[LMB] Fwd: Re: Old SF

Damien Sullivan phoenix at mindstalk.net
Wed Sep 30 21:54:15 BST 2020


On Wed, Sep 30, 2020 at 06:06:28PM +0200, markus baur wrote:

> > Do we expect Hugo winners to be randomly distributed? I would think some
> > editors and some publishers would be better at hiring and cultivating
> > Hugo-grade authors than others.
> 
> no .. but i would expect the winners and runners-up to be at least roughly
> similarily distributed to sales numbers (after all the hugos are supposed to
> shopw the will of the readers)

Were they similarly distributed to sales numbers *before* the alleged
rise of PCness and 'woke' culture?

> the statistical analysis i saw that the time shows that this was not the
> case - and certain authors or publishing houses that sold VERY well were not
> present in the Hugos at all - whereas other authors and publishing hopuses

Did the analysis cover the whole history of the Hugos?


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