[LMB] Old SF
fishman at panix.com
Wed Sep 30 06:57:58 BST 2020
What's a Hugo? And who cares?
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From: "Eric Oppen" <ravenclaweric at gmail.com>
To: "Discussion of the works of Lois McMaster Bujold."
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Sent: 9/30/2020 1:34:22 AM
Subject: Re: [LMB] Old SF
>What I said was that I can think of ways to stuff the ballot boxes. Say,
>for example, a large book publisher wants to make sure that most or all of
>the Hugos go to its own books, so they buy memberships in the names of many
>of their employees, including those who have no intention of attending, and
>then vote those ballots.
>On Tue, Sep 29, 2020 at 8:54 PM Alex Y. Kwan <litalex at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Wed, 30 Sep 2020 at 02:51, Eric Oppen <ravenclaweric at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > 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.
>> Things didn't go your way, so it must be rigged? Societies, and therefore
>> tastes, change as time goes on. That's a given.
>> little Alex
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