Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Herding dogs? A round-up of Puppygate posts

As well as my own post yesterday, there have been a lot of articles and blog posts about the Hugo voting results, and the Puppy slates. The roundup below includes a post from Puppy favorite, John C. Wright, who has no hesitation in calling himself “a skilled author, one of the finest writing today.” That level of hubris explains a lot. There is also a post from the Federalist, a right wing site that seems to think left-leaning folks cannot be nerds and compares them instead to ISIS.

N.B. I am adding to the list as I find things, so feel free to add links to a comment if you know of a good discussion.

Who Won Science Fiction's Hugo Awards and Why it Matters, Wired.com (best in-depth description I have seen)

The Link between Sad Puppies and Donald Trump, Slate

Hugos & Puppies: Peeling the Onion, Foz Meadows' blog

The Hugos, the Puppies, and why this is more important than just a rocketship, Mary Robinette Kowal's blog

Smeagol Nielson Hayden, John C Wright's blog

Bad puppies, no awards, Charlie Stross' blog

The Hugo Awards: Why the War on Nerds Is a War on Art, The Federalist

Hugo Awards Upset: Fans Say No to Sad Puppies, Alexandra Erin's blog

George RR Martin 'relieved' after Sad Puppies' Hugo awards defeat, The Guardian

The Hugo Awards 2015: Looking Back and Moving Forward, The Mary Sue blog

Hugo Awards: Rabid Puppies defeat reflects growing diversity in science fiction,  by Gary K Wolfe for the Chicago Tribune (I liked that this one makes it clear it was mostly a Rapid Puppy slate)


Final(ish) Notes on Hugos and Puppies, 2015 Edition, John Scalzi's Whatever blog

THE DIVERGENCE BETWEEN POPULARITY AND AWARDS IN FANTASY AND SCIENCE FICTION, Eric Flint's blog (interesting analysis of sales/popularity versus awards)

And in conclusion

Next Year's Hugos, George RR Martin's blog

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