17 August 2014

In London So Fair

... I was not. At least not this past weekend for WorldCon. I might not have been all that welcome, anyway.

That said, congratulations to the recipients of the Hugos. They don't deserve to be tarred with the brush of corruption, but they probably will be.

And further, grudging congratulations to the paying electorate for gettings its collective head out of its collective rectal orifice for at least long enough to reject the attempted partisan/ideological manipulation of the awards. Being competitive with — and, more appropriately yet for the most repulsively bigoted of the authors, losing to — "No Award" seems just about right (see pages 1 and especially 3). Of course, the nomination statistics are revealing, too...