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77 Years of Sci-fi and Fantasy


Maybe you’ve heard of it.  It’s kind of a big deal in science fiction and fantasy circles.

It’s the yearly convention of the World Science Fiction Society (WSFS) and is hosted by non-profit fan organizations all over the globe who bid for the privilege of bringing Worldcon to their city.  This year, Worldcon 77 (That’s right.  77 years of sci-fi/fantasy fans gathering to celebrate the authors and stories they love.) was held in Dublin, Ireland.

The main event at Worldcon since 1953 has been the Hugo Award announcements.  The Hugo is the highest of prizes for science fiction and fantasy authors.  WSFS members (those who pay membership dues) nominate and vote for their favorite sci-fi/fantasy novels, stories, screenplays, artwork, etc.  Winners are announced at a gala ceremony on the last night of the convention.

This year, that night was two weeks ago, Sunday, August 18th.

As lovers of science fiction and fantasy, Flash Fiction Online would like to congratulate this year’s worthy winners.

Here’s a link to BookRiot’s list of this year’s award winners:



Suzanne Vincent

Suzanne Vincent is the editor-in-chief of Flash Fiction Online. That’s what people think anyway. Actually, she’s really a pretty ordinary middle-aged woman packing a few extra pounds and a few more gray hairs than she’s comfortable with. As a writer, she leans toward the fantasy spectrum, though much of what she writes is difficult to classify. Slipstream? Isn’t that where we stick stories when we just can’t figure out where else they go? Suzanne’s first professional publication was right here at FFO, published before she joined the staff: “I Speak the Master’s Will,” — a story she’s still very proud of. While she doesn’t actually have time to blog anymore, she once did. You can still read her ancient posts on writing at The Slushpile Avalanche. Suzanne keeps a house full of kids (3), a husband (1), and pets (too many to number) in Utah, USA. Yes, she’s a Mormon. No, there isn’t another wife. Mormons haven’t actually practiced polygamy since the 1890s. Too bad. She’d love to have another woman around to wash dishes and do laundry.


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