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On being a loser


I see something from John ONeill on File 770 about the costs of being a loser in the 2015 Hugo Awards that bears consideration. ONeill notes that in several categories, being a loser means the author or editor lost to “no award,” which isn’t the best thing to put on a list of credits. 151 more words

Hugo Awards

Hugos! and NecronomiCon!

The Hugo Awards were last night. I did not stay up to watch the livestream because I’m an old lady (they didn’t even START until 11pm EDT). 810 more words

Writing

Hugo Awards Best Fan Writer Category

Even after all this time, I’m still trying to nail down a definition in my mind of what “Best Fan Writer” really means. So today, I’m going to try to define it for myself, and if that definition helps others, so be it! 1,211 more words

Books

"A starship, not a nuclear missile"

I’m heading out to the airport soon, but I thought I’d mention some of the updates to the Hugo Awards controversy that have happened in the last few days. 620 more words

Writing

Who's This Hugo Guy Who Made Everyone Angry?

As a number of people have been religiously watching, posting, counter-posting, fisking, counterfisking, and generally stirring the pot, I thought I’d give a broad strokes overview of what’s going on for those of you who haven’t been watching this unfold from early on.   1,569 more words

Science Fiction

The Noise of Distant Battle

I have been watching, from something of a distance, the controversy over the Hugo nominations for this year. The nominees are largely, if not wholly, composed of a slate put together by… 548 more words

Writing

I Volunteer to Master the Ceremony

I was working out some thoughts on the 2015 Hugo nomination short list when it occurred to me, “This year is your year to host the awards ceremony.” In fact, what better year could there be? 399 more words

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