'Space Raptor Butt Invasion' by Chuck Tingle become a Hugo finalist?

Why on earth - or the rest of the solar system - is a book called "Space Raptor Butt Invasion" by Chuck Tingle up for a Hugo award? Thank the puppies. They sound cute, but for the second year in a row, politically motivated groups calling themselves the Sad Puppies and the Rabid Puppies have more...

Sci-fi’s Tea Party trolls go to war: Battle over prestigious Hugo Awards heats up

Obsessed with "SJWs" and their own toxic politics, self-righteous voters want to bully their way to victory

'Space Raptor Butt Invasion' and the Other Hugo Award Finalists

3 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Hugo Award finalists have been announced, and they include 'Fury Road', Neil Gaiman, and 'Space Raptor Butt Invasion.' News by Peter Derk The list of Hugo Award Finalists has been announced, and why bury the lead? Chuck Tingle's Space...Show More Summary

CULTURAL REVOLUTION: Sci-Fi’s Hugo Awards Swept by Anti-SJW Authors — Again! “For the second y…

CULTURAL REVOLUTION: Sci-Fi’s Hugo Awards Swept by Anti-SJW Authors — Again! “For the second year in a row, nominations for the prestigious Hugo Awards for science fiction & fantasy have been swept by the Sad Puppies & Rabid Puppies, two groups of authors and fans who oppose left-wing domination of the community.” Punch back twice […]

Hugo Awards: How A Dinosaur Erotica Novel Got Nominated for the Prestigious Sci-Fi Prize

3 months agoNews : Newsweek: US

Just how has a dinosaur erotica novel titled Space Raptor Butt Invasion managed to land a nomination at the most prestigious science-fiction book awards? In a turn of events that wouldn’t seem out of place in a thrilling page-turner,...Show More Summary

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