Fantasist & Futurist
- Nov 23, 2002
To be fair, I've heard of the Hugo Awards, but I can't recall any single winner I've bought mentioning "Hugo" anywhere on the cover - if it did, I've just not taken any notice, because it never meant anything to me as a reader.Really? Every decent SF book that wins has "Hugo Award Winner" emblazoned across the cover somewhere - how did you miss this for 35 years?
Just as I regularly enjoy watching films, but except for a famous handful, would not be able to identify Oscar winners, as this does not define my viewing habits.
Publishers see awards as potential sales boosters.