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Monday, February 02, 2015

Rabid Puppies 2015

We of the science fiction Right do not march in lockstep or agree on everything. We span a fairly wide variety of political perspectives and we have very different opinions concerning the optimal way to deal with the corruption and ideological rot that is rife within the world of modern science fiction and fantasy. My recommendations for the Hugo Awards last year were not precisely the same as Larry Correia's in Sad Puppies 2, nor are they identical to Brad Torgersen's recommendations in Sad Puppies 3. But they are similar because we value excellence in actual science fiction and fantasy, rather than excellence in intersectional equalitarianism, racial and gender inclusion, literary pyrotechnics, or professional rabbitology.

What follows is the list of Hugo recommendations known as Rabid Puppies. They are my recommendations for the 2015 nominations, and I encourage those who value my opinion on matters related to science fiction and fantasy to nominate them precisely as they are. I think it is abundantly evident that these various and meritorious works put not only last year's nominations, but last year's winners, to shame.

BEST NOVEL

Monster Hunter Nemesis by Larry Correia, Baen Books
The Chaplain's War by Brad Torgersen, Baen Books
Skin Game by Jim Butcher, ROC
Lines of Departure, by Marko Kloos, self-published
The Dark Between the Stars by Kevin J. Anderson, Tor Books

BEST NOVELLA

"One Bright Star to Guide Them" by John C. Wright, Castalia House (Spanish)
"Big Boys Don't Cry" by Tom Kratman, Castalia House (German, Italian)
"The Plural of Helen of Troy" by John C. Wright, City Beyond Time / Castalia House
"Pale Realms of Shade" by John C. Wright, , The Book of Feasts & Seasons / Castalia House
"Flow" by Arlan Andrews Sr., Analog November 2014

BEST NOVELETTE

"Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus" by John C. Wright, The Book of Feasts & Seasons/ Castalia House
"The Journeyman: In the Stone House" by Michael F. Flynn, Analog June 2014
“Championship B’tok" by Edward M. Lerner, Analog Sept 2014
"The Triple Sun: A Golden Age Tale", by Rajnar Vajra, Analog July/Aug 2014
"Ashes to Ashes, Dust to Dust, Earth to Alluvium" by Gray Rinehart, Orson Scott Card’s InterGalactic Medicine Show

BEST SHORT STORY

"Turncoat" by Steve Rzasa, Riding the Red Horse
"The Parliament of Beasts and Birds" by John C. Wright, The Book of Feasts & Seasons
"Goodnight Stars" by Annie Bellet, The Apocalypse Triptych
"Totaled" by Kary English, Galaxy's Edge
“On A Spiritual Plain”, Lou Antonelli, Sci Phi Journal #2

BEST RELATED WORK

Transhuman and Subhuman: Essays on Science Fiction and Awful Truth, by John C. Wright, Castalia House
"The Hot Equations: Thermodynamics and Military SF" by Ken Burnside, Riding the Red Horse / Castalia House
"Wisdom From My Internet" by Michael Z. Williamson, self-published
"The Science is Never Settled" by Tedd Roberts, Baen Free Library
"Letters from Gardner" by Lou Antonelli, Sci Phi Journal #3

BEST GRAPHIC STORY

Reduce Reuse Reanimate by Carter Reid, (independent)

BEST DRAMATIC PRESENTATION (Long Form)

Coherence, James Ward Byrkit
Guardians of the Galaxy, James Gunn
Interstellar, Christopher Nolan
The Maze Runner, Wes Ball
The Lego Movie, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller

BEST DRAMATIC PRESENTATION (Short Form)

Supernatural: "Dog Dean Afternoon"
Game of Thrones: "The Mountain and the Viper"
Grimm: "Once We Were Gods"
The Flash – “The Flash (pilot)”

BEST EDITOR (Short Form)

Vox Day, Riding the Red Horse, Castalia House
Jennifer Brozek, Shattered Shields
Bryan Thomas Schmidt, Shattered Shields
Mike Resnick, Galaxy's Edge
Edmund R. Schubert, Orson Scott Card's InterGalactic Medicine Show
 
