Noah Ward Wins Five Hugos



Authoritarians want to control things. Totalitarians want to control everything.


At the seventy-third annual Worldcon science fiction convention on Saturday night, social justice warriors did their best impression of the nightmare firemen of Ray Bradbury’s classic Fahrenheit 451, choosing to burn down the Hugo Awards and damage science fiction instead of seeing works of heretical authors outside of their exclusive clique winning awards.

Earlier this year, Breitbart reported on the Sad Puppies and Rabid Puppies voting slates, which swept many major categories for the Hugo Awards, science fiction’s coveted fan-voted awards. This year’s Hugos were hotly anticipated: fans and industry insiders alike were curious to see if social justice could come together to act with the uniformity of thought of the Borg to overcome the Puppy’s nominations.

The Puppies slates have been characterised by some in the media as “raging white guys” upset that sci-fi is providing a home for more diverse voices. But a quick glance at the authors they actually chose for their slates shows this to be nonsense.

What the Puppies represent, say organisers, is the insistence of fans and many writers themselves that awards should be judged solely on quality, and not become backslapping circlejerks for social justice groupies and their favourite minority of the month.

That’s not just mud-slinging, by the way. The social justice tendency, here as elsewhere, is driven by anxious white middle-class bloggers and authors who turn their noses up at the tastes of the proletariat. They’d rather celebrate books about coming to terms with the disabled transgender experience than a good story about aliens and ray guns.

Sadly for them, they’re in the minority: Puppies authors tend to sell a lot more books, which supports the Puppies’ claim that all they’re fighting for is quality and popularity over well-meaning but boring identity politics. This class war of working-class fans and populist authors versus the PC liberal elites is perhaps the most intriguing aspect of the Hugo drama.

The social justice warrior onslaught was co-ordinated on the blog of Tor books editor Patrick Nielsen Hayden and his wife Teresa. Patrick and Teresa are, if you like, the Darth Vader and Emperor Palpatine of this space opera. Breitbart legal will not allow us to identify which one is which.

According to fiery gaming and sci fi pundit @Daddy_Warpig, the opposition to the Sad & Rabid Puppies slates took the form of encouraging voters to choose “no award” for an award category unless a work with appropriate politics was available. Taking it a step farther, many SJW zealots proved their commitment to tolerance, openness and variety by vowing not to read a work found on a Puppies slate under any circumstances.

Like the Deathstar’s visit to Alderaan, the results of Hugo Awards voting were ugly and unprecedented. 5 major categories including best novella and best short story went with “no award”. To put that in perspective, in the previous 60 years of Hugo Awards, a total of 5 “no awards” have been given previously.

Puppies supporters say that slew of “no award” wins this year can at least partially be attributed to the fact that SJW votes were concentrated on that choice, while Puppies votes were distributed between as many as four deserving authors. The “no award” results in the novella and short story categories are a particular slap in the face to ordinary fans, who remember the genre’s roots in short-form pulp magazine writing.

“I said the Hugos were dominated by cliques that cared more about an author’s identity and politics than the quality of their work,” Sad Puppies founder Larry Correia told Breitbart. “Tonight they proved me right.”

Vox Day, an author and publisher who assembled the Rabid Puppies slate, agreed. “The scorched earth strategy being pursued by the SJWs in science fiction is evidence that we hold the initiative and we are winning,” he said.

“The fact that the SJWs would rather give out no award rather than honor an influential editor like Toni Weisskopf of Baen Books or science fiction grandmaster John C. Wright demonstrates the extent to which science fiction has been politicized and degraded by their far-left politics.

“The SJWs will try to portray this as a victory – they would try to portray suicide by self-cannibalism as a victory – but anyone who knows anything about history understands the significance of one side resorting to burning down its own houses in order to deny it to the enemy. That is a defensive tactic borne of desperation.”

Don’t be deceived, this is war. Our culture is under attack, and if the SJW’s succeed they will control what we are allowed to read, watch, think and say. Science Fiction is just one battlefield.

As with any industry awards there is a certain amount of insider drama, with petty feuds and jealousy. Some writers and publishers will always be more popular and successful than others. But this is the first time the battle was over political correctness.

Science Fiction is a fairly narrow but prolific genre. Some of the best writers of the 20th Century were SF authors, like Heinlein, Asimov and A.C. Clarke. The world of SF authors and their fans has always had a reputation of being freewheeling and rowdy.

This is different. The SJW clique wants to impose ideological thought control. Last night they won a Pyrrhic victory, but the war continues.


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122 Responses to Noah Ward Wins Five Hugos

  1. Myiq2xu says:

    There is significant overlap between SF and Gamergate, another SJW attempt to impose PC culture.

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  5. Myiq2xu says:

    WTF? Are tweets not embedding again?

