- Russell Blackford
- Australian philosopher, literary critic, legal scholar, and professional writer. Based in Newcastle, NSW. My latest books are THE TYRANNY OF OPINION: CONFORMITY AND THE FUTURE OF LIBERALISM (2019) and AT THE DAWN OF A GREAT TRANSITION: THE QUESTION OF RADICAL ENHANCEMENT (2021).
Wednesday, February 07, 2018
Locus Awards 2018 - Science Fiction and the Moral Imagination nominated
Locus magazine's annual awards covering the fields of science fiction, fantasy, and horror, are now up for votes (voting closes on 15 April). Since this is determined by a vote of the public (with double weighting for Locus subscribers), it will be largely a popularity contest. Nonetheless, it's pleasing to have come so far as to have Science Fiction and the Moral Imagination listed on the ballot in the "non-fiction" category. If you've had a chance to read the book, and assuming you enjoyed it or found it useful, do consider voting. If you look at the other names on the ballot in the category, I'd say that I'm a definite outsider, which is fair enough given what the others all accomplished to get there. Still, you never know what will happen, and anyway it's an honour even to be on the same list as some of those people.