• 2017 Hugo Reviews: Novelettes

    2017 Hugo Reviews: Novelettes0

    • July 7, 2017

    With my previous post having covered the Best Short Story finalists, it is time to move on to the category for stories between 7,500 and 17,500 words: Best Novelette.

  • 2017 Hugo Reviews: Short Stories

    2017 Hugo Reviews: Short Stories0

    • June 23, 2017

    It’s that time of the year again: the latest Hugo finalists have been unveiled, and enthusiasts across the net are picking their favourites and not-so-favourites. I shall begin my own four-part take with the Best Short Story category.

  • 2016 Without Rabid Puppies: The Hugos that Could Have Been

    2016 Without Rabid Puppies: The Hugos that Could Have Been10

    • August 25, 2016

    Following the Hugo Awards ceremony that was held on Saturday, the awards’ administrators released a PDF file with thorough breakdowns of the voting data. This means that we can get some idea of what the ballot would have looked like without interference from the Rabid Puppies campaign. Before we start, we will need to estimate the

  • 2016 Hugo Awards Winners: Dogged Determination

    2016 Hugo Awards Winners: Dogged Determination0

    • August 22, 2016

    The 2016 Hugo Awards were handed out on Saturday night, the voters having chosen their favourites from a controversial ballot that was heavily affected by the Rabid Puppies slating campaign.

  • Comics and Controversy at the 2016 Hugo Awards

    Comics and Controversy at the 2016 Hugo Awards1

    As anyone who follows the Hugo Awards will already be aware, the 2016 ballot was decided in large part by one man: Vox Day. As part of his Rabid Puppies campaign, the self-styled “national libertarian” provocateur sent his followers to vote for a slate that he himself assembled. The Rabid Puppies also affected last year’s Hugos;

  • 2016 Hugo Reviews: Novelettes

    2016 Hugo Reviews: Novelettes1

    Having covered the Hugo Awards’ Best Short Story finalists in my previous post, I shall now take a look at the five stories that are contending for the title of Best Novelette.