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Hugo Blogging: Retro-Hugo Novellas

I won’t be able to get all of the retro-Hugo material read before the closing date for voting (I’ve had health problems which mean my ability to concentrate has been diminished, and which also mean that I sadly won’t be … Continue reading

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Hugo Blogging: Retro-Hugo Short Stories

I will not publicly be blogging about the best semiprozine and best editor short form categories in the Hugos, as I occasionally submit stories to those markets, and it would feel like a conflict of interest. I’ll be voting for … Continue reading

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Hugo Blogging Best Novel Redux: Parasite by Mira Grant

When I wrote about the candidates for the Best Novel Hugo a few weeks ago, I judged a couple of the books on the basis of, not the full novel, but rather an excerpt. The three books published by Orbit … Continue reading

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So, The Sad Puppies Then: Part The Final — What’s Happening Now

(NB, this is written on not enough sleep, so my apologies if it’s gibberish…) OK, so to recap, what we’ve established so far: Science fiction grew up from two traditions, the Menippean satire and pulp fiction, which both have a … Continue reading

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So, The Sad Puppies, Then: 3 of 4 — “Libertarian” Authoritarians And Pulp

So, before we get to the actual point of this — the uproar in science fiction fandom about a number of books nominated for the Hugo Awards — let’s have a look at the list of libertarian policy positions supported … Continue reading

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Hugo Blogging: Best Graphic Story

Remember when this used to be a comics blog? Those of you who thought my other Hugo blog posts were a little grumpy might want to look away, because not only am I in a bad mood for unrelated reasons, … Continue reading

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Hugo Blogging: Best Novel

The annoying thing about this category is that it’s the perfect storm of all the controversies surrounding the Hugo awards. It’s the category in which three of the five nominees are only represented in the Hugo Packet by 70-page extracts … Continue reading

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