The Science Fiction Award Season Buzz

hugo_smHere is some news about the Science Fiction award season. The Nebulas (the writer-voted awards) close in February 2013. The Hugos (the fan-voted awards) opened on January 1st. You can become a member and vote for the Hugos.

Check out the buzz on Scalzi’s blog (it gets about 50,000 visitors a day).

Lavie Tidhar, (his novel Osama won the World Fantasy Award) said something interesting about the The Best Fan Writer category of the Hugo Award over at the WorldSFBlog.wordpress.com.

(This award is “given each year for writers of works related to science fiction or fantasy which appeared in low – or non-paying publications such as semiprozines or fanzines”.  Lavie Tidhar’s interesting story “This Other World” appears in “Breaking The Bow“,  an anthology of speculative fiction stories inspired by the Ramayana, edited by Anil Menon and Vandana Singh.)

He lists various interesting SF Fan writers across the world and says, “Aishwarya Subramanian (India) is a voice to seek.”

Meanwhile, SF Signal asked various writers:

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“Do you think the Hugo Awards nominations are underrepresented by non-Anglo writers?”

To which Samit Basu said, “The short answer is yes. I’ve been following discussions around SF and fantasy over the last decade, and a consistent complaint is that SF and fantasy, in terms of audience, books published, promotions and awards, both SF and fantasy are overwhelmingly white and male.” Read more…

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