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  • Capt. Xerox

    Capt. Xerox 4:33 pm on April 15, 2021 Permalink |
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    I just realized that all of the nominees for this year’s best novel Hugo Award are women. Is that a first? https://t.co/pqnlclRNxG

    Hugo Awards

     
  • Capt. Xerox

    Capt. Xerox 5:04 pm on March 9, 2021 Permalink |
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    This year’s Saturn nominees are out. Here are the picks for best #scifi #film of the year:

    Ad Astra
    Gemini Man
    Lucy in the Sky
    Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker
    Tenet
    Terminator: Dark Fate

    What’s your vote?

    Rise of Skywalker

     
  • Capt. Xerox

    Capt. Xerox 4:25 pm on August 3, 2020 Permalink |
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    I’m back home from the cottage and have an internet connection so I can catch up on the list of this year’s Hugo Awards winners. Not having read any of the nominees, I have no opinions , but it gives me more titles for my TBR list! https://t.co/RBVlcsg122

     
  • Capt. Xerox

    Capt. Xerox 9:30 pm on April 9, 2020 Permalink
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    It’s hard to know if this year’s #Worldcon in #NewZealand is going to happen, but we do know that the #Hugo and Retro Hugo finalists have been announced. Sadly, I think I’ve read more of the retro nominees than the works from last year. https://t.co/pKRykDSFli

     
  • Capt. Xerox

    Capt. Xerox 7:41 pm on February 22, 2020 Permalink
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    I’m officially out of touch with today’s #scifi scene. I just went through the list of 2019 Nebula Awards finalists and the only name I recognized was Ted Chiang’s! https://t.co/cRpE6jxHdS

     
  • Capt. Xerox

    Capt. Xerox 11:34 pm on January 25, 2020 Permalink
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    Reading about how the Aurora Awards have been fostering #Canada‘s #scifi community for 40 years. Sad to say that I’ve only read 5 of the best novel winners over those decades. https://t.co/uCiaHUYKfc

     
  • Capt. Xerox

    Capt. Xerox 10:06 pm on September 9, 2019 Permalink
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    The John W. Campbell Award is being renamed because he was a racist, apparently. https://t.co/ePFEyB043K

     
  • Capt. Xerox

    Capt. Xerox 4:02 pm on August 26, 2019 Permalink
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    I wasn’t paying attention, but the 2019 Hugo Awards were handed out on the weekend. https://t.co/AshptFHtij

     
  • Capt. Xerox

    Capt. Xerox 9:46 pm on May 20, 2019 Permalink
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    While catching up on the list of 2019 Nebula Award winners, I wondered when I last read a novel that won the award and see it was as recently as 2012. At least it was within the last decade. https://t.co/G0FHGaMX8u

     
  • Capt. Xerox

    Capt. Xerox 12:20 pm on April 14, 2019 Permalink
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    Just reading the list of #Hugo Awards finalists for 2019, but am so out of touch with today’s #scifi that I don’t recognize any of them. I think I’m more in tune with the nominees for the 1944 Retro Hugos. 🙁 https://t.co/ApLxefZCVQ

     
  • Capt. Xerox

    Capt. Xerox 9:23 pm on May 24, 2018 Permalink
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    In case you missed the list of this year’s Nebula winners like I did, then here they are. https://t.co/zffOiGazmQ

     
  • Capt. Xerox

    Capt. Xerox 11:46 am on April 6, 2018 Permalink
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    I can’t remember a time when I was less excited about the release of the list of Hugo Award nominees. https://t.co/yDsgoZxxdT

     
  • Capt. Xerox

    Capt. Xerox 3:17 pm on March 5, 2018 Permalink
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    I was completely wrong about Shape of Water winning the Best Picture Oscar. I guess I was deceived because I thought it so unremarkable.

     
  • Capt. Xerox

    Capt. Xerox 3:17 pm on March 5, 2018 Permalink
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    I have my doubts that ‘The Shape Of Water’ will break the #scifi losing streak for Best Picture #Oscar Sunday night. https://t.co/cmDj65R7En

     
  • Capt. Xerox

    Capt. Xerox 9:48 pm on September 19, 2017 Permalink
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    Lots of people watch the #Emmys, but it turns out most people don’t actually watch Emmy-Nominated Shows. https://t.co/mqvGaDtDGE

     
  • Capt. Xerox

    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

      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.

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      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

    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

    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

    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

    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

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

      As you well know, Gattaca should be number 1!

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        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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

     
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