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Hugo Award nominees announced

The Hugo Awards, for those who don’t know, are roughly equivalent to science fiction’s People’s Choice Awards. Nominees are nominated and voted on by members of the World Science Fiction Convention, and the Hugo Awards Ceremony is always a centrepiece of said convention, which this year is being held in Yokohama, Japan. Here are this …

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And the nominees for oddest book title of the year are:

How Green Were the Nazis? Proceedings of the 18th International Seaweed Symposium The Stray Shopping Carts of Eastern North America: A Guide to Field Identification Tattooed Mountain Woman and Spoon Boxes of Daghestan Di Mascio’s Delicious Ice Cream: Di Mascio of Coventry, an Ice Cream Company of Repute, with an Interesting and Varied Fleet of …

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Final ballot for Nebula Awards announced

The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) have announced the final ballot for this year’s Nebula Awards, made up of the top vote-getters from the preliminary ballot, which is a list of all the stories that received at least 10 recommendations from active members of SFWA by the end of 2006. The final …

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Robert J. Sawyer honored by Toronto Public Library

Robert J. Sawyer, a friend and someone whose Writing With Style sessions on writing science fiction I’ve twice attended at the Banff Centre, has received the Toronto Public Library Celebrates Reading Award. Established in 2001, this is one of Canada’s top book-related honours. The award, which includes a cash prize of $2,500 and a crystal …

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Index to science fiction awards

If you want to know who won what when in the field of science fiction literature, then the Locus Index to Science Fiction Awards, newly updated, is the place to go. And if you’re interested in SF and don’t visit Locus Online regularly, you’re missing out. In fact, if you’re really interested in SF, especially …

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Nebula Awards preliminary ballot announced

The Preliminary Ballot for the Nebula Awards® for 2006 have been announced. If the Hugo Awards, voted on my members of the World Science Fiction Convention each year, are science fiction’s equivalent of the People’s Choice Awards (which are on TV tonight, I just learned. Who knew? Oh, I suppose people who watch any TV …

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All the Nebula Award winners…in haiku!

What the title says. Find it here. (Via Science Fiction Book Club.) A taste: 1966 – Flowers for AlgernonThis book is good ifYou can avoid thinking ofPinky and the Brain. P.S. Not sure what the Nebula Awards are? They’re kind of like the Academy Awards of science fiction (by that analogy, the Hugos would be …

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The Ig Nobel Prizes of 2003

May I have the envelope please…it’s time to once again inform my faithful readers of the results of the Ig Nobel Prizes, given annually by the science humour magazine Annals of Improbable Research to those who have done something that first makes people laugh, then makes them think. This year’s winners received a solid gold …

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The Saskatchewan Book Award speech I should have given

We’ve all laughed at those actors who win major awards and become completely flustered at the microphone, because they didn’t really expect to win and so they didn’t bother to compose an acceptance speech. I have a little more sympathy with them now, because pretty much the same thing happened to me on November 30 …

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The Ig Nobel Prizes of 2002

It’s time again to announce the winners of some of the most prestigious prizes in science. No, not THOSE. I’m not talking about the IgNobel Prizes, awarded annually by the science humour magazine Annals of Improbable Research to those who have done something that first makes people laugh, then makes them think; or, to put …

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The Ig Nobel Prizes of 2001

Each year, the Nobel Prize Committee in Sweden honors outstanding scientific research from around the world. And each year, just before the Nobel Prizes are awarded, the IgNobel Prize Committee in Cambridge, Massachusetts, awards the IgNobel Prizes to honor people whose achievements “cannot or should not be reproduced.” The IgNobels, sponsored by the scientific humor …

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The Ig Nobel Prizes of 2000

This is the time of the year when the winners of the prestigious Nobel Prizes are announced with great fanfare and acclaim. That’s all well and good, but the real Nobel Prizes, frankly, take themselves far too seriously. They tend to support the prevailing belief that science is stuffy, boring, and, well, nobel–er, noble. Fortunately, …

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