Tom Galloway <t...@netcom.com> wrote in <tygFAMJ18....@netcom.com>:
>In article <8DB0EEDFAizz...@news.panix.com>,Yes, I wondered about that. But it's an Australian worldcon, so I assume
>P Nielsen Hayden <p...@panix.com> wrote:
>>Hugo Awards Nominations
>Is it just me, or does there seem to be a lot of categories with ties for
there was a fairly small base of nominators. When you have relatively few
nominators spreading their choices over a large field, ties become more
likely. Or so it seems to not-very-mathematical me.
>>Best Short StoryNominees are given the chance to decline nomination, a right exercised most
>> * "Cosmic Corkscrew", Michael A. Burstein (Analog, Jun 1998)
>> * "Maneki Neko", Bruce Sterling (F&SF, May 1998)
>> * "Radiant Doors", Michael Swanwick (Asimov's, Sep 1998)
>> * "The Very Pulse of the Machine", Michael Swanwick (Asimov's, Feb
>> * "Whiptail", Robert Reed (Asimov's, Oct/Nov 1998)
>> * "Wild Minds", Michael Swanwick (Asimov's, May 1998)
>Definitely going to have to take a look at the vote distribution after the
often in cases where two works by the same author make the ballot in the
same category. As the LOCUS web page points out, presumably Swanwick was
given this chance and declined.
The LOCUS web page also points out that it's unprecedented for anyone to be
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