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Hugo Voting Packet for 2020

Hello Hugo voters! Thanks so much for stopping by. I’m Alasdair Stuart, a finalist for this year’s Best Fan Writer Hugo and this is my eligibility packet. One of the few perks of most of my work being unpaid is I can easily make it available for voters and non-voters alike. A quick note about …

Hugo Voting Packet for 2020

New Model Astronauts

This piece originally appeared as part of my weekly newsletter, The Full Lid . If you liked it, and want a weekly down of pop culture enthusiasm, occasional ketchup recipes and me enjoying things, then check out the archive and sign up here. Five years ago, I wrote a piece about Interstellar and the death of the astronaut myth. …

New Model Astronauts

Boldly Going

This piece originally appeared as part of my weekly newsletter, The Full Lid . If you liked it, and want a weekly down of pop culture enthusiasm, occasional ketchup recipes and me enjoying things, then check out the archive and sign up here. The funny thing about the passage of time is you don’t notice it passing. …

Boldly Going

I’m a Hugo Finalist! Again!

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=31KhkQH2RFs] Have a guess which is my favorite part:) Don’t call it a comeback! Except it is! I’m a Best Fan Writer finalist again! I’m so happy to be back, especially for work I did in a year which was so stressful by the second half it actively made me ill. Better still, this …

I’m a Hugo Finalist! Again!

Heroes Then, Heroes Now

This piece originally appeared as part of my weekly newsletter, The Full Lid . If you liked it, and want a weekly down of pop culture enthusiasm, occasional ketchup recipes and me enjoying things, then check out the archive and sign up here.   JoJo Rabbit is an early contender for movie of the year for me. It’s …

Heroes Then, Heroes Now

Northern Hearts, Northern Soul

This piece originally appeared as part of my weekly newsletter, The Full Lid . If you liked it, and want a weekly down of pop culture enthusiasm, occasional ketchup recipes and me enjoying things, then check out the archive and sign up here.   I’ve always loved The North (Capital T Capital N). I lived in Yorkshire …

Northern Hearts, Northern Soul

Admiral Clancy Regrets

This piece originally appeared as part of my weekly newsletter, The Full Lid . If you liked it, and want a weekly down of pop culture enthusiasm, occasional ketchup recipes and me enjoying things, then check out the archive and sign up here. For some reason YouTube just will not embed this scene despite the fact I can link to it …

Admiral Clancy Regrets

2019 Eligibility Post

It’s the most…necessary tiiiiime…of the yearrrrrr! Welcome to my eligibility post, folks. Before we get started, a quick note as I’m trying something a bit different. Every year, there’s a conversation around whether ‘paid’ work (and I use the term very loosely) is eligible for consideration in ‘fan’ categories. (The related questions of how much …

2019 Eligibility Post

I Can Sell You A Body

This piece originally appeared as part of my weekly newsletter, The Full Lid . If you like it, and want a weekly down of pop culture enthusiasm, occasional ketchup recipes and me enjoying things, then check out the archive and sign up here. Are you recently deceased? Respiratorily challenged? Concerned your vital humors are neither vital nor …

I Can Sell You A Body

Spookids Issue 1

I’m a fan of Marc Jackson‘s work. You may be able to tell.  His frantic style and glorious sense of humour have lit up countless books. And now, with his latest he’s taking on Stranger Things and classic 1980s weird. Eric is an inventor, brilliant, gifted, and a little off kilter. Bud, his best friend, is the Beaker to his …

Spookids Issue 1

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