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.
I have very little to say about the Sad Puppies and Rabid Puppies other than this: They are immature, sad people who have nothing better to do than sabotage a prestigious science fiction and fantasy award. I’m talking about the Hugo Awards. What happened? They got a short story named Space Raptor Butt Invasion by Chuck Tingle nominated. Congratulations, Puppies and Vox Day, you’ve trolled the Hugos yet again, and I find it rather irritating.
The big problem I have with the Puppies is that they are against diversity. And the comment Day made about N. K. Jemisin was rather insulting. Check out the entire article here.
I watched the awards ceremony last year. Many of the awards were not given out because people voted “no award.” It was a rather sad award ceremony. I can only predict a similar outcome this year.
What do you think about this whole situation with the Hugo Award and the Puppies? Let me know in the comments.
With all the controversy surrounding this year’s Hugo Awards, I found it interesting to watch the presentation of the awards on Livestream. If you want, you can watch it here.
The highlights were the multiple times they announced no winners due to a revolt against the Sad Puppies, a group of right-wing conservative science fiction authors who managed to nominate a bunch of hard sci-fi written by conservative authors who want nothing to do with female characters, gay and lesbian characters, or a growing international group of writers. Well, their efforts backfired, and several groups weren’t even awarded.
The big thing in these awards was that the winner, The Three Body Problem, by Liu Cixin, is the first translated novel to win the award. It was written by a Chinese author, and it looks pretty interesting.
Oh, and another thing, I loved the Dalek’s last line. Very funny. You have to see it.
What did you think of the awards, winners, and controversy?