BEST EDITOR (Long Form)

Vox Day, Castalia House
Toni Weisskopf, Baen Books
Jim Minz, Baen Books
Anne Sowards, ACE/ROC
Sheila Gilbert, DAW

BEST PROFESSIONAL ARTIST

Kirk DouPonce
Carter Reid
Jon Eno
Alan Pollack
Nick Greenwood

BEST SEMIPROZINE

Orson Scott Card's InterGalactic Medicine Show, Edmund Schubert

BEST FANZINE


Black Gate, John O'Neill
Tangent SF On-line, Dave Truesdale
Elitist Book Reviews,  Steve Diamond
The Revenge of Hump Day, Tim Bolgeo

BEST FANCAST

"The Sci Phi Show", Jason Rennie
Dungeon Crawlers Radio
Adventures in SF Publishing

BEST FAN WRITER

Jeffro Johnson
Matthew David Surridge
Amanda Green
Cedar Sanderson
Daniel Enness


THE JOHN W. CAMPBELL AWARD


Eric S. Raymond, "Sucker Punch", Riding the Red Horse
Rolf Nelson, The Stars Came Back
Jason Cordova, Kaiju Apocalypse
Kary Englis, Flight of the Kikayon

Thanks to all of the Dread Ilk who registered to participate, and special thanks to Artraccoon, who designed the Rabid Puppies logo. If you're interested in doing more than blowing up the Hugo Awards and want to go out and sport the colors, he has a Cafe Press store where you can check out various clothing options.

I would, of course be remiss if I failed to point out that as one of the very few Native Americans active in science fiction and fantasy, it would be horrifically racist against the First Peoples in general and Native Americans in particular to fail to gift-wrap me awards in all categories for which I am eligible. Because diversity. Thank you.

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96 Comments:

Anonymous Rhys February 02, 2015 1:09 AM  

I would, of course be remiss if I failed to point out that as one of the very few Native Americans in science fiction and fantasy, it would be inexcusably racist against the First Peoples in general and Native Americans in particular to fail to gift-wrap me awards in all categories for which I am eligible

I'm not up to date on victomology (its always so confusing to remember who outranks who) - does native american man trump white woman? You should declare yourself a transgender so that as a female native american you are at the undisputed top of the hierarchy.

I love the logo. Is Artraccoon one of CH's cover artists?

Blogger SirThermite February 02, 2015 1:43 AM  

Any moral apprehensions I may have had before about voting for Blue SF without reading everything first, went out the window after reading all of the Hugo-nominated novellas, novelettes, and short stories and skimming through a lot of the other material in the Loncon voter package. In addition to the dino revenge porn story, there was the delightful tale of a lesbian wereseal's daughter, the interracial gay rain Pinnochio, hybrid human/horse bestiality/pedophilia, and a story revolving around a "no coloreds allowed" sign at a swimming hole. Also a graphic novel about necrophillia, and some article about how "Queers Dig Time Lords." Yeah, that's all I can bear to remember at this point.

Anonymous tiredofitall February 02, 2015 2:09 AM  

The funny thing is I've actually read/heard of 90% of the authors up on this slate. Versus the pinkshirt version which is a litany of who the heck is that?

Also I'm pretty sure I won't have to suppress my gag reflex while reading the stories of the authors I hadn't heard of on this slate, versus the pinkshirt stream of revenge dinoporn, lesbo cinderella et al.

Anonymous pseudotsuga February 02, 2015 2:09 AM  

I look forward to reviewing all the material to see if my conclusions match yours above.

Anonymous Rolf February 02, 2015 2:13 AM  

Really? Me on the John W. Campbell award? You sure?

I mean, I'm flattered, really, and I suppose I'm technically qualified, but... well, I guess it's a surprise...

'suppose I getter bet that sequel done post-haste.

