Edward Lear
I’ve been to File 770, reading the roundup of comments on the Hugo voting. As a result, there are a couple of things I have to discuss here. The first is about the editors’ categories. There were two categories, one for long-form and one for short-form editor, both categories having some deserving names mixed in with suspect Sad/Rabid Puppies nominees. The deserving names included Mike Resnick in short form and Toni Weisskopf in long form, for example, both respected and highly deserving editors. As I recall, the announcement of “no award” in long form is what precipitated the chorus of “boos” that David Gerrold had to stamp out mid-way through the Award Ceremony. However, that announcement raised my eyebrows, too. Toni Weisskopf is an excellent editor for Baen as well as the publisher, is long overdue for nomination and should have been recognized this year. However, she was beaten out by “no award,” meaning that too many people had placed this as their first choice in the category.

The next thing that stuck out in the File 770 review was a guy who crowed about voting “no award” in every category. He also chortled about not reading anything in the packet. Jerk. This is why Weisskopf didn’t get an award.