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Some Comments on the 1943 Retro Hugo Award Winners

Before the main event on Sunday, the 1943 Retro Hugos were awarded last night at WorldCon 76 in San José, California. The full list of winners may be found here. The full detailed results of the votes and nominations may … Continue reading

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The 2018 Dragon Award Nominees and the Rise of the Kindle Unlimited Writing Factories

For the third time in a row, Dragon Con, a big media con in Atlanta, Georgia, has enlivened the dead period just before WorldCon starts and the Hugo winners are announced, by announcing the nominees for the Dragon Awards. You … Continue reading

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Reactions to the 2017 Nebula Award Winners

Last week, I posted my own comments and reactions to the 2017 Nebula Award winners. Now here is a round-up of reactions from around the web. It’s fairly short, because there wasn’t a whole lot of discussion about this year’s … Continue reading

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Some Reactions to the 2018 Hugo Award Finalists

For my own take on the 2018 Hugo Award finalists as well as the 1943 Retro Hugo Awards finalists, go here. Meanwhile, reactions from around the Internet are trickling in, though the debate seems rather muted this year, compared to … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts on the Hugo Award Finalists, Part II: The 2018 Hugos

For my comments on the 1943 Retro Hugo Awards, go here. Meanwhile, here are my comments on the main event (sorry, long dead authors, filmmakers, artists and fans of 1942), the 2018 Hugo Award finalists. For other comments on the … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts on the 2017 Nebula Award Nominees

The nominees for the 2017 Nebula Awards have been announced today. At Barnes & Noble, Joel Cunningham offers an overview of the nominees and shares his thoughts on the nominated novels and at File 770, JJ shares some links to … Continue reading

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In Defence of Wallpaper Science Fiction

A few days ago, Paul Weimer pointed me on Twitter to this post by Charles Stross in which Stross laments the current state of the science fiction genre, because a lot of SF writers these days focus more on plot, … Continue reading

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Nobel Honours for SFF Writers and More on the Latest Round of Romance Bashing

First of all, the 2017 Nobel Prize for Literature has been awarded to Kazuo Ishiguro. This is not a name I was hoping for (my personal Nobel Prize wishlist is topped by Ursula K. Le Guin, Margaret Atwood and Thomas … Continue reading

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Romance Bashing: The New York Times Edition

The New York Times now has a review round-up column for new romance novels, just as it already has one for crime fiction and one for science fiction and fantasy. This is a good thing. However, while the SFF column … Continue reading

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2017 Dragon Awards Reactions

I already posted my own reactions to the 2017 Dragon Awards, so here are some reactions from around the web: At Women Write About Comics, Doris V. Sutherland offers a detailed summary and analysis of the 2017 Dragon Awards and … Continue reading

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