The "Puppies" are a coalition of right-wing and white-supremacist groups who pushed a slate of ideologically pure nominees onto the Hugo Award ballot, complaining that you could no longer judge books by their covers, and that science fiction had changed to reflect the world since the 1970s.
One Puppy leader, the openly racist, misogynist owner of a micropress whose works the puppies got onto the ballot, has threatened to destroy all future Hugo Awards if the attendees at this year's World Science Fiction Convention vote "NO AWARD" in the categories that his followers have hijacked.
To help assuage him, science fiction fans and writers created the #NewHugoCategories hashtag, and have been populating it with awards for works that fit the puppies' narrow conception of what imaginative literature should be.
The House of Representatives just passed the CARES Act, a $2 trillion coronavirus/COVID-19 stimulus and relief bill, by voice vote. It’s now headed to the White House for impeached president Donald Trump’s signature.
Canada is not super cool with plans by impeached U.S. president Donald Trump to send a thousand (maybe fewer) U.S. troops to the U.S.-Canada border. Trump says militarizing the border is good because he’s worried things will become so desperate in the U.S. with the pandemic, Americans will flee north to escape the oncoming coronavirus […]
Now he says he tested positive for the virus that causes COVID-19.
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If you’re already incredibly bored in your social distancing situation, now is a great time to pick up a hobby. Actually, now’s a great time to pick up multiple hobbies, and nothing will make that easier (or nicer to look at) than this very cool AquaSprouts® Fountain: Aquaponics Water Garden. What the heck is an […]
Many Americans are facing unexpected changes in their professional lives that have left them with quite a bit of downtime. It’s stressful and frustrating, but the best thing to do is focus on controlling what you can control. If you have extra hours on your hands, you can be productive with them. Use them to […]