Finalists for the 2021 Hugo Awards Have Been Announced

Finalists for the 2021 Hugo Awards Have Been Announced

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The finalists for the Hugo Award, an annual literary award for the best science fiction or fantasy works and achievements and considered the premier award in science fiction, have been announced! The awards are given at the World Science Fiction Convention and chosen by its members. There are many categories covered in the Hugo Awards in which authors, editors, artists, and even fandom are recognized. Some of the categories include best novel, best novella, best short story, best related work, best editor (for short and long form), and best professional artist. Below is full list of nominees for the 2021 Hugo …

George R.R Martin Faces Hugo Awards Controversy

George R.R Martin Faces Hugo Awards Controversy

Author of the A Song of Ice and Fire book series George R.R Martin recently hosted this year’s Hugo Awards, and some of the statements he made during the show have caused controversy. Among this years Hugo winners were H.P Lovecraft and John W. Campbell, the former who was a known white supremacist and the latter who was a vocal proponent of slavery, both of whom were awarded Retro Hugos for their respective contributions to the science fiction genre, and outside of simply bestowing upon them the awards, Martin spoke of Campbell’s work specifically, which troubled many, largely because of the …