[LMB] Fwd: Re: Fwd: Re: Old SF

markus baur baur at chello.at
Wed Sep 30 22:34:38 BST 2020


Am 30.09.2020 um 22:54 schrieb Damien Sullivan:
> 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?

iirc not the whole history, but a good piece of it

i looked but cannot find it again, alas ..

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markus

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