Kevin Standlee (kevin_standlee) wrote,
Kevin Standlee
kevin_standlee

Hugo Eligibility

I really ought not to get into this, because I have far too many other things that need doing, but the comments here about Hugo Award eligibility distracted me enough for me to go reply to them. The initial complaint was that an SF Book Club publication got nominated for a Hugo Award, which was Bad because that meant its distribution was too limited. Now he's gone on to say "nominated works should be notionally available to all those who might become Worldcon members," which as I put it suggests that nothing could every be eligible, because it would require every conceivable work of SF/F to be universally available to every person in the world, which is an absurd requirement.

If you must comment here, go ahead, but I think you'd be better off going there and giving your opinion where the discussion started.
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