Annie Bellet has pulled her short story "Goodnight Stars" out of Hugo Award consideration because she doesn't want to be either a conscripted player or a ball in this political game. I can respect that. I also respect her story, which I encourage you to read. Her editors had put it online for free access and it's still there.
Just as Annie Bellet will still be writing when this year's Hugo Awards are said and done. One to watch, folks.
(Marko Kloos is also withdrawing his novel, Lines of Departure, for similar reasons.)