Marko Kloos, the undisputed king of military science fiction

I first heard about Marko Kloos when his novel Lines of Departure was nominated for a Hugo award in 2015. For whatever reason, his book was included on a slate of titles put together by the right-leaning group of fans who called themselves the Sad Puppies. Their goal was to take over Worldcon, the organization whose members … Continue reading “Marko Kloos, the undisputed king of military science fiction”

2015 Hugo Awards nominees announced

The 2015 Hugo Award nominees were announced yesterday, and the list of nominees is reportedly rife with controversy. I wouldn’t know. I look at the list of finalists for Best Novel, do a quick mental check to see if I’ve read any of them, and then generally move on with my Internet browsing.  The list of … Continue reading “2015 Hugo Awards nominees announced”

I’m starting to think the Hugo Awards are kind of silly and stupid

The Hugo Awards are given each year for great works in science fiction and fantasy for the prior year. This year’s winner for Best Novel is two novels, Blackout and All Clear by Connie Willis. Blackout was published first and then All Clear was published as a sequel. How can two books win one award? … Continue reading “I’m starting to think the Hugo Awards are kind of silly and stupid”