If you’ve been on social media this weekend, you might have seen a kerfuffle over the Hugo Awards, which took place on Saturday. This kerfuffle has been going on for a long time, but it’s getting louder and louder, and has reached mainstream notice.
I’m not going to describe it in detail here, but I’m going to link to a few things.
First, Declan wrote an intro post over at Liberty Island that links back to a lot of other blog posts. If you want an even-handed primer on the subject, go there first.
Second, there’s my own blog post on the topic and why I considered it worth devoting some measure of time to: “Piers Plowman and the Hugo Awards.” In it, I use a very boring medieval Catholic manuscript to show how shoving an opinion down someone’s throat without first sheathing it in a good story tends to make your audience bored . . . if you’re lucky.
Third, again from my own blog, my look at what was revealed this year, in “The Hugos, Now with No Mask to Hide Behind.” I have more posts on the subject, but those two will keep you going for a while.
Fourth, I’ll point to Declan’s episode of The Catholic Geek Radio Show last night, when he covered the topic himself.
And fifth and finally, Declan’s own Sad Puppies Bite Back series on his own blog, A Pius Geek, a fifteen-part parody of the kerfuffle that started as a one-off and kind of ran away with him. Most of them are liberally sprinkled with links so you can find out more information on what he references, but the final installment, “Sad Puppies Bite Back XV: Bite Harder” is a true link-fest.