The People vs. H. P. Lovecraft

Jim Hines reminded me in his Live Journal (and elsewhere) of an ongoing argument: a lot of people are angry that Howard Phillips Lovecraft’s likeness is used for the statue given out as the World Fantasy Awards. I have conflicting feelings about this, but I’d like to add my voice to the discussion of What…

Do Awards Really Matter?

So the question I would pose to readers is this: Do you buy a book or game, or have a greater degree of interest in it because it won an award? A perfect example would be the American film industry’s Academy Awards. Regularly, film buffs are given a second chance to see the films once…