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Friday, February 22, 2008 12:31 pm
Ugly Awards
Posted by: Keir Graff

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.

3 Responses to “Ugly Awards”
  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.

  2. Book Blog - Likely Stories, by Keir Graff - Booklist Online » Blog Archive » The Difference Between Edgars and Oranges Says:

    [...] of America have announced their shortlist for the Edgars. Although, I wouldn’t want to have this guy leering at me everyday: Best Novel [...]

  3. Book Blog - Likely Stories, by Keir Graff - Booklist Online » Blog Archive » 2010 Edgar Award Winners Announced Says:

    [...] problem knowing what to do with a cash prize, but a few will probably feel ill at ease with their creepy little statuette. Unsure winners can turn to last year’s Best Young Adult Book winner John Green for [...]

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