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  • Capt. Xerox 8:53 am on August 13, 2017 Permalink |
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    Just saw that N.K. Jemisin won the Hugo for best novel again. Book one of the trilogy won last year and book two this year. Will book three win next year? Should the award be only given out to standalone books and series be only eligible for the new best series award?https://t.co/x4uzz047wR

     
    • Capt. Xerox 8:32 pm on August 15, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I couldn’t say as I’m not familiar with the author or the series so am no judge of its quality. Given the shenanigans in recent years over the voting process, it’s hard to know.

      Speaking of Lois, she was able to win the first “best series” award this year which will be a permanent award moving forward. The rule is the series must have a minimum of 3 books and one of them must have been published in the previous year.

    • Lazarus 7:26 pm on August 13, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I’m wondering if this is due to the second novel really being “up there” in terms of quality or a fandom large following for the series as could be argued for Lois McMaster Bujold’s Hugo run for the Vorkosigan series way back in the day. Not that they were bad, but “the best”?

  • Capt. Xerox 11:39 am on April 5, 2017 Permalink
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    Just catching up on this year's 2017 Hugo Award Finalists. Looks like those Rabid puppies are still at it. https://t.co/LXM0Ge7zRz

     
  • Capt. Xerox 9:09 pm on March 7, 2017 Permalink
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    Are you up to date on your Nebula, Bradbury and Norton Awards nominees for 2016? Here they all are. https://t.co/2gNGzmzUiL

     
  • Capt. Xerox 9:08 pm on March 7, 2017 Permalink
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    Do science fiction movies actually get snubbed at the Oscars? Maybe they just don't win because other movies are better. https://t.co/J3ilo7lNRZ

     
  • Capt. Xerox 10:26 am on February 15, 2017 Permalink
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    Do you agree with this ranking of the 9 science fiction movies that have been nominated for a Best Picture Oscar? https://t.co/5gQgU6nfrs

     
    • Lazarus 11:31 am on February 15, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      As you well know, Gattaca should be number 1!

      • Capt. Xerox 1:14 pm on February 15, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        That’s the year that Titanic won for best picture. No way anything was going to beat that movie, although Gattaca did get a nomination that year for art direction.

        The link above looks at sci-fi movies that were actually nominated for best picture and ranks them from worst to best. Not really sure about their rankings, though.

  • Capt. Xerox 2:18 pm on January 26, 2017 Permalink
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    Will The 'Arrival' be the first science fiction film to win the Best Picture Oscar? I wouldn't bet a lot of money on it. https://t.co/4ao0E8VeGo

     
  • Capt. Xerox 10:59 pm on November 18, 2016 Permalink
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    Arrival is this year's science fiction hope for the Best Picture Oscar, just like The Martian, Interstellar and Gravity were in previous years. https://t.co/roUuLAgTAL

     
  • Capt. Xerox 1:58 pm on October 21, 2016 Permalink
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    These are the reasons science fiction can't win major literary awards. https://t.co/cQA437Cc1y

     
  • Capt. Xerox 9:40 pm on September 12, 2016 Permalink
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    In case you haven't noticed, Chinese science fiction novels and stories are growing in popularity and winning awards. https://t.co/NmEH0pWFRh

     
  • Capt. Xerox 10:07 pm on August 25, 2016 Permalink
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    Here's how the Puppies siege of the Hugos is like Donald Trump's own presidential campaign. https://t.co/IHcRznWxlL

     
  • Capt. Xerox 9:28 am on August 23, 2016 Permalink
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    Just checking on the list of this year's Hugo Awards winners. As it is the current year, women won big. https://t.co/Pn26LPm3hU

     
  • Capt. Xerox 10:38 pm on June 8, 2016 Permalink
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    Welcome speculative fiction's latest awards, The Sputniks. Are they aspiring to be the new Hugos? https://t.co/14kbS4wEMi

     
  • Capt. Xerox 9:09 pm on May 16, 2016 Permalink
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    This year's Nebulas were all won by women. I guess that's what happens when no puppies, sad or rabid, get to vote. https://t.co/3MxofmuFeV

     
  • Capt. Xerox 11:05 pm on April 26, 2016 Permalink
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    The final nominees for the 2016 Hugo Awards have been named, although not without controversy. https://t.co/jkRGeZeUDz

     
    • Jeffrey Allan Boman 1:35 pm on April 30, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      There will be more “No Award” ‘wins’ again… sad for those who deserve the nom. The Puppies didn’t get the message, and the PIC didn’t fix the loophole.

