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2015 Hugo Nominations 
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beamjockey wrote:
On his blog, "More Words, Deeper Hole," noting "the absence of the second Heinlein bio from either of the Puppy slates," James Nicoll stirs up trouble.
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Doesn't this mean the Puppies effectively declared a War on Heinlein by denying that volume a spot on the ballot? I think instead of Puppygate, The War on Heinlein would be a better name for the whole Puppy thing.


From there: "Quoting Heinlein to the Puppies is like quoting Jesus to a fundamentalist preacher. He's all but irrelevant to them at this point; the only reason anyone points to him is to give them legitimacy."

That's pretty amusing.

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beamjockey wrote:
We had been wondering whether The Man Who Learned Better would have been a finalist in the absence of the Puppies. The answer appears to be no.
Well, I suppose that given the way that selections within a ballot interact during the counting process, it's possible for candidates below the biography to have added more to the biography to other works as they were eliminated, but I suspect that you are right.

Bill, thanks for bringing this here, and I guess we owe you thanks for publishing the Hugo Awards Ceremony tape as well. This helps a long time science fiction reader understand the world of SF/F fandom better. Looks like fun.

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Thanks for posting the breakdowns. I knew they were out there but you saved me time hunting them down.


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