Last night, I voted for the Hugo awards. You don’t have to be an attending member of the World Science Fiction convention to vote, but you must be at least a supporting member. I thought it was a pretty darn good ballot this year and some of the choices were difficult ones. That said, there is one category that I want to highlight for anyone who might still be undecided: Best Related Work.
There are a number of good books up for best related work but I will make my plea one last time for Mike Resnick and Barry N. Malzberg’s outstanding collection of essays, The Business of Science Fiction. I have written before about why I think this book is so important and I won’t repeat myself here. If you are interested, you can go read my post on the subject. The book is available in the package that all members get and if you haven’t had a chance to read it, at least skim a few of the essays before making a final decision in this category.
The Business of Science Fiction faces some tough competition, but I am convinced that it is the most important book to be on the ballot this year.
But whatever your feelings, if you are eligible to vote, please do so. The deadline is Sunday night. There are only a few days left.