2017 Hugo Voting Ends Today Posted on July 15, 2017 by Mike Glyer The last grains of sand are running out of the hourglass. Hugo voting ends today — Saturday, July 15 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time. Share this:TwitterFacebook
Done. I hope. I won’t log in again. Well, maybe. Er. Did I get everything where I wanted to on the ballot? Maybe I’d better check again…
I have a few Fancast eps picked out to listen to, but otherwise done!
Somehow I thought the voting closed Friday am (EDT); I just made some minor adjustments to my rankings, so thanks for letting me know I could.
I did a sorta-final entry midweek, and have now made a couple of minor adjustments, mostly because some of my decisions are basically a tie broken only by what day of the week it is. (e.g. In series I’ve basically got a four-way tie in second place)
Okay, I have voted for everything I’m going to vote for (ignored Fancast and both Editor categories, as usual). Didn’t get as much Series reading as I would’ve liked (though I feel very firm about my top 3), and unfortunately completely missed out on Related Work (but that’s a category I don’t naturally read much in, anyway, so I’m not worried), but I’m satisfied.
I submitted my votes a few days ago and helped my Mom submit hers yesterday. So unless I decide to shuffle around ranks 1 to 3 in Best Novel yet again (I basically had a threeway tie), I’m done.
I submitted my last changes at about 7 this morning and I’m refusing to look at my ballot again. I had three way ties in two categories and don’t want to revisit them again. So, I’m done. I might have to hide my computer, though.
Speaking of three way ties, check out the voting for novelette in 1998 http://www.thehugoawards.org/content/pdf/1998HugoStatistics.pdf – a very close race indeed.
Done! I agonized over a couple of the categories. There was one entry I had to force myself to finish so I could rank it properly (and argue with my book club about WHY I didn’t like it). Great packet overall. What a pleasure this was. I absolutely gorged myself on the generosity of the authors and publishers this year. Wonderful to find some new authors and to cheer for some favorites.
Put up my ballot here. My Dad had a stroke Monday AM, so I’m a bit distracted, shall we say. (some Broca’s aphasia, already visibly improving. but still.)
Also done, finally. I agonized over Best Series the most. I didn’t do Podcast because I’m not into that, and only had two selections for BDP-Short because I don’t get HBO or BBC. (But I did watch “San Junipero,” which immediately vaulted to the top of my ballot. What a beautiful story. And it was a true science fiction, because without the central virtual-reality conceit, the story would not exist.)
Hopefully at midnight, or tomorrow, we’ll have a Filer ballot thread. I’d love to see how other people voted.
Best wishes for a speedy recovery to your dad.
As the sands of the hourglass, so are the days of our Hugos. NEED MORE TIME! Oh, wait, too late. 😉
I made a couple of last-minute changes earlier tonight, then noticed I moved an entry to #2 in a category when I meant to move it to #1, so I went back to last-minute-fix my last-minute change.
@Doctor Science: I’m so sorry, and best wishes! A friend of mine had a stroke and, though I wasn’t aware of the name of it, he has/had Broca’s aphasia (at least from the description, that matches). He did improve over time! I hope your dad continues improving, too!
Doctor Science, I hope your father makes a rapid and complete recovery.