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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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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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So, the Sad Puppies Then… Part One: The Origins Of Science Fiction

I promised to talk about the “sad puppy slate” for the Hugos, because I think this is something that a lot of people who aren’t reading my Hugo posts might find interesting. So let’s talk about the origins of science … 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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Hugo Blogging: Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form

Or “Which episode of Doctor Who by Steven Moffat will win this year?” Of the six nominees in this category, four are Doctor Who or Doctor Who-related. This is simply ridiculous. Even as a Doctor Who fan (albeit not much … Continue reading

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