Yesterday Vox Day released a list of personal recommendations for the Hugo awards, which of course is not a call for a block vote, and recommended me for the Campbell Award for Best New Writer, and Flashpoint: Titan for Best Novelette.
I am greatly honoured to accept such praise, and am deeply humbled by the fact that there are people who believe I am worthy of standing beside such luminaries as Stephen King and Andy Weir. Looking at the rest of the Rapid Puppies recommendations, I am fully confident that the recommendations will live up to the Rapid Puppies’ mission of making the Hugos great again.
Further, I am especially pleased by Vox Day’s inclusion of Space Raptor Butt Invasion. Science fiction is the literature of ideas, allowing radical concepts to be explored in great detail. This story is indubitably a masterwork that skilfully portrays interspecies non-heterosexual relations within a vividly-created science fictional universe, and would surely be a shoo-in for the Hugos among certain quarters.
Readers interested in other stories could also check out the Sad Puppies recommendations list, which is once again not a call for a slate vote.
Sad Puppies and Rabid Puppies have brought in more new voters and readers to the Hugo Awards in recent years than any other person or organisation in recent history. This can only be a good thing for the awards, meant to represent the best and the brightest in science fiction and fantasy.
I wish every eligible nominee the best of luck, and look forward to the final results.