The Hugos: "nerd-on-nerd violence"

Wired has a piece up about the Hugos - Puppies, Puppygate, SJWs, the hotmess of this year's slate, the No Award results, G.R.R.M., etc. It's titled, "Who Won Science Fiction's Hugo Awards, and Why It Matters". (The fact that the headline has to explain what the Hugos are is an indication of the audience this piece is pitched to.)

One chunk which particularly caught my eye was this:

As an aspiring lit-fic snob author, I can't wait to get out of this crummy neighborhood I live in. With my next book, I will completely turn my back on a genre that's given me tens of thousands of hours of reading pleasure. Within five years, Franzen and I will be drinking ice water together at a tastefully exclusive dive somewhere in Brooklyn, sneering at the proles. Count on it.

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  1. Yeah, I don't know all the ins and outs, but basically it sounds like a voting issue - voting en mass versus for individual authors. I just think they need to update the voting rules, but hey, they got a lot more memberships and money this year because of the hoopla so who knows?

    I don't understand why everyone is calling everyone else names though. And I feel sorry for people who were nominated but for whatever reason got caught up in this mess when all they wanted was to win an award.



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