Tag: Literary Awards

Literary Awards – Scout Badges for Authors?

April 18, 2015 | By | Reply More
Literary Awards – Scout Badges for Authors?

If, like me, you’re a bit of a nerd, you might have picked up on the current online outrage over a literary award called the Hugos – kind of the Oscars for American writers of fantasy, science fiction and horror novels. This award is given out every year at the World Science Fiction Convention, and this year some politically right-leaning fans got together to game the system and ensure that their pick of novels got onto and dominated the short-list – mainly old-style Raygun science fiction by Libertarian male authors – rather than the more liberal sprinkling of novels (especially those by female authors and perceived politically left-leaning writers), that […]

Read More