  6. Dora says:


    Huge explosions at US army base in Japan as warehouse burns and emergency services rush to scene

  7. Myiq2xu says:

    “GamerGate makes a political movement out of threatening with rape any woman who has the temerity to offer an opinion about a videogame.”

  8. Lulu says:

    I read academic history books and have for a very long time. US published books were so PC, revisionist, and poorly written that I started looking elsewhere for reading material. Other than older US published work I read almost exclusively British, Canadian, Aussie, and even English translations of mostly European work. They think they are controlling their market with this SJW stuff but people can get works elsewhere very, very easily. And if it becomes ridiculously SJW/PC readers just switch to something else. It is very similar to the news networks becoming so lefty. It is boring, uninformative and not even entertaining. They just switch off. Maybe SF has run its course and they start loosing readers overall because it has become crap. Publishers who publish just for themselves and a niche crazy market usually don’t make money.

    • leslie says:

      When you say “academic history books” I’m not certain what you mean. A friend’s bil writes history almost exclusively. I think they’d be what you call academic history. But I honestly don’t know. The books were initially focused on Russian history and then Great Britain and later on the US Civil War. Have you ever read anything by an author named Bobrick?

      • Lulu says:

        Books that are used in academics (grad programs) or source books. Not popular (but still serious) history which I love too such as HW Brands or Antonia Frazier. They challenge me or I tend to zip through books. I would read only crap to be lazy if I don’t show a little discipline. And I have donated I think the librarian said half of the history books in my city library but over 30 years. And I have read Benson Bobrick’s The Story of the English Bible and the Revolution It Inspired and it is excellent and is very serious scholarly work. Cool that he is your friend’s bil. I like his work a lot.

        • Dora says:

          I love HW Brands. I think I’ve read all his books except for the last one “Reagen”. I’ll probably get to that when I have the time.

          • Lulu says:

            Old HW was one of my daughter’s profs. I met him briefly in a bookstore with my daughter and he loves his students. And he really likes people who buy his books. Tall, skinny and wears high top tennis shoes!

    • 49erDweet says:

      The political drive to rewrite (alter) history is mind boggling. Apparently, now, according to several US authors, Russia single handedly won WWII in spite of the feeble efforts of the evil US to slow it down by deliberately sinking its meager resupply ships and in general mismanaging every other aspect of its own assault forces. Who knew the Soviet winter retreat tng was just a trap?

      The self loathing displayed by those authors should be a warning sign, but then that would destroy the narrative, wouldn’t it?

  9. 1539days says:

    If you want to know why Donald Trump is on fire, this is it. This Hugo Awards result is a small example of the Alinsky model of using society’s rules against them when you don’t get what you want from legitimate protest. The Hugos have a “no award” option, so they used it. Nevada had a “none of the above” option and Harry Reid won his election in 2010.

    What does Trump do? He make his own rules. When someone tries to explain how he’s wrong, he says “so what?” and keeps going. He’s not looking for a consensus, he creates the consensus out of the people who agree with him. He’s kind of like Reagan without the necessary executive experience.

    • Underwhelmed says:

      You are joking, right? If running multiple businesses isn’t executive experience, then nothing is.

      • 1539days says:

        I’m not joking. I’ll accept running a company is better executive experience than Obama “running a campaign” like his minions argued in 2008.

    • Lulu says:

      I’ve been saying “so what?” a lot lately. A service manager who has not called me with a recall part repeatedly when the part came in said he wasn’t there when it all started and I shot back “So what? So what? You want me to call the manufacturer and tell them you weren’t here? So what?” He ran away. I had to chase him to get the thing scheduled. It is the Trump Effect.

  10. Myiq2xu says:


  11. helenk3 says:

    per Rutgers there is no such thing as free speech

  12. mothy67 says:

    I m telling you I tried hard to tell people this guy has a gun and he is unstable. Nope it seems to be far worse that in a private conversation I used c word. I am begging people the guy has a gun. I say see you next Tuesday and te world falls apart. I love words. Somtimes fuck is so perfect. Speaks volumes. It is pure unadulturated crazy that someone dissolves hearing c word.. FOur letters. Get a grip.

  13. DeniseVB says:

    Even with the Star Wars analogies, I have no clue what’s going on with Hugo and sad puppies. I feel like the “Penny” of the group now.😀

    • elliesmom says:

      I think I kind of get it, but I’m not sure. The folks at the Hugo Awards nominated authors that didn’t represent enough diversity with SJW group. The folks at Hugo sent out a ballot that included a “None of the Above” choice in each category. The non-SJW voters split their votes among the candidates, and the SJW voters joined to together to vote “None of the Above”. “None of the Above” won a significant number of the awards. How did I do?

      Personally, I don’t know why the Hugo Awards included “None of the Above” as a choice. Besides opening themselves up to this kind of backlash, it also sends the message they don’t have a very good nominating process. If you can’t trust yourself to find the best authors to give awards to, why are you in the awards business? Score 1 for the SJWs.

