Having looked back on the works that contended in 2014 and 2015, I will now be casting an eye over the 2016 finalists in the four prose fiction categories. First up, we have the nominees for Best Short Story, four out of five of which arrived via Vox Day’s Rabid Puppies campaign.
The finalists for the 2016 Hugo Awards were announced on 26 April, and what a sight they are. The ballot is dominated almost entirely by Vox Day’s picks for his Rabid Puppies slate, and so honours the likes of “If You Were an Award, My Love,” Space Raptor Butt Invasion and the (NSFW) art of Kukuruyo….
For a genre often marred by it’s lack of diversity, times do seem to be changing. At this year’s Hugo Awards ceremony, science fiction and fantasy fans proved that women can make a mark. Of the 16 categories, for which awards were given, women took home half.
For fans of Dungeons & Dragons, Audible has released an anthology of R.A Salvatore’s stories in honor of the 40th anniversary. And for a limited time, it’s completely free to download.
Since You’ve Been Gone Morgan Matson Simon & Schuster, May 6th It’s about a girl named Emily who’s best friend, Sloane, has disappeared but not without leaving behind a list of things to do (like skinny dipping and apple picking at night). I’ve had the chance to read this book and it was so much…
Earlier this year, the digital science fiction and fantasy magazine, Lightspeed, ran a hugely successful campaign called “Women Destroy Science Fiction.” The original goal was set at $5,000 but the campaign raised over $50,000. Although the issue is being completely edited by women, the Kickstarter campaign was primarily handled by Lightspeed’s publisher, John Joseph Adams….
Crossed Genres Magazine is a monthly science fiction and fantasy magazine committed to telling stories of unrepresented, marginalized or ignored characters in science fiction and fantasy, such as characters of color, QUILTBAG, disabled, etc. The magazine relaunched in 2013 after a successful Kickstarter in the summer of 2012. Continuing to keep it running is the…