Category Archives: Hugo Award

Retro Review: The Doomsday Book by Connie Willis

Connie Willis ★★★★★ Bantam/Spectra, 1992. “I wanted to come, and if I hadn’t, they would have been all alone, and nobody would have ever known how frightened and brave and irreplaceable they were.” It is a rare thing when a … Continue reading

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Retro Review: The Forever War by Joe Haldeman

Joe Haldeman ★★★★ St. Martin’s Press, 1974, reprinted 2009. One of my goals with this blog is to revisit the winners of the various award-winning sci-fi and fantasy books of the past. And two tools I’m using for this retrospective … Continue reading

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Review: Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie

Ann Leckie ★★★★ Orbit, 2013. In a panel at Phoenix Comicon this year, paranormal military fiction author Myke Cole talked about gaining reader sympathy by emphasizing the humanity of characters – citing Watership Down as a story about rabbits who … Continue reading

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2014 Hugo Awards

The 2014 Hugo Awards were presented at LonCon 3 on Sunday. Here is a rundown of the results: Best Novel: Ancillary Justice, by Ann Leckie. Best Novella: “Equoid” by Charles Stross. Best Novelette: “The Lady Astronaut of Mars” by Mary Robinette Kowal. Best … Continue reading

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1939 Retro Hugo Awards

WorldCon is currently underway in London, and the festivities for the venerable sci-fi convention kicked off with the announcement of the 1939 Retro Hugo Awards. Because the Hugos were not created until 1953, but WorldCon started in 1939, organizers are … Continue reading

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