To the Hugo, the spoils

24 08 2015

The 2015 Hugo awards have come and gone, and I’m at peace with the results. Hearty congratulations to Lightspeed, who took out the semiprozine category (well ahead of ASIM, according to the detailed breakdown of voting). The commemorative award to Jay Lake was truly moving; it was terrific to see Galactic Suburbia, Julie Dillon, and Journey Planet (for example) get their awards; and this must, surely, be the first time in the Hugos’ history when the only pro-fiction authors awarded have been non-Anglophone (Cixin Liu for Best Novel and Thomas Olde Heuvelt for Best Novelette).

Obviously, there’s still a lot of vitriol in certain quarters. No-awarding in five categories will have that effect on some people. But at the End of the Day, it’s time we moved on, yeah? The Hugos have emerged with dignity intact, and the fans have spoken.

Message ends.

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