      • Lazarus 4:17 pm on May 3, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        I’ve been told that there were changes for the voting rules that were proposed at the last Worldcon, but it takes to consecutive Worldcon sessions to ratify those changes. Not sure what rules changes they requested but I am curious. Trying to get Can-con to hold a panel discussing this but there is some reluctance to discuss, fearing it may turn ugly/political.

    • Lazarus 3:36 pm on April 28, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Ah yes. The Sad Puppies and Rabid puppies are at it again. I think this battle will be around for a while. Sadly, for some authors, getting ‘blessed” by one of these groups puts them between a rock and a hard place when they don’t even agree with the movements backing them. One has already asked to be left off the ballot again this year.

  • Capt. Xerox 3:38 pm on March 13, 2016 Permalink
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    Up and Coming: Stories by the 2016 Campbell-Eligible Authors is a free e-book download until March 31. https://t.co/2wjev0Ygpw

     
  • Capt. Xerox 12:06 pm on February 28, 2016 Permalink
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    Ranking the best science fiction best picture nominees of the last decade. Does Beasts of the Southern Wild really count? https://t.co/xrkjYVyTUt

     
  • Capt. Xerox 11:36 am on February 26, 2016 Permalink
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    Why has no science fiction movie ever won the Best Picture Oscar? https://t.co/H7rnQajg3D

     
  • Capt. Xerox 10:19 am on January 15, 2016 Permalink
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    Why wasn't Star Wars nominated for best picture? Because there were better movies, maybe? https://t.co/MkMAppwaxr

     
  • Capt. Xerox 9:50 pm on November 17, 2015 Permalink
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    There are ton of books and stories on the SFWA's Nebula reading list. https://t.co/ASTRh9Ur6w

     
  • Capt. Xerox 9:19 am on October 8, 2015 Permalink
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    Will The Martian be the first science fiction film to win the Oscar for best picture? Dream on. http://t.co/Hx5GQAvn7E

     
  • Capt. Xerox 11:34 am on August 28, 2015 Permalink
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    Hugo Award winner Liu Cixin is in it for the beer money. http://t.co/6qblS27eEd #scifi

     
  • Capt. Xerox 9:28 am on August 24, 2015 Permalink
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    Wired has the best write-up on what happened at this year’s Hugos and why it matters. http://ow.ly/Rhma6

     
    • Jeffrey Allan Boman 3:22 pm on August 29, 2015 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I debated starting another, all-inclusive group called the Healthy Cats, but that would be sinking to their level.

      That people came to vote in droves just to defeat both Puppies groups makes me proud.

      The only thing I don’t like about this piece is the same as with others: the condescending tone to SF fans.

  • Capt. Xerox 9:51 am on June 29, 2015 Permalink
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    How many of this year's Saturn Award Winners have you seen? http://t.co/Xqd3HDhC2l

     
  • Capt. Xerox 2:17 pm on June 8, 2015 Permalink
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    If the shenanigans surrounding the Hugos has you disillusioned, then here are the latest Nebula award winners. http://t.co/ZIdNCilwDx

     
  • Capt. Xerox 11:35 am on April 5, 2015 Permalink
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    It's interesting to watch battling voting blocs attempt to manipulate the Hugo Awards. It’s getting to the point where I care less and less about who wins them. http://t.co/R1FaDLkfM4

     
    • Jeffrey Allan Boman 4:02 pm on April 26, 2015 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I just read this article (April 26, 2015). Personally, I think that personal politics shouldn’t mix with the fiction. That was why the last L. Ron Hubbard series was so bad (I won’t go on my Scientology rant…) Politics and cliques should not matter for the Hugo; good writing should.

    • Lazarus 3:24 pm on April 9, 2015 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Fascinating read. Their has always been a ‘clique’ factor and ‘who’s got the most fans willing to poney a nomination and/or vote’ factor to these awards. Not siding with either, I don’t see anything wrong going on here other than a few people rocking the craddle. I lost a lot of interest when pure fantasy (Harry Potter) started being nominated and winning. A lot of great novels have won, and I’ll always be curious regarding winners and nominees, but that about it. I have long set aside my pocket ‘Hugo’ list and trying to read all those books. I like the fact that this controversy may lead to lesser acclaimed (but perhaps just as deserving) writers will be read. The long term effect… we’ll just have to wait and see.

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