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posted by cmn32480 on Monday August 24 2015, @02:41AM   Printer-friendly
from the white-males-have-enough-awards dept.

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.

Previously: "Rightwing lobby has 'broken' Hugo awards" Says George R.R. Martin (240 comments)

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  • (Score: 5, Insightful) by Phoenix666 on Monday August 24 2015, @01:11PM

    by Phoenix666 (552) on Monday August 24 2015, @01:11PM (#227008) Journal

    Wow, what a fracas. I took the day off on vacation with my family and returned to this.

    I don't have a dog in the Hugo fight; once a voracious scifi reader, I haven't been able to finish a scifi novel in years (not even the richly imagined and well-written Aristoi). So all the did-they, didn't-they is sailing right over my head.

    I am much more concerned about the internecine rancor coming out in this discussion. Slagging takyon and mighty buzzard for skewing the summary? Well, guys, if not for their hard work (which they do for no pay and scant praise, apparently) there is no soylent. How many of those tucking into them have done turns editing or even submitted articles? I don't recognize any of their handles as having done so.

    Let's consider that this is a motley crew. Most are cheeky, surly, and weird. I believe they have valuable and interesting things to say. For me, the rough edges are a feature not a bug. The more the merrier.

    The right answer and action for those who are disatisfied with the editing or article submissions is to step up and edit and submit. Let us vie with each other in the achievement of excellence on soylent, not in ever more vicious insults.

    Washington DC delenda est.
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  • (Score: 4, Touché) by skullz on Monday August 24 2015, @03:56PM

    by skullz (2532) on Monday August 24 2015, @03:56PM (#227073)

    I figure the majority of readers are just busy making popcorn.

    Personally, I enjoy seeing these stories as it brings these ugly disagreements into the light. I see so many "* in tech" opinion pieces in the news from people who MAYBE might be technical writers but are not "in tech". It is refreshing to see opinions voiced by the "tech" community, even when they are at odds with each other.

    So, from an "in tech" person on a Monday: thanks to the editors, the submitters and the commenters. You brighten my day (hugs++).