And the predictable crowd is predictably losing their collective shit. A few recaps here and here. But those are by no means the only shit being lost by the Leftists who until this year had a death grip on the Hugos and were strangling the life out of them.
I long since stopped using the Hugo Award as a reason to buy a book. In fact, I would consciously avoid books with the Hugo, because by and large they just weren't very good. It wasn't until I started reading the blogs of other writers that I found out why - they had been taken over by the gatekeepers of the Left, and like all things Leftist controlled, had been put to task pushing their message rather than their primary function, which was rewarding the best writers.
Leftist agitprop disguised as Science Fiction isn't very good. It never will be.
So I'm quite pleased to see the writers that are on this year's ballot. While I've already purchased many of the books that were nominated, if one of them I don't own wins the Hugo I may actually purchase another Hugo Award-winning book again!