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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: 2) by mcgrew on Monday August 24 2015, @05:17PM

    by mcgrew (701) <> on Monday August 24 2015, @05:17PM (#227120) Homepage Journal

    Would sci-fi focus, as it has for much of its history, largely on brave white male engineers with ray guns fighting either a) hideous aliens or b) hideous governments who don’t want them to mine asteroids in space?

    Poul Anderson'a Industrial Revolution [] is about asteroid miners fighting a big bad government, but there are women in the story and they do NOT play passive roles. In fact, few stories in Yesterday's Tomorrows are completely male-centric. Frederik Pohl's Day of the Boomer Dukes [] (1957) is a time travel story that takes place in Harlem, so most of its characters are black (and he writes their dialog excellently).

    If more women wrote science fiction, more women would get Hugos. As to sexuality, why in the hell should I care who a writer is sleeping with if he or she writes good SF stories?

    In my own Mars, Ho! [] two of the three main protagonists are women scientists, the third a man who's gone no farther than high school.

    I'm planning on attending next year, Kansas City's only a few hundred miles away.

    Free Martian whores! []
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