Honestly, folks, I used to like them. Granted, that was probably twenty or so years ago ... but at some point everything became so politicized that I turned much of society out for my own sanity's sake. Don't get me wrong: I'm fairly political personally, but it's just that I do try to separate as much as humanly possible my politics from my entertainment. If I want to watch something politically driven, then I can turn on any news channel. Is it too much to ask that my escapism be truly escapist?
Of course, of course: I'm smart enough to realize that on one level all fiction -- especially Science Fiction -- is political to an extent. You can't write about the future, the possibility of strange new worlds and new civilizations, and not in some way reflect upon where we are culturally. This is what drives a lot of authors to explore the worlds they create, and more power to them. It's just that -- as I said -- I'd rather be swept off to places I've never been and never seen without pointing fingers back at all of the drama we might leave behind here on Earth.
But I digress ...
The whole point of this post is merely to educate my audience to the fact that the 56th Annual Nebula Awards are scheduled for March 15th; and -- from what I'm reading -- the awards ceremony will be broadcast live online. Those interested in more of the finer points of the occasion can simply follow this link, as there's a bit more you might wish to know beforehand. Though I won't be watching, I encourage you to do so. I'll try to have up an announcement next week regarding the winners as that's more in my wheelhouse than anything else.
As always, thanks for reading ... and live long and prosper!