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I’ve posted another update about the Sad Puppies thing over at The Province. This one is about writers withdrawing from the nominations. I’m trying to keep track of the major developments, but it’s become almost impossible to follow this thing. 18 more words

The Writing Life

Rocketship To Nowhere (My thoughts on the Hugos)

If you aren’t a fan of SciFi books then you may have never heard of the Hugo Awards before. They are a very prestigious and coveted award amongst SciFi writers and typically the Hugo Award winners list is comprised of excellent books to read. 793 more words

Scifi

Hugo awards, Spanish Novellas, and Joe the Plumber

I confess, to escape my pathetic life I sometimes watch Spanish soap operas. Oh, the drama, the angst…the shirtless man riding a white horse, tossing his hair in the wind?? 660 more words

Wednesday Grab Bag: Sad Puppies

Background:

http://terribleminds.com/ramble/2015/04/06/the-hugo-awards-gamergate-edition-2015/

http://whatever.scalzi.com/2015/04/07/human-shields-cabals-and-poster-boys/

http://grrm.livejournal.com/420090.html

I think if these tactics had been used to ensure that only women got nominated for the Hugos this year, or that only PoC did, the Sad Puppies wouldn’t see that as right or fair. 60 more words

Personal

Are Hugo Awards political?

The SF world seems to be in the middle of a very interesting debate that could change how Hugo awards are given out. My impression of the Hugo awards is that they are like the Oscars but for books, and authors are nominated for the quality of their work by a small electorate. 552 more words

Sacred Art

Sad Puppies Affair

This year the Hugos have been rocked with political conflict. There is so much trash talk flying around about the situation that it is probably impossible to make any comment without making one or both sides angry. 390 more words

Culture War

On the Hugos and Positive Censorship

“As the Americans learned so painfully in Earth’s final century, free flow of information is the only safeguard against tyranny. The once-chained people whose leaders at last lose their grip on information flow will soon burst with freedom and vitality, but the free nation gradually constricting its grip on public discourse has begun its rapid slide into despotism. 1,956 more words

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