Dragon Withdrawals

Alison Littlewood and John Scalzi have each announced the withdrawal of their Dragon Award nominated works from the ballot. Littlewood has withdrawn her horror novel The Hidden People, stating ” it has also been brought to my notice that my book has been selected by a voting bloc who are attempting, for reasons of their own, to influence the awards outcome.” Scalzi has withdrawn his science fiction novel The Collapsing Empire because “other finalists are trying to use the book and me as a prop, to advance a manufactured ‘us vs. them’ vote-pumping narrative based on ideology or whatever.”

Ballot noting withdrawals…
Alison Littlewood’s Statement of Withdrawal…
John Scalzi’s Statement of Withdrawal…

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