Tag: Hugo Awards

Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. The Crimes of George R. R. Martin

 

or, In Which I Defend the Indefensible Man

If you follow the Hugos any more, which I don’t, you’d learn that popular author George R. R. Martin has stirred up quite the hornet’s nest. He’s being denounced as a racist, different types of -phobes, and others. His crime? He mispronounced artists’ names and he dared praised dead white men for their contributions in the past. Most notably, he talked quite a bit about John W. Campbell, editor of Analog magazine, and also Robert Heinlein, one of the winningest authors of the Hugo awards. For those who have claimed the Hugos as their own private club, this was unacceptable. And so Cancel Culture goes for George R. R. Martin not for failing to finish his series, but instead for Wrongthink.

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Those of you who are science fiction fans probably know about the Hugo Awards. If you don’t, these are nominated and voted on by the members of the current World Science Fiction Convention. So I thought it might be interesting to talk a little about the nominated works and tell you how I voted. There […]

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A while ago I posted about the Sad Puppies controversy, where a group of conservatives took over the nomination process of the Hugo Awards, the highest profile awards in science fiction. The outcome of the voting is that the anti-Puppies group organized a successful No Award campaign as explained in a post by Hank Rhody. […]

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The Hugo Awards in science fiction have turned into an overt tug of war between left and right wingers. Conservatives have organized themselves into the “Sad Puppies” and won big in the Hugo voting. This has upset some very upsettable people. The Sad Puppies imbroglio is complicated, so this is going to be long. To […]

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