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Anit Vaxxers "sad puppies" try to screw the Hugo award pooch
« on: August 24, 2015, 02:54:31 PM »
A bunch of right wing sci fi fans, led by an anti vaxxer of all things, seem to have tried to get a bunch of shitty ring wing approved "authors" on the ballot and only ended up ensuring no one won.

http://www.theguardian.com/books/booksblog/2015/aug/24/diversity-wins-as-the-sad-puppies-lose-at-the-hugo-awards

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Re: Anit Vaxxers "sad puppies" try to screw the Hugo award pooch
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2015, 02:57:13 PM »
I love Kevin J Anderson, the shittiest sci fi writer to ever cash a check, is on the sad puppies approved list:

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/apr/09/george-rr-martin-right-wing-broken-hugo-awards

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Re: Anit Vaxxers "sad puppies" try to screw the Hugo award pooch
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2015, 03:06:38 PM »
It's way more complicated than "anti-vaxxers".  There almost no way to get a brand-new overhead view of what's going on, with the multiple factions and revolving leadership and ham-handed responses.

The swath of No Award awards were the least shitty of a host of shitty outcomes available, so hooray, I guess?


(A major source of the disquiet has been straight white dudes not realizing that genre fiction being all straight white dudes in days of yore was a political position, not a neutral position, so moving away from straight white dudes isn't adding politics to genre fiction, it's changing the politics in genre fiction.)
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