All the Books Show: Episode 87 – You Got Your Hugo Awards in My Pulitzer Prize!
What could we possibly be talking about this episode? And how blatant is our need to kill two birds with one very big, craggy rock?
But in all seriousness, we talk about the Hugo Award nominations and the Pulitzer Prize winners. History hasn’t proven the Pulitzer Prize very good at picking books that stick. Looking back, it’s not just that I haven’t read those winners, I’ve never heard of them. And sure, I’m not a great yardstick for success, but how many have you heard of? Come on. How MANY?!
However, The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead has been everywhere this year and I wouldn’t be surprised if if continues to stay in the public consciousness for a long time. Plus, whenever HBO turns it into miniseries.
The Hugos, on the other hand, has plenty of books I’ve heard of and read, but I’m also into science fiction. But I have to image some of you have heard the phrase Starship Troopers before, even if you haven’t read it. You should. It’s excellent.
Though, I never recognize the nominations for the Hugo Awards of that year. And is all that controversy over yet?
See you next week, podcats!
Posted on May 26, 2017, in books, podcast and tagged all the books, book news, book review, colson whitehead, hugo awards, podcast, pulitzer, underground railroad. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.