Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Hugo Award

The Hugo Awards, named after the Hugo Gernsback, the founder of Amazing Stories, are given every year for the best scifi or fantasy works. According to the Los Angeles Times it is "the highest honor bestowed upon science fiction and fantasy writing."

This is the first Hugo, given in 1953 to Alfred Bester for best novel, The Demolished Man. Have you read this?


29 comments:

  1. Pretty interesting...is that a sapceship?

    Hugs and chocolate,
    Shelly

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  2. Ok I confess! I never knew whom the Hugo awards was named after! Yikes!! Take care
    x

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    1. I didn't either - which is why I looked it up :)

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  3. Actually, I've read very few of the science fiction winners.

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    1. I've read a lot of scifi but I haven't read many of the winners either.

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  4. Never knew much about the Hugo Awards. Now I'm off to Google to find out who some of the other winners might be.

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  5. After checking, I find that I have read more than a few of the Hugo winners. Who woulda thunk?

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    1. Any you particularly enjoyed?

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    2. The 'Ender' series. Particularly the first.

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  6. I've even translated a book that was a Hugo winner :)

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    1. STARSHIP POOPERS... I mean TROOPERS :) Didn't like it much.. a bit fascistic for my tender taste :) but the fans love it. I had to learn a whole slate of military terms and ranks to translate it :)

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  7. i have heard of this but no i have never read the book---on a side note, i have to tell you, hugo is one of my favorite names---:)

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    1. Hugo makes me think of Hugo Weaving (The Matrix) and we are all viruses (his words).

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  8. I haven't read this. I will have to check it out. :)
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  9. I haven't read it. I've heard of the Hugo Awards, but didn't really know anything about them. Now I'm curious to see who other recipients are.

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  10. I've always heard of the Hugo Awards, but never knew who it was named after. Very interesting stuff :)

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  11. One of the most prestigious literary awards!

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    1. Yep, that and the Nebula Ward. I wouldn't mind winning either one :)

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  12. I haven't read this but now I'm curious!

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    1. I haven't read it either.

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  13. Interesting! nope, haven't read it but last week i did stumble onto a a website you may like: lostsciencefiction.com

    And there is #scifichat every Friday at 3pm EST on Twitter. Not sure if I told you that already, but it's lots of fun.

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    1. I will check out that site but can't twitter (no cell).

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  14. No. But I tweeted my favorite nominations from this year's batch.

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  15. I haven't read it either. The award is so cool!

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  16. Never read it - not really interested in sci fi at all, but perhaps I should give it another go and be a tad more well-rounded.

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