Those wacky, fun guys at SciFiWire have worked out what it would cost to buy a Hugo nomination and/or win. Apparently the Best Editor, Short Form nomination last year would have cost $1,750 and the win $14,000. The article and the calculations are light-hearted. SciFiWire aren’t proposing a course of action, and they’re not planning on throwing money around (or suggesting that anyone else does). It did make me think though: if someone walked up to me and offered me $1,750 for last year’s Hugo nomination, I wouldn’t sell it. It was a special thing, being up for the Hugo. Very special. And some things shouldn’t be for sale.