Re: Hugo Awards (Score: 0)
posted Saturday, March 12, 2011 - 10:26 AM (#58522
I won't dispute that Girl Genius is exceptional, and I won't be surprised if they win, but DRIVE is...well, I think DRIVE is unique.
Everything about standard Sci Fi is twisted - the evil empire is the sympathetic party, the evil empire is hopelessly outmatched, the evil emperor (who assassinated the previous emperor, his uncle) may be the only one who can save it. The ostensible heroes are, respectively, an overpowered pop-culturally addicted naif, and a cynical amnesiac who only wants to find out his identity, but is pressed into service because he has an innate ability that makes him special. All this wrapped up in a religious conspiracy from an alien society.
It sounds ludicrous, but DAMN is it good.
I hope you win. You deserve it.