Anonymous Noah B. February 02, 2015 2:35 AM  

"Grimm"

If you say so...

Anonymous Noah B. February 02, 2015 2:38 AM  

I haven't watched Grimm in years and I'm surprised it's still going. But, that said, it was a goldmine of unintentional comedy.

Blogger Vox February 02, 2015 4:36 AM  

Really? Me on the John W. Campbell award? You sure?

Rolf, there is literally no new writer who better illustrates the importance of story over style than you do. What so many people fail to understand is that while technical skill is nice, it's a secondary, if not tertiary aspect of good writing.

We don't still read Asimov due to the beauty of his prose. We read him for the stories. And while technical skill can be developed and improved, you've either got stories to tell or you don't.

Blogger Vox February 02, 2015 4:38 AM  

If you say so...

It would just be nice to see something other than five Doctor Who episodes on offer. And Grimm is fun. It's television, so obviously it's stupid.

Anonymous jack February 02, 2015 4:57 AM  

Don't worry Rolf, Vox is right, you deserve it. And, I expect with the release of the rewrite of Stars [into two books?] you will be on his short list next year for Sad doggies 4.
I am so looking forward to what's going to be done with Stars. I've read the original some three times now.

Anonymous jack February 02, 2015 5:01 AM  

Also: My wife makes exceptional pottery, including mugs, as an independent artist, but I am so going to get a Rabid mug. Hee hee.

Blogger Vox February 02, 2015 5:14 AM  

I love the logo. Is Artraccoon one of CH's cover artists?

No, but he probably should be at some point. He did Sad Puppies too; they're both great.

Anonymous CarpeOro February 02, 2015 5:46 AM  

No pin yet, followed the link provided in other thread and sent email to them.

Marko Kloos? I was less than impressed after reading first recommendation for him, Terms of Enlistment. Is at least one of the top three toughest/most skilled military people male this time?

Anonymous Giuseppe February 02, 2015 5:53 AM  

"Because diversity. Thank you."

I lolled. That line alone makes it so I will suppress my natural instinct to never follow a damn order on principle and vote as scheduled. Incidentally, I registered as being part of lupus org.
And when i requested the pin I got an immediate reply (on a Sunday) explaining there was a human element delay but that there was still plenty of time to vote for the Hugos and I would be contacted in a few days. I think some of the organisers may be more on side than most of us assume.

Anonymous roo_ster February 02, 2015 6:16 AM  

I have read quite a bit of the rabid puppies slate. Will endeavor to read all i have missed in the various blue slates from vd carriea and torg. I agree with grimm over dr who. I get tired of sjw assumptions and do not want them imposed on my teevee. Dr who is pretty awful about that.

Anonymous zen0 February 02, 2015 6:45 AM  

I bet those puppies are not house-broken, right?

OpenID bc64a9f8-765e-11e3-8683-000bcdcb2996 February 02, 2015 7:44 AM  

"...the corruption and ideological rot that is rife within the world of modern science fiction and fantasy."
Er....amongst OTHER "forums"!
CaptDMO

Blogger Salt February 02, 2015 7:59 AM  

Curious as to why JartStar isn't on the best prof. artist list.

Blogger dw February 02, 2015 8:06 AM  

"t would be horrifically racist against the First Peoples in general and Native Americans in particular to fail to gift-wrap me awards in all categories for which I am eligible."

You sure you're not Jewish as well?

Also, I'm surprised to see the Maze Runner on your list. I man, I like the movie but it was unexpected.

Blogger Vox February 02, 2015 8:10 AM  

Curious as to why JartStar isn't on the best prof. artist list.

See: KIRK DOUPOUNCE.

You sure you're not Jewish as well?

Yep. But I am also Mexican. Another woefully underrepresented and suppressed group in science fiction.

Anonymous VD February 02, 2015 8:44 AM  

Doug, I deleted your comment because it is outdated. I simply made a mistake, since corrected.

