[Updated April 23. See explanation of change in Best Fan Artist category below.] The 2017 Hugo ballot released April 4 contains
13 12 finalists that were on Vox Day’s Rabid Puppies slate.
While 16 of the 22 entries on his slate (72%) received enough votes to be finalists,
three four were ruled ineligible. So only 59% 54% of his slate has made the final ballot.
Six of 17 Hugo Award categories are Puppy free. (The total includes one category where there was no Rabid Puppy candidate, and excludes the Campbell Award, which is not a Hugo).
Interpreting the voting range statistics published by the committee, it would be reasonable to estimate 80-90 voters supported the Rabid Puppies slate this year.
Here is a breakdown of the slate’s effectiveness by category.
- Items in BLUE were on the Rabid Puppies slate and made the final ballot.
- Items in RED were on the slate and received enough votes to be finalists but were RULED INELIGIBLE.
- Items in BLACK body text were on the slate and failed to get enough votes to be finalists.
RABID PUPPIES SLATE
An Equation of Almost Infinite Complexity by J. Mulrooney (Castalia House)
“This Census-taker” by China Miéville
“Alien Stripper Boned From Behind By The T-Rex” by Stix Hiscock
BEST SHORT STORY
“An Unimaginable Light” by John C. Wright (God, Robot, Castalia House)
BEST RELATED WORK
Star Wars Art: Ralph McQuarrie by Ralph McQuarrie (Abrams)
The View From the Cheap Seats, Neil Gaiman (Morrow; Headline)
BEST GRAPHIC STORY
No slate recommendation
BEST EDITOR, SHORT FORM
P. Alexander, Cirsova
BEST EDITOR, LONG FORM
Vox Day, Castalia House
BEST DRAMATIC PRESENTATION, LONG FORM
BEST DRAMATIC PRESENTATION, SHORT FORM
“The Winds of Winter”, Game of Thrones, Miguel Sapochnik, David Benioff & D. B. Weiss – received enough votes to be nominated, but was rendered ineligible because a single show cannot have more than two finalists, and presumably the two Game of Thrones nominees on the ballot had more votes.
BEST PROFESSIONAL ARTIST
Tomek Radziewicz – received enough votes to be a finalist, but was ruled ineligible because of no qualifying publications in 2016
JiHun Lee – likewise, – received enough votes to be a finalist, but was ruled ineligible because of no qualifying publications in 2016
Castalia House blog
The Rageaholic by Razorfist
BEST FAN WRITER
Jeffro Johnson (Castalia House blog)
Morgan (Castalia House blog)
BEST FAN ARTIST
Alex Garner [subsequently declared ineligible — see press release here]
Arts of Dark and Light by Vox Day
BEST NEW WRITER (Campbell Award)
Update: The post has been corrected to so that it no longer shows P. Alexander as a Best Editor – Short Form nominee, and the percentages have been recalculated. // 04/23/2017: Alex Garner was ruled ineligible by the Hugo Administrator after the artist stated all his 2016 work was professional.]]