Stephen Hunt, British steampunk author (I’m reading The Rise of the Iron Moon right now, having gotten tired of waiting for the American edition to come out), was asked in 2008 about this bloody opinionated Richard K Morgan article. His response, in part:
A Hugo can be swung by an actively voting population of less people than can squeeze into my local McDonalds, and the people who really vote for my work do so with little slips of paper bearing Her Majesty’s head on them (shortly, said ballot to be widened to include illustrations of US Presidents).
OK, that part was really more tangential to his larger response. Still a good quote.