• Nicoll asks not to be nominated for Hugos

    From Gary McGath@21:1/5 to All on Thu Jan 5 10:33:15 2023
    Science fiction reviewer James Nicoll has asked not to be nominated for
    any Hugo awards in 2023.


    "Having won, they [the Chengdu bid committee] have gone on make
    extremely dubious choices for their Guests of Honour. Sergey Lukianenko
    an avid supporter of the ongoing Russian effort to obliterate Ukraine
    and Ukrainians, while Liu Cixin supports the Xinjiang internment camps.
    It’s their WorldCon, and they can do what they like but I am not going
    to supply implied support by standing for or accepting Hugo nominations connected to this WorldCon."

    Nicoll has been nominated four times in the past. He's perhaps best
    known for having said, "The problem with defending the purity of the
    English language is that English is about as pure as a cribhouse whore.
    We don’t just borrow words; on occasion, English has pursued other
    languages down alleyways to beat them unconscious and riffle their
    pockets for new vocabulary."

    Gary McGath http://www.mcgath.com

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