The 2016 Hugo Awards have been presented! I’ve been interested in seeing how this went because of the Puppies movement. Well, there were a couple awards that weren’t awarded, and Space Raptor Butt Invasion did come in third place for Best Short Story.
The categories I was most interested in are Best Novel and The John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. They were won by The Fifth Season by N. K. Jemisin and Andy Weir respectively.
These days, people question the validity of The Hugo Awards because of various reasons I won’t be going into. However, I am curious about people’s reaction to the winners. What do you think of the results? Let me know in the comments below.
All this talk about whether authors should blog had me thinking, what famous authors actually maintain a blog? There are a few that I follow.
First is John Scalzi’s Whatever. He’s a science fiction author that seems to be quite active with readers.
Second is N. K. Jemisin’s Epiphany 2.0. She’s a fantasy author, and she also responds to comments.
Third is Hugh Howey’s The Wayfinder. He’s also a science fiction author, and probably the best-known for starting out self-publishing, getting a big book deal while still retaining digital rights. However, he doesn’t seem to respond to comments. He reads them, as he left an addendum on his most recent post responding to comments in general.
And I have to mention Michael J. Sullivan’s website, because he has contributed to this blog in the past, and he is wonderful at responding to his fans and comments.
How about you? Do you know any other more well-known authors who blog? Share the links in the comments below!
For the first time in quite some time, I got new books! Here they are:
These are all highly rated books on Goodreads or books I’ve been wanting to get for a long time. Five fantasy and four science fiction. They are:
- Consider Phlebas, The Player of Games, and Use of Weapons, by Iain M. Banks.
- The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N. K. Jemisin
- The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
- The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson
- Mistborn: The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson
- Theft of Swords by Michael J. Sullivan
- The Martian by Andy Weir
Nice to have these books in my collection now. I look forward to reading them all.
Which ones are you most interested in? Let me know in the comments.