Hey, Mom! Talking to My Mother #416 - HUGO STUFF - 2016
In my continuing efforts to share a variety of content and to bring news to both you, Mom, (though you may not care), and my small huddle of readers, here's some content related to the People's Choice Awards of science fiction: The Hugo Awards, which are awarded each year at the Worldcon science fiction convention.
Last year, I wrote about the Hugo Awards flap in two key entries:
HEY MOM #45
HEY MOM #95
For those who read, or those who care, there was a whole flap over the last few years that really came to a head last year with a group called Sad Puppies and another called Rabid Puppies, who were both trying to advance an agenda by affecting voting for the Hugo Awards.
It's an interesting (well, interesting to me) polemic in the science fiction fan world. My main resource for news on the Hugo nonsense is John Scalzi. Several links below and the main content of this post -- republished with credit -- come from his blog. I also have a few other informational links here from GRRM (George RR Martin) and the LA Times. I also added my message back to John, whose blog I read avidly.
Not much else to say here. Explore if you wish, dear reader, or otherwise note that this is a repository for me to reference all this information.
The Hugo Awards were given out last week, and the list can be found here at LOCUS HUGO RESULTS, which is also linked in John's article. I am keen to read the best winning novel by NK Jemisin, The Fifth Season and the novella:
- Binti, Nnedi Okorafor (Tor.com)
The long and short is that science fiction is alive and well, growing more diverse all the time, and the puppies were unable to destroy it. Yay!!
But perhaps the greatest takeaway here for readers is that this post features some great reading. Time to get busy.
HERE'S A BUNCH OF LINKS TO THE LEAD UP TO THIS YEAR'S AWARDS.
POST HUGO REPORT SCALZI (LINK TO TEXT BELOW)
Gum on the Shoe of History, or, Why the Hugos Are Still Not Destroyed
Reflect and connect.
Have someone give you a kiss, and tell you that I love you.
Talk to you tomorrow, Mom.
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NOTE on time: When I post late, I had been posting at 7:10 a.m. because Google is on Pacific Time, and so this is really 10:10 EDT. However, it still shows up on the blog in Pacific time. So, I am going to start posting at 10:10 a.m. Pacific time, intending this to be 10:10 Eastern time. I know this only matters to me, and to you, Mom. But I am not going back and changing all the 7:10 a.m. times. But I will run this note for a while. Mom, you know that I am posting at 10:10 a.m. often because this is the time of your death.