Posts Tagged: Hugo Awards

Interweb is in the Hugos’ Megahurtz

So, some news happened today. Speculative Fiction 2012: The Best Online Reviews, Essays and Commentary has been nominated for the Hugo Award for Best Related Work of 2013. [Editor's note: IS SOMEONE SCREWING WITH ME?!?] Although my name is on it, next to one of the finest bloggers in the field, Jared Shurin, I feel we can… Read more »

Hugo Time: Let’s Get Nominating

Do I have a problem with how the Hugos are conducted? Yup. Do I still think they’re important? Yup. Is it intellectually dishonest of me to hold both of these positions simultaneously? Double-yup. When has being wrong stopped me before? I’m pretty sure Liz Bourke has coined the phrase, “Justin Landon is wrong on the… Read more »

Mission Statement: The Hugos and Worldcon Aren’t What I Expected, Etc.

If the World Science Fiction Society (WSFS) wanted to call me a hater, I would be inclined to agree. I have been one of the Hugo Awards’ hugest detractors in recent years with blog post after blog post excoriating the WSFS for their silly rules, the award for its myopic view, and the voters for their… Read more »

Can we stop talking about the Hugos now?

This polemic will begin with something of a hyperbole. The Hugos are utter twaddle. Although the Hugos present the image of something more cosmopolitan or representative than the standard convention award, it’s becoming increasingly apparent every year that, despite being the most recognizable award in science fiction and fantasy cultural awareness, the Hugos are nothing more than… Read more »

My Hugo Votes

Back in June, I posted my Hugo Nominees. Suffice to say, almost nothing I nominated made the final ballot. That was disappointing, particularly because what was ultimately nominated hardly represents the best work done in 2011. But, as a Chicon 7 Supporting Member, I have a vote and I used it. Below are the categories I… Read more »

Hugo Awards 2012 – Best Short Story

After my weekend piece on the Hugo Short Lists, I decide to jump right into a category I’m not as well versed in — Best Short Story. I read shorts from time to time, but rarely is it part of my weekly reading. This year’s list for best short story includes: stalwart Mike Resnick with… Read more »

Comments on the Hugo Short Lists

Last night the Hugo Awards announced their shortlists for 2012. I find myself fairly disappointed across the board, which is unfortunate and expected. In fact, of all the nominations I myself made, only a small handful made the short lists — Stina Leicht for the Campbell, Patrick Nielson Hayden for Editor (Long Form),  SF Signal… Read more »