Anonymous MrGreenMan February 02, 2015 8:46 AM  

Since there's space, might I suggest stuffing in the Rick and Morty: Raising Gazorpazorp episode into the best short form, since it has characters from Farscape, which had a blue woman in full body paint and was this generation's Brisco County Junior.

Anonymous Doug Wardell February 02, 2015 8:57 AM  

Excellent. Thanks, Vox.

Anonymous CarpeOro February 02, 2015 9:29 AM  

@MrGreenMan

This blog really does attract a type. I was a fan of both of those shows. I root for Grim because of the character's last name (Burkhart being mine), and it is fairly interesting.

Blogger dw February 02, 2015 9:32 AM  

"Yep. But I am also Mexican. Another woefully underrepresented and suppressed group in science fiction."

So brave...

Anonymous Alexander February 02, 2015 9:39 AM  

Wow, a slate I'm actually quite well read up on. Makes a change.

Blogger AmyJ February 02, 2015 9:52 AM  

@Rhys, Gawker did a "privilege tournament" a couple of years ago, to determine among themselves which group has the least amount of privilege. It came down to Native Americans and the homeless.

The homeless won.

Anonymous Crude February 02, 2015 9:54 AM  

Here's the hardest lesson for some people to learn with regards to free speech.

If you're not at least sometimes defending the speech rights of people you consider to be reprehensible shitbags, chances are you're not defending free speech.

If you say you defend free speech, but you constantly are dreaming up technicalities through which you can conveniently get rid of speech that you just so happen to strongly disagree with, you're actually an enemy of free speech.

Blogger Josh February 02, 2015 9:55 AM  

The homeless won.

Vox, you clearly need to sell the villa to increase your victim points.

Blogger John Wright February 02, 2015 10:27 AM  

@ SirThermite:

Brilliant summation of the state of the Hugos! May I quote your comment on my blog?

Anonymous cheddarman February 02, 2015 10:46 AM  

Can one of the dread ilk make some Sad Puppy/Rabid Puppy emoticons? That would be hilariously wonderful.

Anonymous Jeanne February 02, 2015 10:54 AM  

I shall submit my ballot this morning.

Next, I must name my rabid puppy. I'm thinking Stewart is a good name. Stewart the rabid Chihuahua.

Anonymous Doug Wardell February 02, 2015 11:04 AM  

cheddarman February 02, 2015 10:46 AM

Can one of the dread ilk make some Sad Puppy/Rabid Puppy emoticons? That would be hilariously wonderful.


What, like ໒ᶘಠᴥಠᶅ७ ?

Blogger bob k. mando February 02, 2015 11:20 AM  

i kind of prefer the Sad Puppies logo. it has a certain Gamma Rabbit quality to it ...


also, shouldn't the background rocket in the Rabid Puppies logo be firing fricking lasers or something? that ( premature ejaculation rocket ) would be more in contrast to the Sad Puppies 'limp dick' rocket.

Blogger GK Chesterton February 02, 2015 11:27 AM  

@VD,

Will try to get to all of those shortly. Fortunately I have red some.

@SirThermite,

I think that's a bit unfair to "Wakulla Springs" which by far was definitely the second best story in its group after Vox's. It's main problem was that it was not science fiction or fantasy in addition to an uneven ending. Which is the same problem that plagued the "were-seals" story where it was a story about were-seals that didn't actually have any were-seals in it.

In fact the Hugo's really damned a decent story here by _forcing_ it to be something it wasn't. A true act of racial violence that would sadly go over the heads of many of the voters.

Blogger Vox February 02, 2015 11:27 AM  

shouldn't the background rocket in the Rabid Puppies logo be firing fricking lasers or something?

No. And congratulations, you have failed Semiotics 101....

Anonymous Jeanne February 02, 2015 11:48 AM  

All done. Give yourself a good 15 minutes to type/cut and paste. I need to just create a shortcut on my laptop for "John C. Wright". :)

It does ask for examples for the best professional artist category. But, it also says that not providing them will not invalidate your nominations for that category. Also asks for personnel on Best Fancast, but does not indicate whether or not providing that info will affect your votes in that category.

