The Mighty Buzzard writes:
So, last night the SJW types over at the Hugo awards decided they'd rather burn the whole thing to the ground than give out an award based on what the readers like instead of social justice reasons:
The members of the World Science Fiction Society rejected the slate of finalists in five categories, giving No Award in Best Novella, Short Story, Related Work, Editor Short Form, and Editor Long Form. This equals the total number of times that WSFS members have presented No Award in the entire history of the Hugo Awards, most recently in 1977.
Here are a few of the people on the #SadPuppies slate that should be quite surprised to learn that they were denied a chance at an award for being white males when they wake up this morning: Rajnar Vajra, Larry Correia, Annie Bellet, Kary English, Toni Weisskopf, Ann Sowards, Megan Gray, Sheila Gilbert, Jennifer Brozek, Cedar Sanderson, and Amanda Green.
takyon: Here are in-depth explanations of the Hugo Awards controversy.
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If a group of people don't want an award to be based purely on the writing, perhaps they should come up with a different awards. If other people think there's value in the idea the awards will start to mean something. What they're doing seems to be trying to take a lot of meaning away from the Hugos.
If one of the bloggers actually use the phrase "Black lives matter" when talking about voting for stories by non-white authors, I have serious doubts about how much value those awards would have in the literary world.
If one of the bloggers actually use the phrase "Black lives matter" ... I have serious doubts about how much value those awards would have in the literary world.
OMG, a blogger said something!! That settles it! When a blogger says something, that is the final word.Game over, man! Game over! What the fuck are we supposed to do now, huh? What are we gonna do?
Did IQs just drop sharply while I was away?
That's kind of the point the SJWs made during the Hugos. They were upset they didn't get to push their own politics so gave no award rather than give it to something that didn't follow their political ideology.
Rather than give it to something that wasn't worthy of an award, you mean.
Building new awards would be actual work. And it wouldn't serve the Whining Puppies agenda of shitting on better authors, while trying to scam for themselves awards they claim to hate but secretly covet. (Really, this whole thing started when Larry Correia's "brilliant" plan to get himself a Hugo quick and easy went down in flames because he was outclassed by the competition. He's no where near as awful as most of what they nominated this year, but not great either.)
If "not great" leads to the sales he has on his Monster Hunters series, then teach me how to write "not great".