With all this talk about the recent Hugo awards, it’s easy to get caught up in the hype. Kathryn Cramer, though, took the time to compile a list of over one hundred bloody good writers who haven’t won a Hugo.

Some of the notables:

Iain M. Banks
Stephen Baxter
James P. Blaylock
Ray Bradbury
Emma Bull
Jonathan Carroll
John Crowley
Charles DeLint
Mary Gentle
M. John Harrison
Robin Hobb aka Megan Lindholm
Diana Wynne Jones
Graham Joyce
Guy Gavriel Kay
Ian R. MacLeod
China Miéville
Michael Moorcock
Tim Powers
Terry Pratchett
Jeff VanderMeer

Puts things into perspective, doesn’t it? You can find the whole list HERE.

  • Mark August 17, 2008 at 4:44 am

    There are some of my favourite writers in that list! Worth saying then, that any award, or indeed any forum, is a tiny slice of the genre pie. SF and Fantasy is a huge publishing industry, with the vast majority of readers never once voting for a fan-chosen award and perhaps even fewer straying into an online forum or blog — merely a vocal and small minority, much as I myself like to watch and join in from time to time. As you say, when you put some names up like here, ones that are not frequently referred to these days, it really puts things into perspective.

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