March 29th, 2012

mushroom cloud

Science Fiction Awards: Controversy is the launchpad.

It's always interesting to see the varied complaints against awards. I'm a juror on the John W. Campbell Memorial Award, and we get to hear all manner of feedback - more in some years, usually when we never really reached consensus.

Here's Christopher Priest's complaint about this year's Clarke Award nominees.

...And here's John Scalzi's response.

EDIT: ...And here's Catherynne M. Valente's response (thanks, etcet).

Your thoughts?