I’ve been hanging out with friends and family I don’t see very often, so I haven’t been following the whole sock puppies scandal very closely. But it keeps cropping up on various discussion threads and lists I’m on, and I can’t help but reading up on the scandal. Here are some of the better posts I’ve come across in recent days.
My Clarion West instructor George R.R. Martin wrote an excellent summary on why the sad puppies are rather deluded regarding their feeling of being excluded by the new, evilly diversified SF of recent years:
George also wrote a highly recommended follow-up post on Hatespeech:
My fellow Villa Diodati member, Floris Kleinje, provides a great analysis of the ballot and what to do about it. While I don’t agree with his solution for the future (making voting memberships so cheap anyone could vote), he provides a very considered, informative summary:
Obviously, the Hugos are broken and mean absolutely nothing this year, but hopefully somewhere down the road the system can be fixed in such a way that excellent SF can once again be rewarded with a major award.