The Astounding Award for Best New Writer

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ULTRAGOTHA

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Dell Magazine has re-named the Campbell to The Astounding Award for Best New Writer. That was a very fast reaction after Jeannette Ng's firecracker speech at the Hugo Awards last week.

I HOPE the Hugo Administrators for CoNZealand, the next Worldcon, will go ahead with the new name despite the old one being in the Constitution (and it taking two years to change the Constitution). WSFS only administers the award. We don't own the name.
 

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Jeannette Ng really tore it down with that speech, but it really does feel like it was time for some tearing. The new name is a better fit anyway. And from a ruthlessly marketing perspective, to people unfamiliar with the genre, it's a bit more descriptive than just some guy's name.
 

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An author winning an award should be able to be happy about it instead of the experience being soured by that award linked to somebody like Campbell. Much like when the Lovecraft bust World Fantasy Awards used to give out was swapped for a new award trophy, some changes are good things.
 

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