Links Roundup: 04/29/16
Pretty Terrible Links Roundup

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April 29, 2016

Pretty Terrible Links Roundup

I seem to recall hearing something about some award shortlist being announced this week? Oh, right! The Clarke Awards! The shortlist this year looks pretty interesting, I’ll have to check some of them out. Excellent job, Clarke jury–your list is not a trashfire!

La! Moving on, this week’s art is by Laureen Marchand. I love her use of color and her composition.  Also, I just love flowers.

Okay, FINE. The Hugo shortlist was announced this week and about 90% of it is basically this:

A Hugo Trophy in a Trashfire

I find that I essentially agree with Alyssa Wong on this: I’ll be voting on the merits of the nominated works and using No Award as I see fit. Which is what I did last year as well.

And while part of me does find it pretty funny that Chuck Tingle has a Hugo nomination–I read a sample of one of his books yesterday and the prose was certainly head and shoulders above anything written by Theodore Beale–I also know that his presence on the ballot means that he’s taking up a spot that should be someone else’s if there hadn’t been a slate. N.K. Jemisin expressed this idea this a lot better than I can.

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