h/t to @FuturistDog
Gee, I wonder whose book the Tor finalist happens to be.
Scalzi is correct in one regard. Tor’s fortunes have objectively declined since their pre-Puppies heyday. Between 1986 and 2016, Tor won more than twice as many Best Novel Hugos as the next most-awarded publisher. That’s leaving aside the Best Editor – Long Form Award they had created just for Patrick Nielsen Hayden.
The Best Novel Hugo was the Tor Award. Now Scalzi’s underperforming Asimov ripoff is offered up as the sacrificial lamb designated to lose to Jemisin.
“But wait,” I hear you asking. “Are the CHORFs really so unimaginative as to give a purse puppy slinging writers’ workshop prose a Best Novel threepeat?”
If the Oppression Olympics now underway before World Con even convenes are any indication, yes. Yes, they are.
In the meantime, don’t forget to vote in the Dragon Awards, the readers’ choice award that recognizes normal fandom’s favorite works of science fiction and fantasy.
Also, don’t forget to check out my Dragon Award-nominated and winning Soul Cycle books.
Finally, if you’d like to avoid clunky constructions like “…it’s doing a poor job of being so,” in your books, I now have a limited window of availability to consider new editing projects.
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