Daily Archives: August 17, 2014

Thoughts On the Hugo Awards, 2014

In no particular order (and for reference, the winners are here): 1. I am super-delighted that the Hugo Best Novel Award went to Ancillary Justice. One, because it’s fantastic, but two, because I feel entirely unwarranted pride in Ann Leckie’s career, because I gave her her first professional sale, and was delighted to give Ancillary […]

Read More

Get Out Your Bingo Card

Meanwhile, somewhere on the Internet, I suspect there’s a tune going on right now that sounds a little something like this. WE ARE GOING TO MAKE THE HUGO SLATE A REFERENDUM ON THE FUTURE OF SCIENCE FICTION(loses)THE HUGOS DON'T MATTER ANYWAY — John Scalzi (@scalzi) August 17, 2014 I NEVER WANTED THE AWARD THAT'S WHY I'VE […]

Read More

The 2014 Hugo Award Winners

This is one of the best slates ever. Info taken from here. Full ballot results are here. The 72nd World Science Fiction Convention, Loncon 3, has announced the 2014 Hugo Award winners. 3587 valid ballots were received and counted in the final ballot. BEST NOVEL Ancillary Justice, by Ann Leckie (Orbit US / Orbit UK) BEST […]

Read More

The Last Day of Summer Vacation

A pretty clear signal from nature that summer is wrapping up, just in time for Athena to start school tomorrow. The forecast for next week: Rain, every day through to Saturday. Yup. Summer’s done.

Read More