Monthly Archives: April 2013

The latest state of this year’s awards debate

Apparently, we’re still talking about the Hugo and Clarke Awards, so here are the latest links: At Tor.com, Niall Alexander offers a summary of the uproar surrounding this year’s all-male, all-white Clarke Award shortlist. There’s not a whole lot in … Continue reading

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Mixed Links – mostly SFF but not necessarily Hugo related

First of all, here is a signal boost. Ben Wolverton, the 16-year-old son of writer and teacher Dave Farland/Dave Wolverton, has been critically injured in a longboarding accident and is currently in a coma. The treatment costs are enormous and … Continue reading

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Award me, baby, one more time

Yes, we’re still talking about the Hugos and awards in general, though by now the discussion seems to have moved on from general complaining and whining to constructive criticism of how the Hugos could be fixed, provided one agrees that … Continue reading

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The Hugos, the Clarke Awards and what do you want, exactly?

We’re still talking about the Hugo awards and whether they are broken or not. Though as a bonus, we’re now talking about the Clarke awards and whether they are broken as well. So here are links to the latest posts … Continue reading

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Linkdump – One hundred percent Hugo and Clarke Award free

The hits on my Hugo reaction link round-up have gone through the roof thanks to links from John Scalzi, James Nicholls, Liz Bourke, Jay Lake, Radish Reviews, SF Signal and others. I’ll do another link round-up about the reactions to … Continue reading

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Hugo Nomination Reactions or Why the Fuck is this Controversial?

Odd. I’d have thought that this year’s Hugo shortlist was pretty much uncontroversial. I mean, we have a healthy representation of women and writers of colour, most of the nominations went to works and writers that are popular or at … Continue reading

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A quick thought on Game of Thrones

Just watched the first episode of season three of Game of Thrones. Tywin Lannister really is determined to win the unofficial Darth Vader Parenthood Award for the second year in a row, isn’t he?

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Some Reflections on Recent Awards and Nominations

The past week has been a good one for awards and nominations, because the shortlists and winners for several more or less prestigious awards have been announced. First of all, the nominations for the 2013 Hugo Awards have been announced. … Continue reading

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