Awards

Here come the Hugos, prepare for internet drama!

Edit: Oh, wait! I’m going to be camping during the upcoming Hugo Drama! That’ll be nice.

I’ll give some quick coverage of the drama, for some sort of closure’s sake, since I’ve been blogging about it off and on for a while, but I’m pretty tired of it.

Seriously, internet drama is one of the greatest wastes of time you can have in your life. There is essentially nothing redeeming about it. Arguing with people online? Most of the time, you’re making yourself an actively worse person. Time spent arguing with people on Facebook, Reddit, Twitter, etcetera does nothing more than bring you that much closer to death.

I seriously regret all the time I’ve spent on Internet drama. None of that shit is what I want to remember on my deathbed someday.

2015 Arthur C. Clarke Shortlist and 2014 BSFA Winners

Hey, look, two British SF awards, both remarkably drama free. Congratulations to everyone!

2015 Arthur C. Clarke Shortlist

  • The Girl with All the Gifts by M. R. Carey (Orbit)
  • The Book of Strange New Things by Michel Faber (Canongate)
  • Europe in Autumn by Dave Hutchinson (Solaris)
  • Memory of Water by Emmi Itäranta (HarperVoyager)
  • The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North (Orbit)
  • Station Eleven by Emily St John Mandel (Picador)

-BSFA Awards 2014 Winners

Best Novel

Ancillary Sword by Ann Leckie (Orbit)

Best Short Fiction

“The Honey Trap” by Ruth E. J. Booth, La Femme (Newcon Press)

Best Non-Fiction

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers and the First World War by Edward James

Best Art

“The Wasp Factory” after Iain Banks by Tessa Farmer