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Ugly Awards

Last Friday, Galleycat had a post (“Edgars vs. Nibbies“) about ugly literary awards…I don’t have anything to add other than that I was glad to see I wasn’t alone in disliking the Edgar statuette. (Which obviously doesn’t disparage the award itself–who wouldn’t love to win one?)

And I agree completely: the Hugo is boss.

I was trying to find out what the Bad Sex in Fiction Prize might look like and found only this image…no idea if it’s authentic or not. But it sure is appropriate.



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Keir Graff is Executive Editor of Booklist Publications and the author of five books. His most recent is the middle-grade novel, The Other Felix (2011). Follow him on Twitter at @Booklist_Keir.

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  1.' wendieO says:

    Ah, they’ve improved the HUGO. At the Worldcon in Baltimore there was a huge display of all the HUGOs given out and most of them were just this cheap looking rocket — in various sizes. Definitely ugly.

    Now, the Nebula — crystal and lucite with jewels for the spiral galaxy — now that’s beautiful.

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