I'm always surprised to see what other people like. For example, last year
I found Chabon's book to be far superior to Sawyer's book, not to mention
Scalzi's, almost tied with McDonald's Brasyl. I liked Stross's book, too, but
in terms of what I look for, his was clearly in third place (as far as I ws
Yet the voting results were very different. Even though Chabon did win, the
rest were different. I don't know if "number of first place votes received" is
a measure of how choices are ranked in the Hugo voting system (Barry
might know), but it certainly didn't rank those stories the way I would have.
I know why I like a book. I don't know if there's an objective way of making
decisions like that, but clearly most people (probably myself included)
decide on a subjective basis, or if they use objective measures, everyone
has their own, based on, again, subjective decisions.
Is it all down to "there's no accounting for taste"?
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