      • DandyTIger says:

        Actually the nominees were very diverse in race, gender, and ideology. That was the problem with SJWs. They don’t like diversity.

      • DeniseVB says:

        Thanks em ! Yep, kinda like I’ve seen major awards shows (emmys, oscars, tonys) trending over the years with politics reflected in their nominees and winners. Next thing you know they’re bundling for Obama. Just have never heard of the Hugos or the other references to the “awards”. “None of the Above” is stupid too. I’m not familiar with the genre or the authors, so it zipped right over my head when I saw the topic blow up the internets this morning😀

      • Reasonable conclusion for an outsider, but the Hugos have always had a None of the Above category. And the nominees and the awards themselves have always been fan-picked. The model is membership–if you pay, you get to play, and vote.

        The SJW faction is reacting to criticism leveled by the Puppies factions that Sci-fi/fantasy the story should be driven by traditional aspects like character, setting, plot, etc. The SJWs think anybody can write, and that if a particular political point of view is pushed, in particular one they agree with, then that makes it good.

        The puppies factions are reacting to the criticism leveled by the SJWs that they are old, white, and male, and that that makes their stories bad. Specifically unimaginative. The Puppies think that the genre(s) can be used to point out flaws in the politics of diversity / multiculturalism.

        Neither sides is wrong, btw. Anybody can write and if a political POV is what sells a book, then that’s a win for the writer and that POV. A well-told story will also create a fan-base and increase sales, and that’s a win for that writer and the readers. These groups are fighting because they differ politically, that is, outside the stories. To be fair to both sides, they both have a point. SF / Fantasy has long been a way for people to both a) invent dream worlds and b) criticize current ideology.

        But they are both fighting dishonestly, IMO. SJWs want to keep people out, and want to base that on what people believe in the real world. Puppies want to expand the audience, and they want to do that by catering to people based on what they believe in the real world. The real world has no use in the genres of Sci-fi / Fantasy. Escape is the whole point.

        • elliesmom says:

          I enjoy a good science fiction novel or short story, and I don’t really care much about who wrote it if it’s good. A lot of science fiction does have a political bent. As my political leanings have changed over the years so has my taste in science fiction so I’m not surprised an award for science fiction writing would have political overtones. But I stand by my belief it’s quite naive to leave yourself open with a “None of the Above” choice, and I do find the passion behind a fan award fraught with humor.

  14. mothy67 says:

    Am I truly insane or does a guy whipping out a gun shooting up his own home sound an alarm. I will not sit by and read in a month about a killing spree. I am somehow bad guy and picking on him. That is a no. I saw in his face how he snapped. He is late 20’s so too old for a break. I got arrested for walking while intoxicated he shot off a gun no one cares. I think he self medicates.

    • leslie says:

      If you called the police and they didn’t respond, let your alderman or township representative or whoever is supposed to serve your district know. And document everything.

  15. helenk3 says:

    people are going into debt the pay these idiots to teach them////////

  16. leslie says:

    Gotta love Marge!!!

  17. votermom says:


    Off to deliver our first born as a votive offering to the temple of credentials tomorrow.

  18. DandyTIger says:

    SJWs are the SS of our age. They’re bigoted, want all the power, and are full of rage and hate. And at first brush, they seem powerful and unstoppable. But like all bullies, they’re very thin skinned, empty, soulless, and weak if you poke them. I recommend poking them, it’s kind of fun.

  19. Myiq2xu says:

    If you were following the #HugoAwards thread on Twitter last night you would have seen the same kind of sockpuppetry we saw from OFA (Obama’s Fuckhead Army) during his debates and speeches. Every SJW who spoke was incredible and every SJW who won an award was the most awesomest ever.

    They all simultaneously orgasmed when someone gave a shout out to #BLM.

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  21. Myiq2xu says:

    This fucker blocked me:


  22. votermom says:

    In the meantime younger kid is hanging out at neighbor’s house with her bff.
    I text her: come home now
    She texts back : no thank u

  23. Myiq2xu says:


    • DeniseVB says:

      What is this thing I keep seeing under the tweets?

      • 49erDweet says:

        It’s a bunch of garbage data. Somebody’s prankin’ TCH or else TW is broken.

        • 49erDweet says:

          Sigh. I’m wrong again. It’s part of the ‘posting tweets to wordpress process’ that ensures the files are not accidentally (or on purpose) corrupted. That they are exactly what was on TW. I still think that line was not intended to be visible, but I’ve been wrong twice today so don’t rely too much on that.

    • Lulu says:

      Since his mother is from the Isle of Lewis (Outer Hebrides) shouldn’t it be a Viking like Og or something. They were Norse pirates which is sort of the opposite of St George.

