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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: 3, Insightful) by tempest on Monday August 24 2015, @01:33PM

    by tempest (3050) on Monday August 24 2015, @01:33PM (#227012)

    I think the time of such "awards" are over. We're all networked now, it's not like decades ago when sci-fi / fantasy readers were contained in small pockets of society that never encountered each other, thus needing some badge of validation that it was worth reading. With so many avid readers posting reviews on blogs, it's just a matter of finding the right circles to suit your tastes.

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  • (Score: 2) by mcgrew on Monday August 24 2015, @05:43PM

    by mcgrew (701) <publish@mcgrewbooks.com> on Monday August 24 2015, @05:43PM (#227138) Homepage Journal

    We're all networked now, it's not like decades ago when sci-fi / fantasy readers were contained in small pockets of society that never encountered each other

    I beg to differ. From Yesterday's Tomorrows:"Not only was this issue the first edition of any science fiction magazine, it was the beginning of the genre’s fandom as well. His letters to the editor column was a precursor to today’s internet chat rooms, as the writer’s address was printed with the letter, and fans started collaborating by mail. It’s said that Asimov, Bradbury, and others got together by mail as teenagers because of the magazine’s letters section and were probably encouraged to write stories."

    Sci-fi fans have always been ahead of the curve. The book's on my website for free, BTW. That was from the introduction to an essay by Hugo Gernsback that I think came from the first issue of Amazing.

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