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An abridged and edited version of Guest of Honour speech delivered on the 8th June at Continuum X, Melbourne, 2014.

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Hugo Shortlist—Welcomed but with a tinge of regret.

Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine is absolutely thrilled to have been shortlisted for semi-prozine in the 2015 Hugo Awards. We're grateful to our wonderful readers, our excellent authors and our hardworking team of editors and minions for this honour - in particular David Kernot and Sue Bursztynski for editing our two 2014 editions that have garnered the nomination.

      

We’ve been publishing for more than twelve years now, with our rotating editorial system. We’ve been immensely proud to publish authors who have gone on to gain wider recognition, such as Ann Leckie, Rachel Swirsky, Eugie Foster, Jim C Hines, Doug Van Belle and Ian McHugh.

      

Our mission has been and will always be to publish fiction that we believe readers want to read; to be a pageturner of a mag that you can’t put down. We will be providing a sample for the Hugo Packet that we hope will demonstrate our commitment to that mission.

      

However, it’s been a rollercoaster journey for the ASIM collective this past week. Delight as we discovered our nomination, and then dismay as we collectively discovered about the existence of the "Sad Puppies" just before the Hugo shortlist was announced.

      

We would like to state from the outset that we have never been contacted by anyone to let us know that we were listed on the Sad Puppies slate, and nor were we ever asked if we wanted to be on it (or given a chance to remove ourselves). We would have removed ourselves if offered the chance.

      

We hope you'll judge us by our works, not by a small, but vocal, element of fandom.

      

For further comment from ASIM see Simon Petrie's post at: https://simonpetrie.wordpress.com/2015/04/05/hugo-nominations-fan-incoming-3-2-1/ and Sue Bursztynski's post at: http://suebursztynski.blogspot.com.au/2015/04/the-hugos-2015.html

      

See also http://www.pcauthority.com.au/Feature/402587,gamergate-style-factionalism-has-changed-the-face-of-this-years-hugo-awards.aspx for further comments by ASIM's Zara Baxter and Simon Petrie.

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