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Old 08-11-2017, 02:21 PM   #1
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Announcing the 2017 Hugo Award Winners

http://www.tor.com/2017/08/11/2017-hugo-award-winners

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The winners of the 2017 Hugo Awards have been announced! You can read the full list below. [Note: This article is being updated as winners are announced.]

The 2017 Hugo Awards were presented on the evening of Friday, August 11, 2017 at a ceremony at the 75th World Science Fiction Convention in Helsinki, Finland. With 108 finalists, this was the most extensive Hugo ballot on record. 3319 valid ballots, the second highest in the history of the award, were received and counted from the members of the 2016, 2017, and 2018 World Science Fiction Conventions. This year’s award statue base was designed by Helsinki-based artist Eeva Jokinen.

This also marked the year that the Hugo Award was certified by the Guinness Book of World Records as the longest running Science Fiction Award ever!

All winners are in bold.
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That's a worthy set of winners! I can't wait till The Stone Sky comes out. (counting the hours...)
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Never heard of them!

Where are the old standards I grew up with?

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Isaac Asimov
Robert A. Heinlein
A.E. Van Vogt
Theodore Sturgeon
Fred Saberhagen
Roger Zelazny
Clifford D. Simak
Eric Frank Russell



I haven't heard from them in awhile.

I almost think they're dead or something!

Should I read this novel by....(Let me get that name again. Just a moment....Ok, got it)....N. K. Jemisin?

I want stories where men are men and they enjoy racing back-and-forth through the length of their spaceship as they solve problems and venture into uncharted territories [alien worlds]. They don't smoke, but they like to take a belt or two when times are tough. When they're not being astrophysicists, they like working at newspapers - the center of power and the American way of life. Romance is Ok, but it must happen off-stage and quickly, so as not to pester the reader with unpleasant details or get in the way of the story.

Does this N. K. Jemisin woman write stories like the above?

Thanks for your help.




























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Old 08-13-2017, 06:17 AM   #4
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Never heard of them!

Where are the old standards I grew up with?

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Isaac Asimov
Robert A. Heinlein
A.E. Van Vogt
Theodore Sturgeon
Fred Saberhagen
Roger Zelazny
Clifford D. Simak
Eric Frank Russell
Isaac Asimov -dead
Robert A. Heinlein -dead
A.E. Van Vogt -dead
Theodore Sturgeon -dead
Fred Saberhagen -dead
Roger Zelazny -dead
Clifford D. Simak -dead
Eric Frank Russell -dead
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I too have not previously heard of Ms. Jemisin, but I'll certainly give her books a try.
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It's been quite a few years since I've recognized more than a few of the Hugo award authors. As little as 15 years ago, I not only recognize all the authors of the novels nominated, I had read then all as well. Over the last five years, it seems that they nominate one or two name authors (who typically don't win) and the rest are people I've never heard of. This year, they didn't have any that I've heard of.
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It's been quite a few years since I've recognized more than a few of the Hugo award authors. As little as 15 years ago, I not only recognize all the authors of the novels nominated, I had read then all as well. Over the last five years, it seems that they nominate one or two name authors (who typically don't win) and the rest are people I've never heard of. This year, they didn't have any that I've heard of.
Likewise, but perhaps we should consider their nomination to be a good way to discover new authors? Obviously these novels are considered to be good by the people who voted for them. I'll certainly give them a go.
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After extensive research (30 seconds), I found out that the Hugo Award for Best Science Fiction Novel by N. K. Jemisin is actually Book II in a Fantasy series.
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Robert A. Heinlein -dead
A.E. Van Vogt -dead
Theodore Sturgeon -dead
Fred Saberhagen -dead
Roger Zelazny -dead
Clifford D. Simak -dead
Eric Frank Russell -dead

That's hardly an excuse to stop writing.
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After extensive research (30 seconds), I found out that the Hugo Award for Best Science Fiction Novel by N. K. Jemisin is actually Book II in a Fantasy series.
Yes, that was the meaning of meera's post #2: the final book in said trilogy is coming out this month.
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It's been quite a few years since I've recognized more than a few of the Hugo award authors. As little as 15 years ago, I not only recognize all the authors of the novels nominated, I had read then all as well. Over the last five years, it seems that they nominate one or two name authors (who typically don't win) and the rest are people I've never heard of. This year, they didn't have any that I've heard of.
I used to know all the artists winning the various music awards when I was younger, too. Things change. I chalk it up to getting old and being out of touch (and use it as a reminder to step outside the rut I dig myself into when I get too complacent).

The genre used to be a treehouse (even as little as 15 years ago). Not too difficult to keep track of everyone who hangs out at the treehouse. Now the genre is a sovereign nation. We're not supposed to instantly recognize everyone that someone else may hold up as a shining example.

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After extensive research (30 seconds), I found out that the Hugo Award for Best Science Fiction Novel by N. K. Jemisin is actually Book II in a Fantasy series.
And the first book in the series won the Hugo last year. If you've not heard of her, you really haven't been paying attention to the field.

ETA: She was first nominated for a Nebula and for a Hugo way back in 2010, and had multiple nominations for both since. She's been shortlisted for the Tiptree also, and also had nominations for World Fantasy and Locus awards, with a Locus win.

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I no longer really follow the genre award scene, but even I've heard of Jemisin (and several of the other nominees). She's been around a while.
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I'm seriously out of touch with the modern SF scene.
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That's more than fair. I am too. I just make sure I still dip my toes into it from time to time.
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