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Discussion in 'Science Fiction' started by Boreas, May 20, 2015.

  1. TomTB

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  2. kenubrion

    kenubrion Well-Known Member

    Thanks Tom! I really look forward to this. In fact I was doing wiki research on the award and its history just yesterday.

    I'm currently reading last year's winner, The Fifth Season, and it is fantastic. First Hugo winner I can recall feeling that deserved the award.
     
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  7. Boreas

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  8. Safari Bob

    Safari Bob Well-Known Member

  9. Boreas

    Boreas n log(log n) Staff Member

    I've been on the fence about trying this one out. There was so much hype around it, but when I read the description, it seemed completely filled with all the boring cliches to a t. I've heard it has good characterisation, but pretty much zero plot.
     
  10. Diziet Sma

    Diziet Sma Administrator Staff Member

    This is precisely what I have been told about this book. I still bought it for $1 though. I might have a go at it. Eventually.
     
  11. Safari Bob

    Safari Bob Well-Known Member

    The characters are the best part of the book but I read it as not too serious. I really enjoyed it for a buck. I never would have pegged the author for a Hugo nominee, though.
     
  12. Boreas

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    Best not to use awards as a yardstick for quality. In an age where new awards are created for every category or sub-category or sub-sub-category, and just about everyone seems to have been nominated for some award or the other, it all loses meaning. It's an award obsessed culture now as much as it is a celebrity obsessed one.
     
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  13. Safari Bob

    Safari Bob Well-Known Member

    I chuckled because I got an alert this morning saying that I won the "Keeps Coming Back" trophy.
     
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  14. Boreas

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    It seems the blog posts have not been updated for over two months. Here they are in one big list up to the most recent entry:

    Awards | 2017 Nebula Award Winners
    Awards | 2017 Sunburst Award Longlist Announced (for excellence in Canadian literature of the fantastic)
    Awards | 2017 Aurora Award Longlist (from the Canadian Fantasy and Science Fiction Association)
    Awards | 2017 Ditmar & Kurd LaƟwitz Preis Awards (Australian & German)
    Awards | Tidhar/Valente Win Campbell/Sturgeon Awards
    Awards | 2017 Sidewise Award Shortlists (alternate history)
    Awards | Catching Up: Awards (Locus, European SF Society Hall of Fame, SFRA, James White & Chesley winners)
    Awards | Whitehead Wins Clarke Award
    Awards | Awards Round-up (Sunburst shortlist + winners for Prometheus, Cordwainer Smith Rediscovery & Seiun Awards)
    Awards | 2017 Dragon Award / Dragon Awards Update
    Awards | 2017 Hugo Award Winners / Some Thoughts on the Hugo Results

    Lists | 18 Mainstream Authors Shortlisted for SF Awards
    Lists | 5 of the Best: Richard Cowper
    Lists | ...And SF Novels Shortlisted for Mainstream Awards
    Lists | 3 Books That Undermine Reality
    Lists | 5 of the Best: D. G. Compton

    Obituary: William Sanders (1942-2017)

    Miscellaneous | 5 One-off SF Ideas
    Miscellaneous | How to Build Your SF Reference Library: Modern Masters of Science Fiction (subject: monographs)
    Miscellaneous | An SF Brexit?
    Miscellaneous | The Best of the Year?

    Monthly Releases | 10 Books to Look Forward to in June
    Monthly Releases | 11 More Books to Enjoy in June
    Monthly Releases | Exciting New Books for July, Part 1
    Monthly Releases | Exciting New Books for July, Part 2
    Monthly Releases | Exciting New Books for August, Part 1
    Monthly Releases | Exciting New Books for August, Part 2

    Reviews | Rosewater by Tade Thompson
    Reviews | Childhood's End by Arthur C. Clarke
    Reviews | The City and the Stars by Arthur C. Clarke
    Reviews | The Rift by Nina Allen
    Reviews | 2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke

    Whew!
     
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  15. kenubrion

    kenubrion Well-Known Member

    Apparently the Hugo Award folks are trying to prove Vox Day's point by always giving the awards to women and the same women year after year, as noted in Paul's post at the 2017 Nebula Award link above. He makes no mention of the irony therein but it's glaring.
     

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