Congratulations to Misha Burnett – nominated for a Hugo for his outstanding novelette A Hill of Stars published in Cirsova magazine.
I almost certainly won’t wind up voting on the Hugos this year. The number of people nominating and voting on the awards jumped way up, but that hasn’t markedly improved the quality of the finalists. And it’s clear that a lot of people involved don’t want the make-up of the finalists to change—at least not for the better. And those people are committed to doing whatever it takes to guard their fiefdom, including putting No Award over very fine work.
Voting means an enormous time commitment for works that aren’t special enough to merit the commitment and without the opportunity to have much of an impact on the final results (especially when a large chunk of the voters obviously aren’t bothering to read many works).
But I did buy a supporting membership for this year’s WorldCon, so I am eligible to nominate. I’m not going to go out of my…
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