Congrats to the winners of the 2019 Hugo! Kowal, Wells, Cho, Harrow, Chambers, AO3, Liu, Dozois, Wolfe, and more!

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I read most of the winners, and damn if they didn’t all deserve it.


I read the Wayfarers series by Becky Chambers, and I loved it. I’m looking forward to reading the rest of the winners. :smiley:


The first two books were like someone channeling the ghost of Andre Norton
And that is EXTREMELY high praise


Congratulations to the winners! A pretty good spread of worthy works, again. :slight_smile:

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Highly highly HIGHLY recommend the short story by Alex Harrow. It had me ugly crying by the end.

What’s a “fanzine”? How is it different from a blog with writerly contributors?

After someone tells me, I’ll go crawl back under my rock.

A fanzine is a magazine that is written by and for the fans. These go back at least to the 30s and 40s, with the early Sci-Fi scene out in LA, and to the war-gaming community that predates D&D by a few decades. By the 70s, 80s, and 90s, music fans got into the act, with the probably most well-known and remarked upon zines coming out of the independent punk and postpunk scenes. It includes everything from relatively well circulated, more professional zines like Maximum Rock and Roll or The Big Takeover (which still exists as a quarterly glossy music mag for music nerds), to one time art-driven zines written by local scenesters or for one’s friends.

The internet archive has a pretty good zine archive with thousands of great examples from all over the world:

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