Yes, I am ploughing my way through the Hugo 2014 nominated works, why do you ask?
The James Tiptree Jr. literary prize for science fiction or fantasy published during 2014 that expands or explores our understanding of gender was announced over the Easter weekend. Congratulations to Monica Byrne and Jo Walton, this year’s winners, and congratulations also to those authors selected for the honour list and the long list.
Congratulations to the fine women of Galactic Suburbia! Here’s how Alisa, Alex and Tansy open the summary of their latest podcast in response:
The Hugo nominations are out! The full list is below.
Any favourites? Any surprises? Any rejoicing at the rather marvellous gender balance? (Is this the first time with this many women? Has anyone done the maths? And check out that Best Novel category!) Any unrejoicing about the lack of racial balance (I think, and project from past experience; for many of these authors, I don’t know how they identify when it comes to race.) Other comments? What category are you watching the closest?