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John Scalzi has raised some objections to and reservations about the proposal that will be coming out of Sasquan for making some changes in the structure of the Hugo awards. I thought his comments were worth taking up and I’ll … Continue reading
TRYING TO KEEP LITERARY AWARDS FROM FAVORING LITERARY CRITERIA IS AN EXERCISE IN FUTILITY. GET OVER IT.
Having come up with that nifty albeit long-winded title, I’m tempted to just write “see above” and take a nap. Mission accomplished… Sadly, some people need to be convinced that “inevitable” means “not evitable.” You don’t think there’s such a … Continue reading
In this essay, I want to address the second of the two objective problems with the Hugo Awards that I referred to in my last essay. That problem is the ever-widening distance between the structure of the awards and the … Continue reading
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1636: The Cardinal Virtues – Snippet 48 Chapter 28 Reims The cathedral city was overwhelmed by visitors from across France and beyond, from dignitaries and foreign princes to common folk from the countryside who hoped to catch a glimpse of … Continue reading
1636: The Cardinal Virtues – Snippet 47 “Are you threatening me, Your Majesty?” Gaston scowled. “Why do people keep saying that? His Holiness confers the office of Archbishop, Your Grace, but the king of France has something to do with … Continue reading
1636: The Cardinal Virtues – Snippet 46 Chapter 27 Pau After Maddox’s Rangers had gotten themselves settled, they began to perform regular patrols south of the Gave de Pau, the river that ran south of the town. Servien assumed that … Continue reading
1636: The Cardinal Virtues – Snippet 45 Just like Dorrie was gone, and Gloria too. Joe Tillman stood in the middle of the great open hall of the edifice, alone in a crowd. He wondered to himself what the hell … Continue reading