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Why are Some of Science-Fiction’s Biggest Names Pulling out of the Hugo Awards?

George R.R. Martin, Connie Willis, and John Scalzi are among the authors fighting to protect one of sci-fi’s biggest awards.

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Something’s not right in the literary world of science fiction and fantasy.

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Five Female Developers Turning the Tables on the Gaming Industry

At the Game Developers Conference this year, more women than ever participated on panels and talks. Here’s what they said.

In the wake last year’s Gamergate affair, a meticulous and damaging campaign targeting female game developers and their supporters, this year’s Game Developers Conference (GDC) in San Francisco is celebrating the work of women in the games industry. A number of panels and talks focused on gender diversity, while others provided practical advice on hiring and retaining female employees. Microsoft’s Women in Games event, held every year during GDC, celebrated the ongoing contribution of female talent across the industry’s disciplines. And though the numbers are still woefully unbalanced, for the first time in GDC’s history, this year’s conference saw a record number of female speakers: 184 women versus 744 men, the highest of any GDC to date. In the spirit of celebrating women’s ever-growing contributions to the gaming world, here are five female game developers helping to turn the tide.

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