  24. votermom says:

    Fear the walking dead (spinoff) airs tonight. I just remembered to set the dvr.

  25. Myiq2xu says:

    • 1539days says:

      Isn’t that assault?

      • They are not pouring milk on pro-life protesters. They’re are pouring milk on protesters they brought with them. I hesitate to say pro-choice protesters because I don’t think they are. They look some people I know who are into kink. The “victims” are probably into sploshing judging by the ecstatic reaction of the woman in white. Look it up, if you don’t know, but don’t blame me, man!

  26. DeniseVB says:

    Since I couldn’t figure out that stupid WP greenwich time thingy to schedule an open thread in the ET a.m. I’m just going to

    • Somebody says:

      GMT is easy, if you’re on the east coast then add 5 hours to the current time and you get GMT. If it is 5pm on the east coast then it is 10pm GMT or 5 hours later, you add 5 hours to your time. Since Klown’s blog is usually set to PST then GMT would be plus 8, so you would add 8 hours to Klown time to figure out GMT…….midnight Klown time means it is 8am GMT.

      All that changes when we come off daylight savings time, then GMT will be plus 4 hours for EST and plus 7 hours Klown time.

      Orrrrrrr maybe I spent too many years married to an ATC??? Everything in the ATC world is GMT.

  27. swanspirit says:

    You would think that the SJW’s had never read Farenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury, or anything at all by Olaf Stapledon either. Stapledon is one of the people sometimes referred to as a “Father of Sience Fiction. Among many of his works are The Starmaker and First and Last Men, seminal works of Science Fiction.

    “In every one of these “chrysalis” worlds thousands of millions of persons were flashing into existence, one after the other, to drift gropingly about for a few instants of cosmical time before they were extinguished. Most were capable, at least in some humble degree, of the intimate kind of community which is personal affection; but for nearly all of them a stranger was ever a thing to fear and hate. And even their intimate loving was inconstant and lacking in insight. Nearly always they were intent merely on seeking for themselves respite from fatigue or boredom, fear or hunger. Like my own race, they never fully awoke from the primeval sleep of the subman. Only a few here and there, now and then, were solaced, goaded, or tortured by moments of true wakefulness. Still fewer attained a clear and constant vision, even of some partial aspect of truth; and their half-truths they nearly always took to be absolute. Propagating their little partial truths, they bewildered and misdirected their fellow mortals as much as they helped them.”

    ― Olaf Stapledon, Star Maker
    The difference between the SJW’s and the Puppies, is that the SJW’s are trying to control the process of the Hugo Award with their own PC standards, rather than the quality of writing. The puppies want the writing to stand on it’s own, and absolutely not to have to meet some ridiculous PC standard.
    The SJWs are nothing but little fascists.

  28. Myiq2xu says:


  29. swanspirit says:

    Direct quote from Brad Torgenson’s FB

    For emphasis: science fiction’s so-called True Fandom throws women under the bus. Toni and Sheila are the two most-voted editors in the history of their category. Nobody has EVER gotten 1,200+ and 700+ Best Editor votes, respectively. That’s historic. A win for women! And True Fandom ruined it with NO AWARD. Yup. The tolerant and inclusive True Fandom. The people who want science fiction to be a safe place for women. Until True Fandom throws those women under the bus. Mark it in your minds, friends. Remember it. Know the truth of it. The people who parade their inclusiveness and their tolerance, threw THE MOST-TANGIBLY-SUPPORTED EDITORS IN THE HISTORY OF THE HUGO AWARDS, under the bus. Women who have given decades to the business. Deserving women. Under the bus. By True Fandom. The defenders of Hugo awards purity. They threw women. Under the bus. Wheels. Under. By Trufen. They cheered when it happened. They CHEERED when Toni and Sheila went beneath the bus.

    Progressive = Fascist

  30. Myiq2xu says:

    This woman is live-tweeting an in-flight break up.

  31. Lulu says:

    The spin on birthright citizenship is getting hot and heavy. The “shame” element is being brought out and plastered everywhere. They are hailing it “common-law” from the UK. They are crazy. Remember that the Brits threw out the Acadians from Canada when they took it over who then went to Louisiana because it was French territory. The Brits threw out groups regularly who gave them grief. Dutch, Hugenots, Spaniards, Borderers in northern England sent to Northern Ireland, etc all got thrown out if they didn’t assimilate or caused problems. They are also claiming immigrants to the colonies were birthright. Only after they made oaths to the British Crown and handed over some money. And Royalists had to leave when the revolutions was lost. Are the illegals making oaths to the US Constitution? No. Are they paying fees? Nyet. Do they acknowledge the southwest territory was lost in wars fair and square. Nope. And birthright citizenship is the finest thing this country has ever done! No it isn’t. It is stupid and ruinous. Fix it.

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