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Come listen to us discuss World Con and the Dragon Awards. On this Superversive Round table we have Dave Truesdale, ejected from World Con for upsetting snow flakes and Dragon Award winnders John C. Wright, Nick Cole and Brian Niemeier as well as the usual group. We will be chatting about the Hugos and the…

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The Bifrost Between Calico and Gingham

I have been asked what the Puppies—Sad and Rabid alike—are objecting to? If they are not racist or homophobes—ie, if it is not the author's identity that they object to—why do they think that so many of the stories that have been winning the Hugo and the Nebula are receiving their awards for the wrong reasons?…

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Puppy of the Month Book Club!

A new online book club sets out to read and discuss Puppy titles.  Puppy of the Month Book Club says of their criteria. So what makes a book a viable candidate for Puppy Of the Month?  Easy: Any novel nominated by the Sad Puppies for a Hugo nomination Any novel nominated by the Rabid Puppies…

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Call for Reviewers for Tangent Online!

Posting a call for reviewers! Tangent Online is looking for 5 new reviewers to fill slots made available by current reviewers going back to school to finish graduate degrees, or to begin or resume teaching duties. Knowledge of the SF/F field a must. Review or other writing experience (non-fiction or fiction) highly preferred but will…

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Making Distinctions Where Distinctions Are Due

Just heard a term I really like: Alt-Left The Alt-Left (a.k.a. SJW, SJZ, Social Justice Warriors, Social Justice Zealots, Social Justice Zombies, and crybullies) do not believe in free speech. tolerating people who disapprove of their ideas, or that the races should be treated equally. (They just convinced the University of California to offer race segregated…

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The Prude and The Trollop

Occasionally, I come upon a review (there has been more than one) of The Unexpected Enlightenment of Rachel Griffin where the reader threw the book across the room and stopped reading at the scene in Chapter Four where crazy orphan boy Sigfried Smith encounters a young woman deliberately wearing too-tight clothing to flaunt her curves and uses the word (brace yourselves, my dear…

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The Prude and The Trollop

Occasionally, I come upon a review (there has been more than one) of The Unexpected Enlightenment of Rachel Griffin where the reader threw the book across the room and stopped reading at the scene in Chapter Four where crazy orphan boy Sigfried Smith encounters a young woman deliberately wearing too-tight clothing to flaunt her curves and uses the word (brace yourselves, my dear…

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The Prude and the Trollop

http://arhyalon.livejournal.com/403160.html?mode=reply#add_commentOccasionally, I come upon a review (there has been more than one) of The Unexpected Enlightenment of Rachel Griffin where the reader threw the book across the room and stopped reading at the scene in Chapter Four where crazy orphan boy Sigfried Smith encounters a young woman deliberately wearing too-tight clothing to flaunt her curves and uses the word (brace yourselves, my dear…

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What Boys Read.

Insightful post by Vox Day on "What Men Read" or, more precisely, what boys read. What is funny is that, when I was younger, I would not have thought it was insightful. I would have thought it was obvious. Everyone knew what kind of stories boys liked to read: action, adventure, exciting. But, I think…

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