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The 2011 Rhysling Award winners list has been corrected (please spread the word)

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Posted here by the Science Fiction Poetry Association.

And here is the corrected breakdown:

Short Poem Category

First Place
"Peach-Creamed Honey" by Amal El-Mohtar

Second Place
"Binary Creation Myth" by Karen Romanko

Third Place
"Dogstar Men" by C.S.E. Cooney

Long Poem Category

First Place
"The Sea King’s Second Bride" by C. S. E. Cooney

Second Place
"Dark Rains Here and There" by Bruce Boston

Third Place
"Wreck-Diving the Starship" by Robert Frazier


This is the first time, to my knowledge, that this has been done in SFPA's history, but it had to be done; the original first and second place winners in the short category were both ineligible due to previous publication in 2009, facts that weren't discovered until after the awards were first announced. (There are other issues connected to the original first place winner and how it won, though the ineligibility renders them technically moot.) My sympathy to SFPA's new officers for having to start off their terms with a situation like this; my admiration goes out to them for handling it the way it needed to be handled.


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On July 24th, 2011 04:16 pm (UTC), malamyn commented:
"There are other issues connected to the original first place winner and how it won, though the ineligibility renders them technically moot."

???

At any rate, I far preferred Amal's poem to the original 1st and 2nd place winners, so while it's always unpleasant to have to disqualify poems after they win, I like this result better. :)
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On July 24th, 2011 04:30 pm (UTC), time_shark replied:
Well, if you look at the original voting totals (linked from the list of winners) you'll note what, at least in my recollection, must be an unprecedented result: 16 first place votes, no votes at all for second or third. I recommended re-reading the poem, then contemplating that total.

Edited at 2011-07-24 04:30 pm (UTC)
On July 24th, 2011 04:42 pm (UTC), malamyn replied:
Hmm. Very odd.
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On July 24th, 2011 04:29 pm (UTC), sovay commented:
Thank you for reposting.
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On July 24th, 2011 07:33 pm (UTC), gwynnega commented:
Excellent! Glad that got resolved so quickly.
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On July 25th, 2011 06:13 pm (UTC), pingback_bot commented:
Monday
User shadesong referenced to your post from Monday saying: [...] voting irregularities, there's been a recount in the short-poem category. The corrected breakdown [...]
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