And in case you hadn't heard, the Hugo Award goes to. . .
deborah at suberic.net
Wed Sep 5 20:56:37 EDT 2001
On Wed, 5 Sep 2001, Melissa Proffitt wrote:
|. . . J.K. Rowling for _Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire_.
|This is the first time a YA fantasy novel has ever won the Hugo for best
|novel. (_Ender's Game_ doesn't count.)
|I don't know how much it matters, since the Hugo is a mark of audience
|preference rather than any critical acclaim, and we already knew people like
|HP. But I was thinking, "Where were you people when _Fire and Hemlock_ came
Well, Tough Guide was nominated at least (for non-fiction!) in
1997. That award actually went to Time & Chance by L. Sprague
-deborah, trying to look on the bright side, who just read an
article in Esquire (*please* don't ask why I was reading Esquire.
It was there. I was bored.) complaining about Lemony Snickett
and J. K. Rowling and explaining that reading even trashy adult
books is better than so-called "literature" for the -- and I
quote -- "kiddies". I believe the line was something to the
effect of "Read [insert famous name]. Read [insert famous name].
Hell, read Ludlum. Just grow up." I threw things.
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