So I’ve been watching the Sad Puppy 4 nomination list and drawing some graphs. I popped back to day to see how the numbers might have changed and wow, and awful lot of extra nominations for Declan Finn’s ‘Honor at Stake’. His standing in the ranks is also received coverage on his blog here and here.
Now fairs fair, Sad Puppies will probably devolve into the underlying core aspect of the campaign: self-promotion. So I can’t really fault Declan Finn for encouraging fans to give his work a boost (after all they are genuine fans and SP4 is about fans nominating stuff) but it shows the kind of multiplier effect that would occur if Sp4 was treated as a slate with a campaign.