The Golden Globes

Apparently, the Golden Globe awards were presented last night. I didn’t watch. Over the last 10 years, television and movies have mostly lost the battle for my time. There are other things I’d rather do like read, write, and spend time with the family. And besides, award shows were more fun when I lived in […]

Don’t forget to vote for the Hugo Awards!

Last night, I voted for the Hugo awards. You don’t have to be an attending member of the World Science Fiction convention to vote, but you must be at least a supporting member. I thought it was a pretty darn good ballot this year and some of the choices were difficult ones. That said, there […]

SF Signal Podcast on the Hugo Award Best Novel Finalists (with me!)

Episode 53 of the SF Signal podcast is now available online for your listening pleasure. This week’s installment includes a panel discussion on the 2011 Hugo Award for Best Novel finalists, and among the panelists involved in the discussion is yours truly. Take a listen to it, if you are so inclined, because it really […]

The Business of Science Fiction is a Hugo Finalist!

I saw that the Hugo Finalists were announced yesterday and I was so glad to see that Barry N. Malzberg and Mike Resnick‘s wonderful book,┬áThe Business of Science Fiction made the final ballot in the category of Best Related Book. As I’ve said before, I think this is one of the most important books to […]

SF Signal is a nominee for the SFX Blog Award for 2011

SF Signal is a nominee for the SFX Blog Award for 2011 in the category of Best Literary Blog. Anyone can vote for these awards and I’d heartily recommend a vote for SF Signal in this category. These guys provide amazing content on the science fiction and fantasy genre from news to blogs to podcasts […]

2010 Nebula Award Nominees

This morning SFWA announced the nominations for the 2010 Nebula Awards. It looks like a very good year and some of the categories will be a tough choice indeed, but that is a good thing. It means there was a lot of really outstanding science fiction and fantasy this year. Congratulations to all of the […]

Oscar nominations for 2011

The Oscar nominations for 2011 were announced this morning. Here are the nominations for Best Motion Picture: Black Swan The Fighter Inception The Kids Are All Right The King’s Speech 127 Hours The Social Network Toy Story 3 True Grit Winter’s Bone Such is my state of affairs and my growing indifference to visual media, […]

The Business of Science Fiction for Best Related Book Hugo

There are a few good “related” books out there this year, but I want to make the case why I think one in particular is most deserving of a Hugo award: and that one is Mike Resnick’s and Barry N. Malzberg’s The Business of Science Fiction (McFarland). The book is a collection of 26 of […]

The Hugo Winners

First, congratulations to all the winners. This was my first time voting for the Hugos. One of the stories I voted for won a hugo, matociquala‘s “Tideline”. I also voted for Rob Sawyer’s Rollback, Stanley Schmidt for Best Editor, Short Form, and Barry N. Malzberg’s excellent Breakfast In the Ruins. None of these won, and […]

Protected: Impact Award

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Nebula award recommendation!

When I got home today I had issue #221 (June 2008) of the SFWA Forum waiting for me. The Nebula Awards report is included in these issues and I always skim through that section. So I’m skimming the section on Novelettes and whose name and story should I see but my own! That’s right, there […]

Hugo Awards

On Saturday, I voted for the first time ever for the Hugo Awards. There are three votes which I was particularly proud to cast: 1. Best Novel: Rollback by Robert J. Sawyer. 2. Best Related Book: Breakfast in the Ruins by Barry N. Malzberg. 3. Best Editor, Short Form: Stanley Schmidt. I was also pleased […]