25 August 2015

Conservative Takeover Of The Hugo Awards Thwarted

This year, a group of conservative science fiction fans organized to nominate an overwhelmingly conservative slate of Science Fiction's Hugo Awards, despite the genre's overall progressive leanings (they're writing about the far future, what would you expect).  The larger electorate for the awards, however, rather than choose between ideologically slanted but not very good science fiction, instead chose to vote "none of the above" and deny any of these nominees the prestigious Hugo Award.

Thus, the conservative were thwarted, but no one was awarded Hugo Awards in most categories this year.

This isn't to say that there has never been good politically conservative leaning science fiction and fantasy writing.  But, it certainly didn't take the world by storm this year, where an organized campaign of conservative political activism in a usually fairly apathetic forum appeared.

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