Thanks to John Scalzi, I paid a tiny bit of attention to the Hugo Awards this year. If you don’t know what they are, you’re not an ardent science fiction fan, but I won’t hold that against you. From Wikipedia, the Hugo Awards are described as follows:
The Hugo Award is one of the most prestigious science fiction awards, and has been termed as “among the highest honors bestowed in science fiction and fantasy writing”. Works that have won the award have been published in special collections, and the official logo of the Hugo Awards is often placed on the winning books’ cover as a promotional tool.
And from the Tor.com website:
The Hugo Awards have been given since 1953, and every year since 1955, by the annual World Science Fiction Convention (the “Worldcon”). The first Worldcon occurred in New York City in 1939, and Worldcons have been held annually since then except during World War II. …
Cool, huh? To give you an idea of what kind of writing wins a Hugo, check out The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi, if you haven’t. Seriously one of the finest stories, and most amazing imaginations of our time. This year’s winners for the best fanzine are Christopher J. Garcia and James Bacon of The Drink Tank. Check this funky little number out here. Sorry, I can’t tell you more about it because I have never read it myself. But after this amazing display of gratitude, I may have to start. Anyone who can be this overwrought and moved definitely has a voice to listen to. This is just great. Really. You should watch it, and remember all the things that make you this happy. Imagine if we could all be this moved every day. How wonderful would that be?
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