Blogger bob k. mando February 02, 2015 12:11 PM  

Vox February 02, 2015 11:27 AM
And congratulations ...



well, looky there. Vox gave me a gold star.

Anonymous cheddarman February 02, 2015 12:12 PM  

I notice that one of the rabid puppies has the intitials "VD" on his left shoulder.
Too bad it is not an on an epaulette.
That would improve opportunties for selling Rabid Puppy merchandise, IMO.
Will there be character development here?
Will this puppy speak for Vox Day?
I assume the one with the gun is Larry, and the grey one by default must be Brad Torgersen, and is on the left, from the perspective of the puppies.

Anonymous Stickwick February 02, 2015 12:33 PM  

Rhys: I'm not up to date on victomology (its always so confusing to remember who outranks who) - does native american man trump white woman?

In the Intergalactic Victim Derby, women always win. And it's a pretty safe bet that cis-women trump trans-women.

Blogger bob k. mando February 02, 2015 12:47 PM  

Stickwick February 02, 2015 12:33 PM
And it's a pretty safe bet that cis-women trump trans-women.



although the Trans freaks are making inroads.

one of the UFC fighters made some comments against allowing Fallon Fox to fight women ... and Dana White made him kneel and kiss the ring.

but somehow Ronda Rousey is allowed to say that she won't ever fight Fallon because it "isn't fair".

Blogger Vox February 02, 2015 1:11 PM  

From the Eligibility rules: For any work, the year is from the printed publication date if there is one, or else from the copyright date. (Many printed works are actually available before their printed publication date, but this does not matter for Hugo eligibility.)

The stories on the list have always been copyrighted 2014. What part of "Mr. Wright does not self-publish" did you not understand the first time? Besides which, recall that Old Man's War was actually self-published on Whatever two years before it was nominated for Best Novel.

Blogger Anthony February 02, 2015 1:26 PM  

Wakulla Springs should have been serialized in The New Yorker or some other prestige literary outlet. It was good - I was able to keep reading it despite not being very interested in Yet Another Story of the Segregated South, and it having Awkward Teenager Angst (which is a huge turnoff for me). But it just isn't science fiction or fantasy. Being nominated for a Hugo probably makes it de-facto ineligible for the literary award it might deserve.

Anonymous Rolf February 02, 2015 2:25 PM  

Great... Just great.... My publisher thinks my style sucketh the big one....

:-)

Anonymous Alexander February 02, 2015 2:42 PM  

I notice that one of the rabid puppies has the intitials "VD" on his left shoulder.

Yes, this time we make the right wing strong, and we keep it that way.

Anonymous Rolf February 02, 2015 2:44 PM  

VD stands for, of course, Victorious Dogs, right?

:-)

Anonymous Alexander February 02, 2015 2:49 PM  

Vere Dignum (declensions possibly totally off)

Anonymous DavidK February 02, 2015 2:54 PM  

@Rolf

Glad to hear there is going to be a second season...er... sequel.

Blogger Vox February 02, 2015 2:55 PM  

My publisher thinks my style sucketh the big one.

At least you know we're not inclined to blow smoke up your ass, Mr. Prometheus Award nominee.

Anonymous Alexander February 02, 2015 3:08 PM  

Hmmm...

Where does smoke up the ass fall on the Scalzi favors-owed scale? Inquiring minds want to know.

Anonymous Rolf February 02, 2015 3:15 PM  

Alexander - No, inquiring minds DON'T really want to know. But if you do, you could look it up in the Porn Writers Style Guide.... You know, the Comma Sutra.

Blogger SirThermite February 02, 2015 3:52 PM  

@JohnWright

You may quote me anytime you wish, Sir! I've certainly quoted you before, and with pleasure.


@ GK Chesterton

"Wakulla Springs" wasn't badly written. Like you, I enjoyed it more than most of the rest, despite it's overt dredging-up of old racial muck from a time and place that's been sifted through enough already. But as you've already stated, it had no business in the Hugos...mentioning Tarzan actors and adding a paragraph or two about a taking ape does not qualify as fantasy in my book.

