-DMS crunches numbers for the women on the Hugo ballot. I’m a bit sceptical of the actual maths of the thing (number of samples is slightly too low for my personal taste), but it’s definitely worth a look, and parallels some worrying trends in the genre (see the moving average…). Also, apparently, I have a 41% chance of winning as the lone female nominee in my category 🙂
(and it all reminds me that, darn, I still need to finish the nominated novels in order to hand in my ballot)
-Michael Dirda on the bestsellers lists and why they’re bad for diversity: not a surprise, but nice to see someone articulate so strongly.