The Hugo Awards nominations were released this week, featuring some of the best and brightest works in science fiction and fantasy— most of which are relatively well known. Then, there’s one nominee for Best Novelette, a short story hardly anyone had even heard of... until now. It’s called Alien Stripper Boned From…
The finalists for the 2017 Hugo Awards have been announced, and the final voting process begins this week. The winners will be announced at the 75th World Science Fiction Convention in Helsinki, Finland, on August 11, 2017.
It’s been less than a day since Chuck Tingle lost at the Hugo Awards for his prized short story Space Raptor Butt Invasion, and he’s already being pounded in the butt by it.
The Hugo Awards proved once again that progress trumps nostalgia, as women, especially women of color, were the top winners of the night.
A lot of people in the scifi/fantasy fiction community are still hurting after two seasons of Hugo Awards drama, but another competition is trying to bridge the divide.
Today saw the release of this year’s Hugo Award nominations, with the big question being whether last year’s catastrofuck would be repeated. The answer is both yes and no.
The nominees for the 2016 Hugo Awards have been announced, with the ballot to select the winners opening in mid-May, 2016. We’ll find out the winners on August 20th.
If you bought a supporting membership to last year’s Worldcon in Spokane, have a membership for this year’s convention, MidAmeriCon II, or if you are a member of 2017's Worldcon, you can nominate your favorite works for this year’s Hugo Awards.
Nominations for science fiction and fantasy’s biggest award, the Hugo, are now open! If you had been a member of last year’s World Science Fiction Convention or are headed off to this year’s MidAmeriCon II or next year’s 75th WorldCon, you can cast a ballot.
This has been a tough year. Pop culture let us down in many ways, even as our political system and our social institutions revealed a deeper seam of ugliness. But speculative fiction still offers us hope: not just optimism about human ingenuity, but actual reasons to look forward and keep our heads up.
We all know about the Hugo Award finalists: the tiny handful of stories published every year that voters select above all others. But what about the other books recommended? A new anthology is set to highlight some of the other stories that don’t quite make it to the end.
This week’s stories are about what happens to humans when they reach out to the stars, and what happens when the stars come crashing into us. But before we get into the stories...
The Hugo Awards are over, and the result was a dramatic rejection of the two “Puppies” campaigns to pack the ballot with a narrow selection of authors. But what does it all mean, and what happens now? Some of science fiction and fantasy’s leading lights have been offering their opinions.
Last night, the Hugo Awards were handed out. And the fans rejected the attempt of a small minority to impose its ideology on the nominations via slate-voting. But last night, we also learned which works would have been on the ballot, if the nominations hadn’t been rigged.
After months of excitement and a wee bit of drama here and there, they’re finally here: the 2015 Hugo Awards! Because this is such a fascinating, unpredictable year, we’re going to liveblog the shit out of this one. Join us!
The people who stuffed the ballot at this year’s Hugo Awards nominations have made a number of arguments in favor of their actions. We shared some of those with you a while back. But there’s one argument that the Hugo saboteurs keep making which seems especially strong—except they already disproved it.
We’re now into the mid-1890s, and readers of science fiction at this time will be forgiven for thinking that they’re being rewarded for years of patience. The Age of the Storyteller, as Roger Lancelyn Green put it, has not yet reached science fiction—H.G. Wells is so far only publishing short stories—but the number of…
Science fiction books in 1893 are where science fiction film was in 1977. In both cases, the genre was... perhaps “in the doldrums” is too harsh a judgment. Certainly, enough significant work had appeared before 1893 and 1977 that one could, in those years, speak of the science fiction genre, in both media, as a…