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2015 Hugo Awards – is the system broken?

The Hugo Awards are among the most prestigious awards in science fiction and fantasy. The list of 2015 finalists was announced on 4 April. I must admit the feelings it evokes in me are mixed. The Hugos now look more like political elections than literary awards – there are parties campaigning for their favorites and against one another.
To make a long story short, a group of people who were unhappy with the previous year’s Hugo results launched a campaign called Sad Puppies to propose their own Hugo slate. This campaign was surprisingly successful, but not everyone agrees with Sad Puppies' choices (to say the least).
Let’s take a look at the 2015 Hugo finalists in the Best Novel category.

Source: http://blakemont.com/2015-hugo-awards-finalists