@ Anthony

Am in 100% agreement with your assessment.

Blogger Dave Freer February 02, 2015 3:57 PM  

(wry smile) I don't actually feel I have ever written anything of vast merit, but there would be an element of humor in nominating a piece pointing out the statistical improbability of yet another clean sweep by the far left.

Anonymous cheddarman February 02, 2015 4:05 PM  

The Rabid puppies logo is ripe for "reducto ad Hitlerium" shrieking from the left, given the lightning bolt and deaths head symbols on the Larry Correia puppy.

I wish i had commerical rights to this. about 2 years ago,my dad sold his small clothing manufacturing business. We could have made some big $$ on Rabid Puppy merchandise.

Anonymous cheddarman February 02, 2015 4:13 PM  

The "circle - V" symbol could incite all sorts of uncontrollable feminist foaming at the mouth.

well done, Artracoon!!!

Blogger Vox February 02, 2015 4:25 PM  

I'm not challenging you here

I know you're not. But what part of "cultural war" do you not understand at this point?

Every work on the list is eligible according to the Hugo rules. I cleared any that were potentially questionable and left off one or two that I considered dubious even though they probably qualified under Wheel of Time or Old Man's War precedents.

OpenID malcolmthecynic February 02, 2015 4:38 PM  

Yeah, in any case I got the rules wrong. I'm a Sad Puppies supporter and I've bought my membership, though I actually may go with the Rabid Puppies list.

(By the way, I did just start "The Stars Came Back". I look forward to seeing where it goes.

Anonymous Rolf February 02, 2015 5:00 PM  

Malcolm - it you like it, be sure to tell your friends, and maybe leave a review. I hope you do (like it, that is); it's not real clear where it's going for most of the story, but it definitely gets somewhere by the end.

Anonymous Jason C. February 02, 2015 5:03 PM  

Thanks for putting me on your slate.

Blogger Vox February 02, 2015 6:40 PM  

Thanks for putting me on your slate.

Prego, di niente.

Blogger Vox February 02, 2015 6:42 PM  

Yeah, in any case I got the rules wrong. I'm a Sad Puppies supporter and I've bought my membership, though I actually may go with the Rabid Puppies list.

No worries. That's the main thing! Larry is reporting that as many as 600 people registered in the final week. It will be interesting to see how many of them are SP/RP types.

And it will be even more interesting to see the eventual SJW slate....

Blogger Ken February 02, 2015 7:00 PM  

As a ginger - a mutant/outcast minority of the white race - do I get victim points from the SJWs? Or would I get negative victim points, since feared hate-monger, Thomas Jefferson, was also a redhead?

Anonymous Daniel February 02, 2015 8:11 PM  

Where does smoke up the ass fall on the Scalzi favors-owed scale? Inquiring minds want to know.

You mean, "You blow me an owe job?"

Top of the list. Thanks, Redshirts!

Anonymous LL February 02, 2015 8:17 PM  

Big Boys Don't Cry was probably the best short book (novella) I read in 2014. Great, great story.

Blogger James Young February 02, 2015 9:04 PM  

Hmm. Are you opposed to me using the "Rabid Puppies" as a squadron name, with this patch? Just wondering.

Anonymous VD February 02, 2015 9:29 PM  

Are you opposed to me using the "Rabid Puppies" as a squadron name, with this patch?

Not even a little bit. What sort of squadron?

Blogger bob k. mando February 02, 2015 11:59 PM  

Rolf February 02, 2015 3:15 PM
You know, the Comma Sutra.




arrrrrgggggghhhhh.

Anonymous Aeoli February 03, 2015 12:20 AM  

Ken,

Negative points, because uber white. However...I've done okay as"soul-underprivileged".

Anonymous Blume February 03, 2015 12:30 AM  

Yes everyone know red heads don't have souls but you know I have 2 extra if you feel like buying one.

