There was a serious attempt by two racist, homophobic and misogynistic (this is a tautology: you never get one without the others) groups calling themselves, respectively, Sad Puppies and Rabid Puppies.
They are not house trained puppies. They are vicious little mutts who will, if they ever grow up, turn out to be unlovable mongrels the colour of their own shit. You know the sort.
Here are a couple of talented authors’ comments on the whole rancid affair.
First and foremost, let’s just get this out of the way:
Congrats to the winners of last night’s Hugo Awards, including the Not The Hugo Award, the John W. Campbell award for new writer. Well done, all of you. Including up and coming sci-fi superstar, Noah Ward, who I’m sure is drunk somewhere right now, joy-barfing off a balcony.
And, also, to the Sad and Rabid Puppies, those charm school rejects who thought they could wrest control of the awards away from some mysterious vile cabal of PC CHORF SMOF SJWS, one likes to hope that last night was a demonstration of your noses being rubbed in the mess you made. I know, I know, “it’s about ethics in award nominating”…
Read the rest at The Obligatory Hugo Awards Recap Post « terribleminds: chuck wendig.
You might also like to read this post on what the Hugo nominations would probably have looked like without the ballot-stuffing by the Sad and Inadequate Puppies: What the alternate Hugo Ballot would likely have been by Tobias Buckell.
It’s an indication of how out-of-touch these fuckwitted social regressives are that some authors they schemed to get onto the list of finalists actually went out of their way to ask people not to vote for them.