Rabid Puppies Sample Ballot

An announcement from my Publisher: the words below are his. I urge everyone to click through the link to my story “The Parliament of Beasts and Birds” which he has made available on his website.

Rabid Puppies 2015

We of the science fiction Right do not march in lockstep or agree on everything. We span a fairly wide variety of political perspectives and we have very different opinions concerning the optimal way to deal with the corruption and ideological rot that is rife within the world of modern science fiction and fantasy. My recommendations for the Hugo Awards last year were not precisely the same as Larry Correia’s in Sad Puppies 2, nor are they identical to Brad Torgersen’s recommendations in Sad Puppies 3. But they are similar because we value excellence in actual science fiction and fantasy, rather than excellence in intersectional equalitarianism, racial and gender inclusion, literary pyrotechnics, or professional rabbitology.

What follows is the list of Hugo recommendations known as Rabid Puppies. They are my recommendations for the 2015 nominations, and I encourage those who value my opinion on matters related to science fiction and fantasy to nominate them precisely as they are. I think it is abundantly evident that these various and meritorious works put not only last year’s nominations, but last year’s winners, to shame.

BEST NOVEL

Monster Hunter Nemesis by Larry Correia, Baen Books
The Chaplain’s War by Brad Torgersen, Baen Books
Skin Game by Jim Butcher, ROC
Lines of Departure, by Marko Kloos, self-published
The Dark Between the Stars by Kevin J. Anderson, Tor Books

BEST NOVELLA

“One Bright Star to Guide Them” by John C. Wright, Castalia House (Spanish)
“Big Boys Don’t Cry” by Tom Kratman, Castalia House (German, Italian)
“The Jenregar and the Light” by Dave Creek, Analog October 2014
“The Plural of Helen of Troy” by John C. Wright, City Beyond Time / Castalia House
“Flow” by Arlan Andrews Sr., Analog November 2014

BEST NOVELETTE

“Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus” by John C. Wright, The Book of Feasts & Seasons
“The Journeyman: In the Stone House” by Michael F. Flynn, Analog June 2014
“Championship B’tok” by Edward M. Lerner, Analog Sept 2014
“The Triple Sun: A Golden Age Tale”, by Rajnar Vajra, Analog July/Aug 2014
“Ashes to Ashes, Dust to Dust, Earth to Alluvium” by Gray Rinehart, Orson Scott Card’s InterGalactic Medicine Show

BEST SHORT STORY

“Turncoat” by Steve Rzasa, Riding the Red Horse
“The Parliament of Beasts and Birds” by John C. Wright, The Book of Feasts & Seasons
“Goodnight Stars” by Annie Bellet, The Apocalypse Triptych
“Tuesdays With Molakesh the Destroyer” by Megan Grey, Fireside Fiction
“Totaled” by Kary English, Galaxy’s Edge

BEST RELATED WORK

Transhuman and Subhuman: Essays on Science Fiction and Awful Truth, by John C. Wright, Castalia House
“The Hot Equations: Thermodynamics and Military SF” by Ken Burnside, Riding the Red Horse / Castalia House
“Wisdom From My Internet” by Michael Z. Williamson, self-published
“The Science is Never Settled” by Tedd Roberts, Baen Free Library
“Letters from Gardner” by Lou Antonelli, Sci Phi Journal #3

BEST GRAPHIC STORY

Reduce Reuse Reanimate (Zombie Nation book #2) by Carter Reid, (independent)

BEST DRAMATIC PRESENTATION (Long Form)

Coherence, James Ward Byrkit
Guardians of the Galaxy, James Gunn
Interstellar, Christopher Nolan
The Maze Runner, Wes Ball
The Lego Movie, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller

BEST DRAMATIC PRESENTATION (Short Form)

A Game of Thrones: “The Mountain and the Viper”
Grimm: “Once We Were Gods”

BEST EDITOR (Long Form)

Vox Day, Castalia House
Toni Weisskopf, Baen Books
Jim Minz, Baen Books
Anne Sowards, ACE/ROC
Sheila Gilbert, DAW

BEST EDITOR (Short Form)

Vox Day, Riding the Red Horse, Castalia House
Jennifer Brozek, Shattered Shields
Bryan Thomas Schmidt, Shattered Shields
Mike Resnick, Galaxy’s Edge
Edmund R. Schubert, Orson Scott Card’s InterGalactic Medicine Show

BEST PROFESSIONAL ARTIST

Kirk DouPounce
Carter Reid
Jon Eno
Alan Polack
Nick Greenwood

BEST SEMIPROZINE

Sci Phi Journal, Jason Rennie
Orson Scott Card’s InterGalactic Medicine Show, Edmund Schubert

BEST FANZINE

Black Gate, John O’Neill
Tangent SF On-line, Dave Truesdale
SF Signal, Jon DeNardo
Elitist Book Reviews,  Steve Diamond
The Revenge of Hump Day, Tim Bolgeo

BEST FANCAST

“The Sci Phi Show”, Jason Rennie
Dungeon Crawlers Radio
Adventures in SF Publishing

BEST FAN WRITER

Jeffro Johnson
Matthew David Surridge
Amanda Green
Cedar Sanderson
Dave Freer

THE JOHN W. CAMPBELL AWARD

Eric S. Raymond, “Sucker Punch”, Riding the Red Horse
Rolf Nelson, The Stars Came Back
Kary English
Amy Turner Hughes
Jason Cordova

Thanks to all of the Dread Ilk who registered to participate, and special thanks to Artraccoon, who designed the Rabid Puppies logo. If you’re interested in doing more than blowing up the Hugo Awards and want to go out and sport the colors, he has a Cafe Press store where you can check out various clothing options.
I would, of course be remiss if I failed to point out that as one of the very few Native Americans active in science fiction and fantasy, it would be horrifically racist against the First Peoples in general and Native Americans in particular to fail to gift-wrap me awards in all categories for which I am eligible. Because diversity. Thank you.

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