Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Illegitimus non caninus

You know, some people encouraging slate voting was not a good idea, and IMHO turned into a real fiasco when a narrow range of stories ended up dominating the Hugo nominations in some categories - but the backlash of advocating No Awarding in those categories, and the spew of reviews of those works obviously done in bad faith is equally wrong.

The internet brings out the worst in people, and the sneers and taunts from both sides in the current literary dispute are sad. Next year I expect we'll see a little more variety in the nominations - I, for one, will not have anything to do with any more recommended lists - and I hope after this back and forth things will settle down somewhat.

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