Blogger James Young February 03, 2015 12:35 AM  

It'd be in my Vergassy Universe, probably a strike squadron. Who do I need to get in touch with to get the base file? I'll put the Art Frau to work. :D

Anonymous Aeoli February 03, 2015 1:19 AM  

Always looking for more souls, but admittedly they never really satisfy.

Anonymous The artist, also known as Brad February 03, 2015 5:07 PM  

Anthony's thoughts (RE: "Wakulla Springs") mirror my own, regarding "The Water That Falls On You From Nowhere." This was a story which would have absolutely been at home in a copy of THE SUN, but I did not recognize it as SF at all, and it was so barely F that it might as well have not even tried to be in that particular subgenre. In other words, if I want to read gay angst allegory, there are plenty of trendy literary magazines which are more than happy to feature that kind of material. When I want wizards and rocketships, I go to SF/F. Too many fans keep going to SF/F for wizards and rocketships . . . and getting let down. No wonder the market share keeps shrinking, for lit SF/F. It's not the same field it was in 1975. Nor even in 1985.

Blogger Eric February 04, 2015 1:21 AM  

Vox:

Is ‘Nativity’ – from the Book of Feasts and Seasons – eligible for a Hugo this year?

'Parliament of Beasts and Birds' is good. Really good.

'Nativity' is, not figuratively, awesome.

Blogger Vox February 04, 2015 6:12 AM  

Is ‘Nativity’ – from the Book of Feasts and Seasons – eligible for a Hugo this year?

Yes, but in the Novelette category. I elected to go with "Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus" instead.

Anonymous Bz February 04, 2015 11:01 AM  

I wouldn't mind seeing William Lind's His Majesty's Birthday in the short story category. (https://www.traditionalright.com/the-view-from-olympus-his-majestys-birthday/)

A blissful day's outing to some, ultimate horror to certain others.

Anonymous Andrew February 04, 2015 9:33 PM  

'"Ashes to Ashes, Dust to Dust, Earth to Alluvium" by Gray Rinehart, Orson Scott Card’s InterGalactic Medicine Show' - that is worth a nomination for the titles alone. :)

Blogger Tiago Paolini February 07, 2015 6:54 PM  

Finally got my Hugo PIN, it took exactly 15 days to arrive. I have dealt my blow against Puppy Related Sadness™.

P.S.: I just noticed that the puppies on the street are a bit less sad. Thanks ELoE!

OpenID keross February 10, 2015 10:00 AM  

Thank you for posting links. I missed some of these. Grabbed the shorts to read and was blown away by "The Parliament of Beasts and Birds".

Anonymous Valiant February 10, 2015 7:53 PM  

Ok. I submitted my votes

Anonymous JRL February 16, 2015 7:38 PM  

Just did my part to end racism.

Blogger Kevin Meyer February 17, 2015 6:01 PM  

Was glad to be able to participate.
Submitted.

Anonymous Billy February 17, 2015 7:52 PM  

Submitted the nominations. Straight Rabid Puppies Ballot.

Anonymous Daniel February 25, 2015 12:58 AM  

(laughs) Just noticed I'm a rabid puppy. Now that's funny right there (both me being on, and me not even realizing it until 20 days after the fact.)

Blogger Brad Andrews March 07, 2015 2:14 AM  

A couple of things were missing in their ballot, so I did leave them off. The "best editor" categories were in the opposite order on the form, so some may get them backwards.

A few fields were empty, such as the author of the media and the example work columns.

Check your editor submissions to make sure you didn't put them in the wrong order.

Anonymous Blume March 07, 2015 1:43 PM  

Is art raccoon eligible for best fan artist?

OpenID lostsailor32 March 07, 2015 2:17 PM  

Nominations entered. Hopefully puppies will be less sad...

Anonymous beerme March 07, 2015 5:20 PM  

Check your editor submissions to make sure you didn't put them in the wrong order.
Thanks for the warning Brad, I missed that before your post. I launched my rabid puppy over the city walls.

