A Brief Comment on the Hugos
I remember, when the Hugo nominations came out, Brad Torgersen crowed that the Puppies had taken over the Enterprise.
So, to extend the metaphor, this is what happened to the Puppies last night at the Hugo Awards:
And if you remember, afterwards the Federation built the Enterprise back up again, just as good as, if not better than, before. So, yes.
I’ll have more and longer things to say on the topic, but right now I’m operating on a deficit of sleep thanks to George RR Martin’s epic Hugo Loser’s party, so I’m going to take a nap before my event in Fort Collins (today! At 3!).
In the meantime, if you want more detail on events, this Wired article (in which I am quoted) is pretty comprehensive, and this Wall Street Journal article features immediate post-Hugo reactions from me and several others.
Comments off because of nap, followed by several hours of me being busy at an event. My upcoming longer entry (probably within the next couple of days) will have the comments open. Hold your fire until then.