So what does this mean for the Hugos going forward? No one really knows. Many fans advocate voting "No Award" in any Puppy-dominated category, a previously established option which allows voters to nullify an award if they don't believe works of sufficient merit were put forward. Others are calling for a scorched-earth solution, hoping to end the Hugos forever rather than having them corrupted by ideologues. Still others believe that the Hugos will be able to continue as an institution only with "campaign slate" voting. In other words, only works promoted by organized campaigns, with the weight of Puppy-style large voting blocs behind them, will win nominations. If so, works would be judged more on popularity and political clout than merit, a change that will, in the words of Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin, "cheapen the Hugos… and [make] me sadder than all those puppies put together."