Blogger Rantor March 09, 2015 7:57 PM  

One more vote for the Rabid Puppies Ticket posted. Now back to real life... (Wife broke arm last week... lots to do.) Please pray for healing.

Blogger JHanson April 06, 2015 7:57 AM  

"We of the science fiction Right do not march in lockstep..." Golly, good to know.

Didn't know there was a SF "Right" until I saw a book in the library with double dealing "Eco" terrorists as bad guys on a space station with a bold and righteous Mitt Romney type as president. I gave it a try, decent concept, deliberately contrived political plot line with the author going out of his way to wearing it on his forehead. Well that was only one book and what do I want for free?

Is the 1st comment about native American authors planted? Nah, probably someone from the Onion or that Anti-Pope fella.

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Blogger Tiago Paolini May 18, 2015 1:20 PM  

For the record, I have just received my Hugo voting packet.

Anonymous Rick Deckard July 31, 2015 8:25 AM  

I'm writing this because need an outlet for my outrage and I'm directing myself to you Vox Day and your MRA followers. Leave the Hugo Awards in peace. This award is holy and has elected people like Ursula K. Le Guin, Frank Herbert, Philip K. Dick and Isaac Asimov in its past. Serious science fiction authors. Not people driven by misogyny, xenophobia and right wing mentality. Please leave this awards alone, they're so important to so many people and a chance to give new authors the honor they deserve, for the blood, sweat and talent they invested into their works.
Please look into yourself Vox Day and accept that what you are doing is wrong. You and your MRA followers have infested enough of other niches with your hate against people with other gender, color or sexual orientation. Leave Sci-Fi in peace.
This is a place of freedom and progress and not one of 18th century conservative xenophobia.
Accept that you and your followers can never go toe to toe ( in a fair manner obviously) with authors like Isaac Asimov or Ann Leckie. Far to great is your hate and obsession to discriminate.
Look into yourselves and try to change this world-view before its to late, because these beliefs will only lead you to a life of chagrin and loneliness.
And you know that yourselves very well, even though you wont stand to your own erroneous mentality. It's not women, gays or people of color who are the reason of your condition. And your quality of life wont better by trying to discriminate them but by getting a grip on reality, life and yourselves and turning around this ship of fools.
Driving yourselves deeper in this downward spiral of hate and ignorance.

Anonymous Anonymous August 23, 2015 3:52 AM  

Tough shit, Pups. Not a jack among your dogs nagged an award, except for Guardians of the Galaxy, which won on merit (and if you try and say otherwise, I'll point again to the utter failure of your slate to manage a single damn award in any other category). You lost. Please go gently into that good night.

I wasn't going to make this anonymous, but then I saw how much you hate anonymous comments. Cheers!

Anonymous Anonymous August 24, 2015 1:49 AM  

Vox Day is actually the same person known elsewhere as Requires Hate or Winterfox, and Laura Mixon took him down, hard.

Blogger livfreeordi April 29, 2016 9:26 AM  

I was born in 1950 and cut my literary eye teeth on the fantasy of Greek, Roman, and Norse, mythology..and then in the library of my small elementary school found the books of an author who would change my life forever....Robert A. Heinlein.


I had discovered science fiction .... My first literary love.


I read the greats, Heinlein, Asimov, Poul Anderson, Theodore Sturgeon, Frederik Pohl, Campbell....and got spoiled.


The stories they wrote were speculative in which SCIENCE and its possibilities in the future were central; they were thoughtful and entertaining with a beginning, a middle and an end.


Sadly, in recent years a LOT of what is called " science fiction" has become "artsy" and too blatant an attempt to be " literary", preachy and topical, designed to push whatever political agenda is most politically correct at the time.


And has, thereby become what is MOST unforgivable for science fiction in my eyes...f**king BORING!


I wish you luck in pulling sci fi back from the abyss of boring political correctness. We don't need any more forms of literature fall victim to that yawn inspiring rot!

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