David Gerrolds Guest of Honur speech - The Hugo-Issue - Addional Material

The Hugo IssueDavid Gerrolds Guest of Honour speech
The Hugo-Issue - Addional Material

David Gerrold ist the Guest of Honour on the Science Fiction Worldcon in Spokane and will handout the Hugos. He was attacked by the puppies (Sad as well as Rabid). Gerrold told on his Facebook-wall, that he consider the con as giant party and he wouldn't dare to disturb this party.

His speech is a proof of this attitude. Here it is:

The Puppy Position - The HUGO Issue Part 1

The Hugo IssueThe Puppy Position
The HUGO Issue Part 1

to the German translationIt is August 12, and as of the writing of these words, countless opinion pieces have already been written, regarding the Hugo awards being given out at the 73rd World Science Fiction convention. 

Some of those pieces have been supportive, others have been critical.  Almost all of them have discussed the Sad Puppies project, which I helped organize for this year.

2015: The Year of the Puppies - The HUGO Issue Part 2

The Hugo Issue2015: The Year of the Puppies
The HUGO Issue Part 2

to the German translationBrad Torgersen is writing an essay for the Zauberspiegel about the Puppy campaigns that claimed most of the spots on this year’s Hugo Award ballot. I was invited to present the other side.

The thing is, there is no “other side.” It’s not a battle between Puppies and Anti-puppies. It’s two organized, separate-but-overlapping puppy slates (Sad and Rabid), their supporters, and…well, pretty much everyone else

We are all Science Fiction: A Neutral Discussion On the Puppy-Inspired-Hugo Ballots - The Hugo Issue Part 3

The Hugo IssueWe are all Science Fiction:
A Neutral Discussion On the Puppy-Inspired-Hugo Ballots
The Hugo Issue Part 3

to the German translationOther authors have described both the pro- and con- Puppy situation surrounding the WorldCon Literary Awards, also known as the Hugo Awards, named in honor of Hugo Gernsback, also known as the “Father of Science Fiction.” 

I’d like to posit a more neutral, middle-of-the-road approach.

Conniption Fodder - The Hugo Issue - Additional Material

The Hugo IssueConniption Fodder
The Hugo Issue - Addional Material

This bit is from adamtroycastro.com. He wrote this in May 2015. With his permission we reprint it online as part of »The Hugo in Issue« laughing.

Any political differences I might have with the Puppies, any feelings of dismay I might have about the racism and homophobia and sheer unpleasantness displayed by some of them, are secondary.

The Last Voyage of Captain Christian White - The Hugo Issue - Additional Material

The Hugo IssueThe Last Voyage of Captain Christian White
The Hugo Issue - Addional Material

Captain Christian White, supreme commander of the LILY, put down his nutritious meal of American cheese on white bread, with extra mayo, and answered his buzzing intercom. He barked the standard protocol for answering every red alert on ship. “I’m not gay! Report!”

“I’m not gay, sir! We have a ship decloaking off the bow! Over!"