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  • Capt. Xerox 1:33 am on February 8, 2012 Permalink
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    Kudos to author Gene Wolfe for his nomination to Chicago’s Literary Hall of Fame. He’s more than worthy of the honour. http://t.co/p8Dr8F2X

     
  • Capt. Xerox 1:21 am on February 8, 2012 Permalink
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    John Scalzi solicits suggestions for 2011 works that are Nebula-worthy. Lots of interesting choices to consider. http://t.co/MkuO3OTn

     
  • Capt. Xerox 3:36 pm on January 26, 2012 Permalink
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    Today was the day that they announced the Academy Awards nominations for motion pictures and, as usual, science fiction films didn't get much attention apart from the obligatory effects and sound awards. It's probably just as well since last year's crop of sci-fi films wasn't particularly great.
    Not that genre fans care that much about their favourites always being snubbed for the Oscars. We do have our own awards, after all, especially for books.
    For example, there are the Hugo Awards for which nominations are now being accepted. I don't know which books will ultimately end up on the ballot, but other award short lists are often good indicators.
    One such list is from the British Science Fiction Association Awards. Their list of nominees was recently released. I have a strong suspicion that China MiƩville's Embassytown will make it to this year's Hugos list.
    The other big book award, of course, is the Nebula. During that ceremony, the Science Fiction Writers of America also honour one of their own as a grandmaster, which is a sort of honorary title that recognizes an author's distinguished career. This year's grandmaster is none other than Connie Willis who is no stranger to awards, having pretty much set the record for most wins.
    Recently, I encountered yet another award designed to celebrate excellence in genre fiction. These prizes are known as The Kitschies and are sponsored by a rum company. I'm not sure where they fit on the spectrum of honours, but it's always nice for authors to be recognized.
    Is there any lesser-known award that guides you in your selection of reading material, movie or TV watching?

     
  • Capt. Xerox 8:20 pm on January 23, 2012 Permalink
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    First I’ve ever heard of The Kitschies. Not sure I see the point of them, but winning prizes is always nice. http://t.co/DnLP0P89

     
  • Capt. Xerox 3:47 pm on January 19, 2012 Permalink
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    As a long-time Connie Willis fan, I am pleased she was honoured with by the SFWA with the Grand Master Award. http://t.co/Lt5uttqL

     
  • Capt. Xerox 12:38 pm on October 13, 2011 Permalink
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    Is the Asimov name losing its lustre? A writing award named after him that was aimed at undergrads has been renamed. http://t.co/H1jZACsv

     
  • Capt. Xerox 8:35 pm on August 21, 2011 Permalink
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    I only managed to read one of this year’s Hugo nominated novels, figuring it would be the winner and it was. http://ow.ly/68OJL

     
  • Capt. Xerox 3:34 pm on July 20, 2011 Permalink
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    Did you miss the results of the Constellation Awards for Excellence in Film & TV Science Fiction? I just spotted them at http://ow.ly/5J77y

     
  • Capt. Xerox 4:24 pm on June 2, 2011 Permalink
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    The Chesley Awards for best sci-fi illustration don’t get nearly enough recognition. Here are this year’s nominees. http://ow.ly/58FJn

     
  • Capt. Xerox 2:00 am on May 10, 2011 Permalink
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    Just reading Ansible 286. Love Langford’s comment on not getting a Hugo nod: “So long, and thanks for all the rockets.” http://ow.ly/4QPKc

     
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