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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 kurenai.tsubasa on Tuesday August 25 2015, @01:05AM

    by kurenai.tsubasa (5227) on Tuesday August 25 2015, @01:05AM (#227326) Journal

    See Planetes [] for an interesting hard sci-fi about space and politics in cislunar orbit. It's not print, a little slow to get going, but I found it enjoyable as a whole. While it presents a future without transporters or warp drives, it is a fundamentally human story, about people and society as you suggest.

    Also I found the first two books in the series the Hyperion Cantos [] to be enjoyable. Particularly, I liked the concept of the Ousters, a group of humans who engage in genetic manipulation to attempt to evolve a race that is capable of living in space without the aid of “farcaster” wormholes. Not sure if that's to your tastes, but worth a look.

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