Fanzine SF Signal has posed an important question regarding the presence, or lack thereof, of non-Anglo writers on the Hugo ballots. Panelists Romeu Martins, Samit Basu, Berit Ellingsen and I all had something to say.
It was a pleasure to be one of the panelists and to take part in this Mind Meld. I’d wondered if we would all have the same answer, and am pleased to see that our four responses come together as a four-part essay. Berit discusses the importance of exposure to translated works, I foray into statistical territory, Romeu provides a trans-global, trans-galactic approach, and Samit gives us the personal angle. Thank you Fabio Fernandes for the invitation to take part in this week’s Mind Meld.