The thing that really struck me about Hugo vote-stackers the Sad Puppies was founder Brad Torgersen’s lament that he could no longer tell from the cover of a science fiction novel what it was about. So I wrote a rant on Tumblr and just put a more polished version up on Rocknerd and it's quite popular. Intro:
I won’t try to explain the entire saga of the Sad Puppies and their Rabid Puppies offshoot. But in short, a bunch of reactionary science fiction authors were upset that people other than white straight guys were getting their stories noticed, so started a backlash to take over the Hugo Awards through slate voting, and made stupendous dicks of themselves.
If anyone knows where would be appropriate on Reddit, please post this there, let's give the 32GB server a good old workout. It survived a Scalzi-dotting after all.
I also have a Castalia House review on Eruditorium Press tomorrow, which was way too much fun to write (in a "here, look what I just stepped in" sort of way).