First, the Hugo shortlists have been announced. amid some controversy; in particular the presence of Vox Day, Larry Correia and one or two others, not to mention the complete Wheel of Time saga, in their various categories. There’s plenty of commentary about all of this across the web right now, and I’m not adding to it for now. I’m happy, though, to see the fan categories looking a lot livelier than they’ve done in some years.
Link to the complete list of nominees is here, to save me typing it out again.
The 1939 Retro Hugos shortlist was also announced: the list of nominees is here.
And while I’m about it, more posts about genre, lit fic, the usual.
Chris Beckett, winner of last year’s Clarke Award, in The Atlantic
Juliet McKenna in The Guardian