Originally posted on Brad R. Torgersen:
– one who blatantly imitates, fawningly admires, or vulgarly seeks association with those regarded as social superiors.
– one who tends to rebuff, avoid, or ignore those regarded as inferior.
– one who has an offensive air of superiority in matters of knowledge or taste.
It’s been most of a full day since the final Hugo award ballot was announced, for the 73rd World Science Fiction Convention. If you’re tuned in to this thing — and if you’re reading this, you probably are — you’ve no doubt seen the small mountain of verbal outrage which has flooded forth. Because the SP3 slate didn’t just do well with nominating voters, it did overwhelmingly well. A raft of notions has been forwarded by different critics, to explain the “discrepancy” in the 2015 ballot. Most of the critical commentary takes the form of very earnest protestations focusing on violation…
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