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by orbivillein
Wed Apr 15, 2015 4:13 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Hugo Award Nominees
Replies: 66
Views: 21584

Re: Hugo Award Nominees

What matters most, long term, for awards is how effectively, eventually if not sooner, candidates and winners nobly represent and transcend the human condition. Period. How WorldCon navigates these turbulent shoals will make or break the Hugos for a brief time. They will, as all shows must, go on. T...
by orbivillein
Fri Apr 10, 2015 5:32 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Hugo Award Nominees
Replies: 66
Views: 21584

Re: Hugo Award Nominees

Mine is a no-platform slate, but that's a slate too. I believe science fiction's difference from other stories and function is to explore how humans and the like deal with science, technology, and public and private values and how well a story gets them across. Call the slate, well, post neo-classic...
by orbivillein
Fri Apr 10, 2015 2:03 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Hugo Award Nominees
Replies: 66
Views: 21584

Re: Hugo Award Nominees

And next year and after the Hugo slate campaigns will rain kittens and puppies and bulls and bears and the Know-Nothing party candidates and scores more. Individual porcupines -- they once upon a time were happily ever after, bristled at confrontation and went otherwise contentfully unbothered.
by orbivillein
Thu Apr 09, 2015 5:10 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Hugo Award Nominees
Replies: 66
Views: 21584

Re: Hugo Award Nominees

6 nominations the same year. Surely that's a record. 3 nominations in the same category. Didn't know you could do that. Best Novella One Bright Star to Guide Them, John C. Wright “Pale Realms of Shade”, John C. Wright “The Plural of Helen of Troy”, John C. Wright Best Novelette “Yes, Virginia, Ther...
by orbivillein
Wed Apr 08, 2015 6:48 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Hugo Award Nominees
Replies: 66
Views: 21584

Re: Hugo Award Nominees

I thought Day's (Theodore Beale) slate was the Rabid Puppies.
by orbivillein
Tue Apr 07, 2015 9:38 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Hugo Award Nominees
Replies: 66
Views: 21584

Re: Hugo Award Nominees

Politics is as life does. The Hugos are nominated, voted on, and selected by members of WorldCon. Lobbying of the membership by writers and writers' alliances is done at the organization's conferences and within the arena by invested parties. Among a field of more or less equal contestants and perso...
by orbivillein
Wed Apr 01, 2015 1:19 am
Forum: Problems and Troubleshooting
Topic: friend who is a writeR
Replies: 3
Views: 3840

Re: friend who is a writeR

Most everything structural a science fiction story entails applies to most any other genre and form. Many aesthetics qualities also span all genres and forms. One structural-aesthetic area science fiction requires different from other genres is imaginative science and technology be essential to the ...
by orbivillein
Mon Mar 23, 2015 6:14 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2951
Views: 599225

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Hello, W & I ot F, Once upon a time, this is me: A villein put upon blighted times lived shy of basic subsistence -- scarce air, water, food, sustaining medicine, shelter from harsh weathering, and companionable society. This was downtown or uptown, town outskirts, urban neighborhood, waterway, ...

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