August 23rd, 2015


Hugo thoughts

Just after I got up today, I turned on my computer and caught the end of the live stream of the Hugo Awards, a fun way to start the day.

The results mostly coincided with my votes. Congratulations to the winners! But I am dismayed to have been hoping for “No Award” so often.

I’m still angry that my time was wasted reading a lot of bad writing placed on the ballot for no reason that holds water besides malice. A look at the Hugo statistics show what a feast for the mind we could have had.

Worse, the Puppies plan to be back next year, and the voting statistics show there are enough of them to repeat this tragedy, but next time it will be a farce. Those of us who love literature face another ugly season.

But love is stronger than hate.

— Sue Burke