And, once again, its that time of year. The Hugo Awards at Noreascon, the World Science Fiction Convention, have been announced…
This year is one of those years that the “Retro Hugos”, Hugos for years that never had a Hugo Award winner, were awarded.
I can’t argue with the results, but, still, I am not entirely sure I like this idea. Many of those voting weren’t even alive back in 1954. The books winning awards are often those which have stood the test of time. While that is a laudable point of view…its also not quite what the Hugos are about.
Ah well. Read on for the winners this year.
A trio of Book reviews this time around…
The Collapsium by Wil McCarthy
Equal Rites by Terry Pratchett
Spherical Harmonic by Catherine Asaro
The latest old television series to be slated for a DVD release this fall is an old favorite of mine.
Wilma Deering in Spandex! Buster Crabbe cameo! Asimov references! Gary Coleman! Bad science from the get go!
Yep, you guessed it.
Buck Rogers is coming out in DVD.
Cheesy, but I do want it.
There is a lot of cheering outside of Gotham this morning.
The Yankees were beaten by the Indians last night…by their worst margin ever. 22-0.
It’s the worst loss by any team in the majors in over 25 years.
I never, by the way, realized how much the rest of the country despises the Yankees, until I moved out of NY. Heck, Mets fans could take a bit of instruction in Yankees-hating from people beyond the NYC area.
It’s the Steinbrenner Factor, in most cases.