Hugo voting ends Tomorrow

Reminder from Larry Correia:

The Hugo voting ends shortly, so if you joined the crusade to combat the scourge of Puppy Related Sadness don’t forget to get your votes in.

Related — Vox Day posts his suggested sample ballot:

http://voxday.blogspot.com/2014/07/2014-hugo-award-recommendations.html

Myself I have no opinion on the current voting, but on the retro-Hugos, allow me to suggest:


Best Novel

  1. Galactic Patrol by E. E. Smith (Astounding Stories, February 1938)
  2. Out of the Silent Planet by C. S. Lewis (The Bodley Head)
  3. The Legion of Time by Jack Williamson (Astounding Science-Fiction, July 1938)
  4. Carson of Venus by Edgar Rice Burroughs
  5. The Sword in the Stone by T. H. White (Collins) (this is not science fiction at all, so why is it on the ballot?)


Best Novella

  1. “Who Goes There?” by Don A Stuart [John W. Campbell] (Astounding Science-Fiction, August 1938)
  2. Anthem by Ayn Rand (Cassell)

I have no recommendations concerning the other candidates, so I do not rank them.

Best Novelette

I have no recommendations here, having read none of the candidates.
Best Short Story

  1. “Helen O’Loy” by Lester del Rey (Astounding Science-Fiction, December 1938)
  2. “The Faithful” by Lester del Rey (Astounding Science-Fiction, April 1938)
  3. “How We Went to Mars” by Arthur C. Clarke (Amateur Science Stories, March 1938)
  4. “Hyperpilosity” by L. Sprague de Camp (Astounding Science-Fiction, April 1938)
  5. “Hollerbochen’s Dilemma” by Ray Bradbury (Imagination!, January 1938)

Best Editor

  1. John W. Campbell
  2. No Award

Left off ballot: Farnsworth Wright, Mort Weisinger, Raymond A. Palmer,  Walter H. Gilling. All of these were punks compared to Campbell, and Wright, despite his fine and wonderful and handsome last name, was a terrible editor, intrusive and lacking in taste. Campbell created modern Science Fiction out of a pulp sciffy space opera slush that previously existed, nearly singlehandedly.

6 Comments

  1. Comment by HMSLion:

    Much as I respect Vox, I agree that Galactic Patrol is the best retro-Hugo novel. It’s the overture to THE great Space Opera.

  2. Comment by KHorn:

    Just look at that list of short stories and compare it to the absolute garbage nominated this year. I’ve commented on Larry’s blog about how beyond terrible “If You Were a Dinosaur, My Love” is, but it’s already won the Nebula and is favored to win the Hugo. The stupid piece isn’t even a short story, much less anything to do with SF/F. How any one with a shred of honesty can’t see how far this genre has fallen when you’ve gone from “Helen O’Loy” to that dreck is beyond me.

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