2015: The Year of the Puppies - The HUGO Issue Part 2

The Hugo Issue2015: The Year of the Puppies
The HUGO Issue Part 2

to the German translationBrad Torgersen is writing an essay for the Zauberspiegel about the Puppy campaigns that claimed most of the spots on this year’s Hugo Award ballot. I was invited to present the other side.

The thing is, there is no “other side.” It’s not a battle between Puppies and Anti-puppies. It’s two organized, separate-but-overlapping puppy slates (Sad and Rabid), their supporters, and…well, pretty much everyone else

We are all Science Fiction: A Neutral Discussion On the Puppy-Inspired-Hugo Ballots - The Hugo Issue Part 3

The Hugo IssueWe are all Science Fiction:
A Neutral Discussion On the Puppy-Inspired-Hugo Ballots
The Hugo Issue Part 3

to the German translationOther authors have described both the pro- and con- Puppy situation surrounding the WorldCon Literary Awards, also known as the Hugo Awards, named in honor of Hugo Gernsback, also known as the “Father of Science Fiction.” 

I’d like to posit a more neutral, middle-of-the-road approach.

Conniption Fodder - The Hugo Issue - Additional Material

The Hugo IssueConniption Fodder
The Hugo Issue - Addional Material

This bit is from adamtroycastro.com. He wrote this in May 2015. With his permission we reprint it online as part of »The Hugo in Issue« laughing.

Any political differences I might have with the Puppies, any feelings of dismay I might have about the racism and homophobia and sheer unpleasantness displayed by some of them, are secondary.

The Last Voyage of Captain Christian White - The Hugo Issue - Additional Material

The Hugo IssueThe Last Voyage of Captain Christian White
The Hugo Issue - Addional Material

Captain Christian White, supreme commander of the LILY, put down his nutritious meal of American cheese on white bread, with extra mayo, and answered his buzzing intercom. He barked the standard protocol for answering every red alert on ship. “I’m not gay! Report!”

“I’m not gay, sir! We have a ship decloaking off the bow! Over!"

Hugo Gernsback - Still Causing Controversy

Zauberwort - The EditorialStill Causing Controversy -
Hugo Gernsback

zur deutschen ÜbersetzungHugo Gernsback has been dead since 1967, but he, or rather the award named after him, is still causing controversy. The Hugo Awards were first given in 1953, for works showing 'excellence' in Science Fiction. Later the awards were extended to Fantasy as well (at which point we could have a ten year debate on what exactly Science Fiction and Fantasy are, and where are the boundaries, but I need to get the article published this year).

Adam-Troy Castro reacts on texts on MZB and child abuse

1Adam-Troy Castro reacts on texts on ...
... MZB and child abuse

1A short while ago the daughter of MarionZimmer Bradley appeared before public and revealed having been abused as a child by her mother. This caused a variety on reactions throughout the internet. The US-author Adam-Troy Castro reacted on two posts on facebook. We found these reactions so remarkable, that we adressed and asked him for permission to publish them on Zauberspiegel. - We did get this permission.

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