Sarah sums it up right here, in it barest, most minimalist form. This is what SP3 is about.
“…it’s a genre worth saving.
And saving doesn’t speak to going back to the past, but to porting the same enthusiasm and life to present day sf.”
So, let’s suppose there was an award that no longer meant increased circulation for the book that sported the little seal on the cover: how far would you be willing to fight to preserve the right to have the award given to the people you wanted/to have the chance at the award yourself? If you were, that is, someone who played by the rules of the “in” group, the writers and publishers we’ll call “the old establishment”?
I am making a leap here, as I’m not sure the Hugo no longer boosts print runs at all. I know it no longer boosts them as it used to, because the Hugo used to be d*mn big noise, when I came into the field. The hierarchy when I came in, as told to me by older and more scarred pros was as follows: The Hugo meant an increase in circulation; the Nebula…
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