Thursday, August 23, 2007


Science Fiction Awards Watch

My pals Cheryl Morgan and Kevin Standlee have launched a new site, the Science Fiction Awards Watch. Here's what they have to say about it...

So what is this all about? Well, there are few things that the science fiction community likes to talk about more than awards, so we thought it might be good to have a central place where these conversations can take place. To that end we will be providing:

- A list of awards, with details of how they are decided
- Prompt news about these awards, including live reporting from some award ceremonies
- A recommendation list (covering many awards, not just the Hugos)
- Discussions of award short lists and favored candidates for nomination
- And, of course, a blog

That’s the plan. Now it has to survive contact with the public.

In the interests of full disclosure, I should mention that I'm one of the folks who'll be participating in the short list discussions, which will be kicking off sooner or later. Expect me to bloviate about Doctor Who, about the failed promise of Battlestar Galactica, about kids' shows no-one else watches, and other topics near and dear.

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