Tag: Hugo Awards

  • Diversity of belief

    There is a post here: http://www.thepassivevoice.com/08/2015/fans-try-bringing-diversity-of-thought-to-sci-fi-literature-and-that-scares-liberal-elitist-gatekeepers-to-death/ which via a comment has brought some visitors (hi!) but which was originally from here: http://chicksontheright.com/blog/item/30184-fans-try-bringing-diversity-of-thought-to-sci-fi-literature-and-that-scares-liberal-elitist-gatekeepers-to-death It is yet another spin on the Sad/Rabid Hugo Kerfuffle and it has nice idea behind it. I know I’ve promised a Karl Popper post and have not yet delivered but one of […]

  • Should Hugo nomination ballots and voting data be released?

    On the lingering comment thread of the last File 770 Puppy round-up, there is an on-going discussion about whether anonymized ballots should be released. I’ve made some longer comments that I’m putting here. I have re-edited them for coherence and to remove places were I swapped between talking about nomination ballots and final voting ballots […]

  • The Unified Puppy Theory

    The Unified Puppy Theory

    Last Sad Puppy post for awhile. More when the Hugo votes come in or when some issue becomes a big deal over nothing. On the final Puppy Round Up at File770 Snowcrash asked: http://file770.com/?p=23595&cpage=3#comment-303817 Here at the End of All Things, are some answers/ things we’re still missing: – A honest explanation as to how […]

  • Hugo Ballot

    My votes for the works categories (i.e. not editors, fanzines etc). My strategy for voting was outlined here. For several categories I have also mentioned a comparison work as part of my voting strategy. The named work was a non-nominated work (or works) used to judge the relative quality of works on a slate or […]

  • The Puppy Kerfuffle: Winners and Losers

    No, not a Hugo Awards reviewer but a reviewer of the extended art installation/interactive game/aesthetic stoush/book rebellion/fandom vandalisation known as the Puppy Kerfuffle. My summation of the winners and losers in the whole thing – ignoring, of course, the actual winners and losers of the Hugo Awards. Winners Alexandra Erin: http://www.alexandraerin.com/ her playful and insightful […]

  • Just a bit more on the Antonelli thing

    This is just a bit of an addendum fro this post. In a post here http://louantonelli.blogspot.com.au/2015/06/puppies-in-heartland.html Lou Antonelli said this: In 2012, when Mitt Romney was the Republican nominee for president, most of the leading lights in the s-f literary world combined their hatred for people of faith with their hatred for Republicans by attacking […]

  • Logic and Antonelli

    So the kerfuffle de jour is a rhetorical counter strike from Puppy nominee Lou Antonelli that can be read here http://louantonelli.blogspot.com.au/2015/06/puppies-in-heartland.html . There are many issues with what he wrote the most substantial of which are sweeping claims without supporting evidence. Most notable among them being: In 2012, when Mitt Romney was the Republican nominee […]

  • ngramming across the universe

    …only going forward because we cannot find reverse. I’ve gone a bit n-gram crazy today – as can happen. I thought I could test the question of whether the Hugo Awards have lost relevance or importance by graphing the term “Hugo Award” over time with the n-gram viewer. Now there is a little extra trick […]

  • The Seven Cardinal Sins – a puppy summary

    I haven’t reviewed everything that was nominated but I have read everything and read multiple reviews. I thought this was a good time to look retrospectively of what was wrong with the nominated works (not including best dramatic categories, editorial categories, fan categories or artists). The Catholic catechism traditionally identifies seven capital sins: pride, avarice […]

  • On n-grams and Corpus America

    The background is too hard to explain but somebody had to do this and I believe the task must lie with me. Graphs of the n-grams of ‘Steve’ and ‘Stanley’ in the general Google Corpus 1800 to 2000 And using the American English corpus. https://books.google.com/ngrams/graph?content=Steve%2CStanley&year_start=1800&year_end=2000&corpus=17&smoothing=3&share=&direct_url=t1%3B%2CSteve%3B%2Cc0%3B.t1%3B%2CStanley%3B%2Cc0

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