Kevin Standlee (kevin_standlee) wrote,
Kevin Standlee
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Better Known Than We Thought?

The intriguing thing about this story in the Los Angeles Times is not the story itself, but the headline. That headline is sort of meaningless unless you already know what a Hugo Award is -- otherwise, the play on words is lost. So whoever the editorial writer for the L.A. Times is, he must be enough of a science fiction fan to know what the Hugo Award is.

I find this vaguely encouraging, as a member of the committee charged with enhancing the profile of our field's highest honor. We sometimes berate ourselves, figuring that the Hugo is unknown and trivial outside of a relatively small number of people in a limited field. But we may have Friends in High Places that we didn't even know about.

My thanks to Mike Glyer for pointing this headline out to the SMOFS e-mail list.
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