[LMB] Old SF

Eric Oppen ravenclaweric at gmail.com
Tue Sep 29 19:50:19 BST 2020


My own take is that the Puppies' charges that the Hugos were being rigged
might well have had a lot of truth to them.   Given enough money to play
with (*cough* Tor Books *cough cough*) I can think of ways to stuff the
ballot boxes in favor of works I wanted to see win.

On Tue, Sep 29, 2020 at 11:03 AM Alex Kwan <litalex at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello,
>
> > On 29 Sep 2020, at 06:18, Zan Lynx <zlynx at acm.org> wrote:
> > I support the idea that GOOD STORIES come ahead of any amount of
> political correctness. A story should never be given an award because it
> happens to have the correct mixture of character types or have authors from
> whatever identity group is trendy.
> >
> > Awards should only be given because the story is considered good by a
> large number of award voters. And YES, that is from my white male
> definition of a good story. Other voters can use their personal definitions
> and what gets the most votes wins.
>
> People have been doing that. They weren’t voting for a story because of
> political correctness, etc. Just because the Sad Puppies dislike those
> stories doesn’t mean other people can’t genuinely like them.
>
> little Alex
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