An Informal History of the Hugos

A Personal Look Back at the Hugo Awards, 1953-2000 by Jo Walton

  • Published: Aug 17, 2020

Engaged, passionate, and consistently entertaining, An Informal History of the Hugos is a book about the renowned science fiction award for the many who enjoyed Jo Walton's previous collection of writing from Tor. com, the Locus Award-winning What... read more

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Exact title of the book
An Informal History of the Hugos
Book author
Jo Walton
ISBN
9780765379085
Publisher
Tor/Forge
Published
Aug 07, 2018
Language
English
Format
PDF, FB2, EPUB, MOBI
Pages
576
File size (in PDF)
5184 kB

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Engaged, passionate, and consistently entertaining, An Informal History of the Hugos is a book about the renowned science fiction award for the many who enjoyed Jo Walton's previous collection of writing from Tor. com, the Locus Award-winning What Makes This Book So Great. The Hugo Awards, named after pioneer science-fiction publisher Hugo Gernsback, and voted on by members of the World Science Fiction Society, have been presented since 1953. They are widely considered the most prestigious awards in science fiction.

Between 2010 and 2013, Jo Walton wrote a series of posts for Tor. com, surveying the Hugo finalists and winners from the award's inception up to the year 2000. Her contention was that each year's full set of finalists generally tells a meaningful story about the state of science fiction at that time. Walton's cheerfully opinionated and vastly well-informed posts provoked valuable conversation among the field's historians.

Now these posts, lightly revised, have been gathered into this book, along with a small selection of the comments posted by SF luminaries such as Rich Horton, Gardner Dozois, and David G. Hartwell. "A remarkable guided tour through the fielda kind of nonfiction companion to Among Others.

It's very good. It's great."New York Times bestselling author Cory Doctorow, Boing Boing on What Makes This Book So Great

About author

WALTON won the James Tiptree Jr. Memorial Award for My Real Children and the Locus Award for What Makes This Book So Great in 2015. Three years prior, her novel Among Others won the Hugo and Nebula Awards. Before that, Tooth and Claw won the World Fantasy Award in 2004.

A native of Wales, Walton lives in Montreal.

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