“There’s no way I would have written that,” he said.
“But this book will definitely change the whole world.
I’m sure it will change some minds.”
While some will see this as a step toward furthering the Hugo Awards, others are calling it the first step towards the end of the world, and a sign of the apocalypse.
Many people will find this to be a little bit of both, according to Peter V. Brett, a science fiction author and a senior fellow at the Center for the Study of Globalization.
The author and longtime sci-fi writer, who won the Hugo for his short story “The End of the World,” has already said he hopes the award shows that the world has changed enough to justify the need for the awards.
“The world has always changed, but I think in this election, it’s gotten so crazy that a lot of people are looking to this award to be the beginning of the end,” Brett said.
“If we don’t win, I think we’ll end up as the world’s least respected science fiction book, probably the least well-respected SF book, but certainly the least popular SF book.
It’ll be really interesting to see if people look back at that and say, ‘This is a big deal.'”