As the title says, this post is a trio of brief public service announcements.
For starters, voting for the 2021 Hugo Awards closes today. So if you’re a member of DisCon III and haven’t voted yet, you still have a few hours, so go here and vote.
As you probably know, I’m a Hugo finalist for Best Fan Writer this year and of course, I’d be honoured if you were to vote for me. But if you’d rather vote for one of my most excellent fellow finalists, that’s okay as well, because they all do great work.
While we’re on the subject of the Hugos, issue 59 of the Hugo-nominated and Hugo-winning fanzine Journey Planet is available and the theme is – yes – the Hugos.
I have an article in this issue and talk about one of my favourite Hugo winning stories of all time, “Ill Met in Lankhmar” by Fritz Leiber, winner of the 1971 Hugo Award (and Nebula Award) for Best Novella.
It’s been a while since I last watched Orion all the way through, but while I of course remembered that this is the episode featuring Margot Trooger as the ruler of the planet of the women, I had completely forgotten that “Battle for the Sun” also has a global warming plot – in 1966. Plus, Tamara Jagellovsk comments on Commander Cliff Alister McLane’s kissing abilities.