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.
Previously: "Rightwing lobby has 'broken' Hugo awards" Says George R.R. Martin (240 comments)
Please, submit more!
I'll try to motivate myself to seek out strange new sources and new viewpoints even when the queue isn't drying up! To boldly go where no one has gone before! (Well, except the theoretical TFA I'll find, but you get my gist.)
Sure, we've got The Mighty Buzzard (whom as I understand, regardless of his/her viewpoint, we owe a lot to, not that it would matter in an ideal arena of ideas, just acknowledging that I could have helped out in the beginning but I didn't), and we've got Runaway and Aristarchus eternally battling it out. Soylentnews is people! People will disagree. I don't believe silence is an acceptable answer, not at least on this site.
I hope you do submit and use different sources. So much of the "mainstream" tech news is an echo chamber of re-chewed press releases. Some days it's quite hard to find enough grist for the mill here. Many yearn for more substance and so do I.