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Some thoughts on the Hugo results

by Paul

Awards Categories: Awards

Two things jump out at you when you look at this year’s Hugo results. First: Practically all the winners were women. All the individual winners were women, and the group winners (Marjorie Liu & Sana Takeda for Best Graphic Story; Lynne M. Thomas, Michael Damien Thomas, Michi Trota, Julia Rios, Erika Ensign & Steven Schapansky […]

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The Hugos and the Puppies, again

by Paul

Awards Categories: Awards

Well, it seems that the invidious influence of the Sad and Rabid Puppies was rather more extensive than I thought. This analysis at File 770 shows that, in the Best Novel category, for instance, only The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin did not feature in either of the Puppies lists. Indeed, if you do not want […]

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Return of the Puppies

by Paul

As the deadline approaches for this year’s Hugo Award nominations, the Sad Puppies have once more stirred themselves. But this year, things are different. In what is, I am sure, an attempt to step away from the toxic brand they had become, they have not produced a slate, but rather a list of recommendations. In […]

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The Hugos and the Puppies, part 1

by Paul

Awards Categories: Awards

Connie Willis has turned down an invitation to present the Campbell Award at this year’s Hugo ceremony. Willis has won 10 Hugo Awards for her fiction, and has presented awards on numerous occasions. Turning down this invitation is a big deal. So what the hell is happening with the Hugos? There are huge numbers of […]

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