Tag Archives: 2015 Hugos

Hugo Awards Post-Mortem

The Post I Hoped I Wouldn’t Write. George R.R. Martin argued on his Not a Blog before the awards that if the Puppy nominees did not win, then they would have lost (you can tell he’s a sports fan). And … Continue reading

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On the Hugo Awards Controversy

I don’t care. I thought about making that my entire post, but it’s not quite true so I will say a few things. I also considered writing a very long post touching on any number of facets of the controversy. … Continue reading

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2015 Campbell Award for Best New Writer Ballot

The Campbell Award for Best New Writer is the Hugo, which isn’t a Hugo, which doesn’t make sense, so I’m going to call it a Hugo anyway. Voting closes on Friday, and as they say in post-apocalyptic Harlan, it’s not … Continue reading

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2015 Hugo Best Dramatic Presentation Long Form Ballot

There isn’t a bad movie in the lot this year, although I don’t know if I would rank any of the nominees over Mad Max: Fury Road or Ex Machina. Jurassic World would probably slide in just under Captain America: … Continue reading

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2015 Hugo Best Short Story Ballot

The Parliament of Beasts and Birds by John C. Wright There is a reason why speculative fiction magazines encourage writers not to submit stories with talking animals. What a wretched story this is. It is another deeply religious from Wright, … Continue reading

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2015 Hugo Best Novelette Ballot

Can we please let the best novelette category die?  Of the five nominees, three are or appear to be part of a serialized story.  Of the other two, one or both is really just a slightly longer short story.  The … Continue reading

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Review of The Journeyman: In the Stone House by Michael F. Flynn

The Journeyman: In the Stone House commits the same sin as Flow and Championship B’tok by telling only a piece of a larger story. But I give it a pass. Why? I could say that it sticks to one POV, … Continue reading

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