Our Digital Hugo Nomination
Not that I’m tooting our own horn (toot-toot!), but this month the July 2005 issue of Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine hits the newsstands. (You remember what those are, right? Those are the rows upon rows of actual magazines and newspapers. No, not the porn mags…you’re looking too high. Right there between PC Magazine and Modern Quilting. There you go!)
This is the issue that has James Patrick Kelly’s On The Net column where he lists the nominees for a hypothetical set of Digital Hugo Awards. You will note with great glee that SF Signal has been “nominated” for the Best Blog.
Our competition includes Boing Boing, The Mumpsimus, Futurismic and Charlie’s Diary. These are all fine blogs, to be sure. In fact, in the spirit of Boing Boing’s “information is free” mantra, we’ve swiped links from just about all of them.
Now if I had to compare these blogs objectively (and I don’t), I could easily say that SF Signal is the prettiest blog out of all of them. And, after all, couldn’t science fiction use a little bit of pretty? If literature were rock n’ roll, science fiction would be Iggy Pop or Tom Petty while SF Signal brings a little bit of Natalie “NSFW” Imbruglia to the party.
I’m just sayin’.
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