Tweet of the Day: The Hugo Awards Were Always Political. But Now They’re Only Political.
You know, I was ready to dig into the whole Puppy Gate/Hugo Award mess. But here is the thing, I have written extensively about in the past, from other “gates” to sci-fi ghettos, and diversity in general. I could rehash all of that or simply point you in the right direction and let you, oh gentle reader, explore the topics at leisure. Feel free to kick off the discussion below or in any of the pages I link to:
The Ever Wonderful Natalie Luhrs: More Thoughts on the 2015 Hugo Awards
GRR Marin Jumps into the Fray: George RR Martin says rightwing lobby had ‘broken’ the Hugo Awards
A Victim of Racism in the Sci-Fi Community Tells it Like it is: Fantasy Writer N.K. Jemisin Explains the Rise of Racism in Fandom
Looking for Your Own Diverse Slate? Your Brief And Wondrous Guide To Contemporary Queer Comics
Links to My Stuff:
These Ladies Rock! Skin in the Game
Diversity Is Not a Zero Sum Game: Diversity vs. Tribalism
Get Out of The Ghetto or Stay Trapped Inside: Carpetbaggery or Manning the Ghetto’s Barricade
Girl Cooties! Time to Set Fire to the Wagons
Genre Fiction is All Kind of Message Driven: Genre as Argument
Oh and for those who want to keep their politics out of art, have yourself a couple of reality checks:
Anyway, that is all I got for you tonight. Now, here is Wonderwall….