The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books is this weekend (30 April - 1 May). Like any good festival of books, or like any good LA Times, they give prizes. Here are the categories:
Robert Kirsch Award (from what I gather, this is sort of like a lifetime achievement award)
Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction
Science & Technology
Young Adult Literature
All right, so look over that list and tell me what is missing. . . .
Yes, that's right: Science Fiction & Fantasy. They have Mystery/Thriller and they don't have Science Fiction & Fantasy. They have Graphic Novel, for crying out loud, and they don't have Science Fiction & Fantasy. It's an outrageous omission, I tell you.
I am not going to the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books this year. I am boycotting the event. (Plus, I have to work.)