Sci Fi Authors

Sci Fi Authors

Sci Fi Authors
Science Fiction - Communitypicture ArlettNaomi Novik, who took the Nebula Award for the novel “Moved” in 2016, the fantasy of a girl who was torn out of her beloved community to sacrifice to the dragon, feels different. Her rhetoric of “Sad Puppies” seems like a destructive, thoughtless manipulation of a strong fandom. “I’m glad to loudly trumpet my contempt for what happened,” Novik says in an interview with HuffPost. – I really hope that this year Hugo will go on changing the rules. They [Puppies] should just leave. ”Both women agree that biased judgments for many years harm women and writers with a different skin color working in this genre. At one time, they also sought recognition, but then the story forgot about it. The action-packed fiction Kate Wilhelm once won several Nebula and Hugo. Vonda N. MacIntyre, whose many years of collaboration with the Star Trek franchise, lifted her to the heights of fame, also won both of these awards. However, none of them are even placed next to Orson Scott Card or William Gibson. “You constantly see articles with titles like” Women suddenly achieved something in science fiction and fantasy! ” But we were here before, ”Novik says. – This is a very insidious prejudice. A sort of juggling facts. You do not often encounter an open confrontation, like “Puppies”. It is rather a matter of unconscious conviction: if you are asked to name, for example, the ten greatest science fiction writers of all time, you are unlikely to include women. ”Ursula Le Guin, who won her first Nebula prize in 1970 Last year, in an interview with HuffPost, she expressed her concern about her own heritage. “My main experiences concern all women, including myself,” she said. – We just go hand in hand and are happy together throughout life, and then – poof! And suddenly, after 50 years, feminists dig us out. ”

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