If you haven’t been following the controversy swirling around this year’s Hugo Awards, there’s a great article over at Wired that explains it all. Definitely recommended reading. I don’t read as much science fiction as I used to, sadly, but I still use the Hugo Awards to guide some of my choices. I don’t want to see them hijacked for someone’s political agenda.
And big kudos to George R. R. Martin for stepping up and handing out some heartfelt awards to the authors who withdrew their names.