In Debate Over Hugo Awards, Science Fiction Community Engages With Issues Of Bias

April 19, 2015 9:18 PM

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A nasty fight has been raging in the world of science fiction and fantasy writers, also known as speculative fiction. This after conservative fans successfully rallied supporters to nominate a slate of culturally conservative writers for the coveted Hugo Awards. That prompted a number of high-profile writers to boycott the awards, as well as a lot of debate and (unintelligible) about diversity in speculative fiction.

Novelist Monica Byrne is among those disappointed in this year's nominations, in part because they left no room for her novel in the genre. But as she wrote this week in Wired, she's not worried about the state of diversity in speculative fiction, because at least there's a healthy debate. She wants...

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