Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Hugo Awards and Puppygate

Get my paws out of the litter box.
Today's post is late. When Panzer got home from the vet's today, he took a long nap. As soon as he woke up, he hopped in the Panzermobile and hit the Catosphere at cat-warp speed. Our big bad speeding kitty stopped in at The Guardian site.

According to a post there by Alison Flood, there's quite a brouhaha going on about this year's SF Hugo Awards.



What's Puppygate you ask?

Puppygate is a term George R.R. Martin came up with. There are two groups, one called the Sad Puppies and the other the Rabid Puppies. Each group encouraged their followers to buy memberships for Worldcon so they could vote for stories and novels they wanted to get nominated for the Hugo Awards. Apparently, some of those nominated feel the two groups succeeded in loading the nominations with their picks. Hugo Award nominees Mark Kloos and Annie Bellet have withdrawn their work from the competition.

Panzer says, "What do you expect? They're not the smartest potato on the truck. They're puppies. You want smart? Get a kitten.  No kitten would have anything to do with this kind of litter box game."

To read the full post, tootle over to puppygate storm

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