Category Archives: Hugo Awards

2016 Hugo Awards – Former “Alas” Blogger N.K. Jemisin Wins Best Novel Hugo! Also, Rabid Puppies Nominees Tank, and E Pluribus Hugo passes

Congratulations to N.K. Jemisin for her well-deserved Hugo Award for her novel The Fifth Season. “Alas” readers with long memories may recall that we were lucky enough to see some of N.K.’s posts here (under the name “Nojojojo”). They were … Continue reading

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Help Send Voting Systems Nerd Jameson Quinn to Worldcon

I’ve been remiss in not pointing to this post on File 770, in which Jameson Quinn thoroughly outlines the various options people are mulling over for saving the Hugo Awards from voting slates and harassment. If this is an issue … Continue reading

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EPH Not Effective Enough; Other Options Considered

I wanted to point to three good posts at File 770, for those of you who are following the ongoing Hugo Awards mess. First, Analyzing EPH. Bruce Schneier, based on an academic paper co-written by Jameson Quinn, wrote this post … Continue reading

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Hugo Nominations Are Out, And The Rabid Puppies Dominated The List. A Few Thoughts.

Spacefaring Kittens publishes the list of nominees (marking which ones came from the Rabid Puppies list, which is most of them), and comments: …How about just no awarding the shit and ignoring the troll’s trolling? I’m basically with this view … Continue reading

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Don’t Be Fooled – Kate Paulk’s Kinder, Gentler Sad Puppy Slate Is Still A Slate.

The Hugo Awards – are we all sick to death of my posting about the Hugo Awards? Hell yes, you say? Well, can we can stand one more post on the subject? Okay, then! – are voted on in two … Continue reading

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The Stories That Should Have Been 2015 Hugo Nominees, With Links

Tobias Buckell posted this compilation of the Hugo nominees that would have been if the nomination process hadn’t been hijacked with slate voting. One of the most unfair things about the use of slates this year, is that many stories … Continue reading

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Hugo Awards Are In; Puppies Lose Big; The Alternative Nominees; E Pluribus Hugo Proposal Passes Its First Vote

Best Novel – The Three Body Problem by Cixin Liu, translated by Ken Liu (Tor Books) Best Novella – No Award Best Novelette – “The Day the World Turned Upside Down” by Thomas Olde Heuvelt (Lightspeed, April 2014) Best Short … Continue reading

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Hugo 2014 Graphic Story Nominees

The Graphic Story Nominees are a nearly puppy-free category; four of the five nominees didn’t come from puppies. The five nominated works are (in order of my ranking): Sex Criminals Volume 1: One Weird Trick, written by Matt Fraction, art … Continue reading

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A Quick Primer For Those Who Wonder What The Issue With Slate Voting And The Hugo Awards Is

This post is for those who have heard about the controversy over slate voting and the Hugo Awards, but don’t know exactly what that means in the context of the Hugos. I’m going to simplify for the sake of (relative) … Continue reading

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In Which Amp Realizes That Two Arguments That Frustrate Me Are Actually The Same

As regular readers know (and by “know,” I mean, “are probably sick of hearing”), I’m against it when folks organize to economically punish others for their political views. Very frequently, when I write or talk about this, I’ll run into … Continue reading

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