• 2017 Dragon Awards Are No Longer Puppy Awards

    2017 Dragon Awards Are No Longer Puppy Awards3

    This weekend saw the second iteration of the Dragon Awards, a cross-media celebration of science fiction and fantasy held by Dragon Con in Atlanta. Decided through a free online poll, the awards purport to represent the tastes of SF/F fandom as a whole. Despite their recent vintage, the Dragon Awards already have a rocky history. Last year, the

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  • Winners Announced for Inaugural Dragon Awards – Or Should that be Puppy Awards?

    Winners Announced for Inaugural Dragon Awards – Or Should that be Puppy Awards?6

    The inaugural Dragon Awards have taken place at DragonCon, with fifteen works of science fiction and fantasy across the fields of literature, comics, film, television, and gaming being honored with fiery-red trophies.

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  • 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

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  • 2016 Hugo Reviews: Novels

    2016 Hugo Reviews: Novels0

    I have already covered the Hugos’ short fiction categories: Best Short Story, Best Novelette, and Best Novella. Now it is time to wrap up the prose fiction nominees by looking at the contenders for Best Novel…

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  • 2016 Hugo Reviews: Novellas

    2016 Hugo Reviews: Novellas2

    With Best Short Story and Best Novelette covered, I now turn my attention to the last short fiction category at the Hugo Awards: Best Novella… Binti by Nnedi Okorafor Mankind has spread to the stars and encountered alien races, but not all of humanity is eager to explore space. The Himba of Southern Africa remain a

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  • 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;

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