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The Victorian Hugos: 1892

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Welcome back to the Victorian Hugo Awards, what I hope will be a semi-regular column in which I award honorary Hugo Awards to the best novels and short stories of the Victorian era. Read more...

The Science Fiction Novel That Changed The World: ‘Dune’ At 50

2 weeks agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“Though [it] won the Nebula and Hugo awards, the two most prestigious science fiction prizes, it was not an overnight commercial success. … Fifty years later it is considered by many to be the greatest novel in the SF canon, and has sold in millions around the world.”

Though Dune won the Nebula and Hugo awards, the two most prestigious science fiction prizes, it was

3 weeks agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Though Dune won the Nebula and Hugo awards, the two most prestigious science fiction prizes, it was not an overnight commercial success. Its fanbase built through the 60s and 70s, circulating in squats, communes, labs and studios, anywhere where the idea of global transformation seemed attractive. Read more...

Deadspin Actually, Cats Are Fine | io9 Eight Books You Need To Know About To Understand The Hugo Awa

4 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

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Eight Books You Need To Know About To Understand The Hugo Awards Snafu

4 weeks agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

This year’s Hugo Awards controversy is confusing. There are two kinds of puppies! Are the puppies against diversity, or literary snobbery? And so on. But really, this is all about books, and particularly what kind of books we’re supposed to celebrate. So here are eight books that can help you understand the Hugo mess. Read more...

Neil Gaiman Will Write Some Episodes Of "American Gods"

Author Neil Gaiman, whose first contribution to "Doctor Who" won a Hugo Award, will write episodes of the Starz fantasy, "down the line."

The Winners Of The 2015 Locus Awards Have Been Announced! 

last monthGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The speculative fiction award season is underway, and results of one of the major awards, the Locus, has been announced at this weekend’s Locus Awards Weekend in Seattle, Washington. After this year’s uproar over the Hugo Awards, it’s great to see a mix of excellent books get their due reward. Read more...

E Pluribus Hugo: Community Q&A

last monthGenres / Sci Fi : Making Light

After over 3000 messages and nearly two and half months of discussions, we have put together a simple Hugo Award...

Feedback: Letters to LJ, June 1, 2015 Issue

Representing small libraries, book kids like in schools, and Hugo Awards controversy in the letters to the editor from the June 1, 2015 issue of Library Journal

Female Sci-Fi Writers Nearly Sweep the 2015 Nebula Awards - Making Sad Puppies even more sad.... :(

2 months agoHumor / odd : Geekosystem

We've been hearing a lot lately about the presence of women, or lack thereof, on various ballots in various sci-fi literary competitions, not the least of which are the Hugos. Well, so far - in spite of everything, women are well-represented among award winners this season!

Tottenham Hotspur's End of 2014/15 Season Awards

After a season of brilliant highs and some frustrating lows, there is plenty to reflect on. The emergence of some excellent young players, the growth of others and the fantastic individual performances of Harry Kane, Hugo Lloris andShow More Summary

Someone Will Livetweet Vox Day's Debut Novel For Charity

2 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Before Theodore “Vox Day” Beale was the central figure in the Sad/Rabid Puppies Hugo Awards hacking, he wrote a series of religious-inspired fantasy novels for Pocket Books. And blogger Natalie Luhrs is going to live-tweet his debut novel, Eternal Warriors: The War in Heaven, for charity. Read more...

John Scalzi signs 10-year, $3.4-million book deal with Tor

Science fiction author John Scalzi has signed a $3.4-million book deal with Tor, the publisher announced Sunday. Scalzi is the bestselling author of "Old Man's War" and won the 2013 Hugo Award for best novel for "Redshirts."

Science Fiction Writer Signs a $3.4 Million Deal

John Scalzi’s books include a series known as the “Old Man’s War” and “Redshirts,” a Hugo award winner about characters on the original “Star Trek.”

The Hugo Award-Nominated Bspencer

Just kidding, I haven’t been nominated for a Hugo award; apparently they don’t give those out for writing smartass comments on political blogs. However, Apex Magazine is a Hugo award-nominated sci-fi/horror magazine…and I’m on this month’s cover. I’M OUTTA HERE, CHUMPS! Fame and fortune awaits.

Locus Award finalists announced

3 months agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

The Locus Award -- nominated and voted by science fiction fans -- has published a particularly fine shortlist this year (in contrast to the hijacked Hugo Award ballot); I'm extremely proud to see my novella The Man Who Sold the Moon from Hieroglyph on the list. Read the rest

It's About Ethics in Revolution

Like many who believe science fiction is a critical tool for engaging, head-on, our most pressing and complex issues, we are both baffled and depressed by the recent sabotage of the Hugo Awards ballot. The Hugos have honored some ofShow More Summary

I Am No Man: The Guardian Issues a Progress Report on Female Writers in Genre Fiction - Accio gender parity!

3 months agoHumor / odd : Geekosystem

In the wake of this year's controversial Hugo Awards ballot, science fiction and fantasy might seem less welcoming to women than ever--but according to The Guardian, 2015 will see an unprecedented number of female-written and female-centric genre books hitting our shelves.

Cover Art for Death’s End by Cixin Liu

Death’s End is the concluding volume to Cixin Liu’s critically acclaimed Remembrance of Earth’s Past, which began in 2008 with The Three-Body Problem, which is nominated this year for the Hugo Award for “Best Novel”, due to its first English release in 2014. Show More Summary

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