I would especially suggest this to anyone who is a fan of SFF–not necessarily books, but comics and games and other media, too–doesn’t live in the U.S., and doesn’t give a crap about the Hugos. Part of the problem with the Hugos is the increasingly disproportionate relationship between their brand prestige and their irrelevance to the sections of fandom that actually matter in 2015. Getting data on that schism is the first step to addressing it, and to reforming the awards into something modern fandom can be proud of once again.
- a.k.a. Shaun Duke of Skiffy and Fanty… and goddamn it took me a really long time to realise that name wasn’t a bad sexual/toilet humor joke. [↩]