MMCJawa wrote:I was assuming that in Caineach's "was way better than the one it was parodying", the one it was parodying was the nominee.thejeff wrote:
Assuming you're talking about the infamous Dinosaur Hugo story, I didn't get that one either. Didn't seem particularly good or particularly SF to me. And to most of the voters, since it didn't actually win.
Short version: It's because they've become more literary, not more SJW.
No No no..."T-rex Troubles" is part of a series of dinosaur "erotica" available on Amazon (which were lampooned a couple of years back). The author also wrote "Ravished by the Triceratops" and "Taken by the Pterodactyl". I would link but I suspect its NSFW :)
Basically, based on comments about Sad Puppies having to actually "reign in" Vox, and Vox's stated goals, I am guessing that the strategy this year might just be to rig the nominations with, at least in part, absolutely loathsome, poorly written dreck which no one regardless of political affiliation thinks deserve an award.
As for the actual story the Sad Puppies love to complain about, I've never read it. However I don't really see the big deal as the story didn't even actually win, it was just nominated. So clearly the Hugos are not so biased as they claim.
Yeah, someone linked both in the last thread on this topic, but I'm too lazy to go back and look.