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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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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Pokemon, Go!

At Boy Scout camp, we had no reception. To use the Internet, we had to go to a narrow span of space inside the staff lounge and stand on one foot while leaning to the north, which was the only place the WIFI worked. I did this once a day to check my email, and,…

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Three Arguments Against Political Correctness

Before I start, an argument was made to me that Political Correctness is not the appropriate term for this issue. Having given it some thought, I think there is an argument both for and against this claim. I will discuss the matter in a different essay. Now, to begin… 1) In my recent discussions about…

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Political Correctness vs. The Search for Happiness

A debate broke out recently about political correctness between myself and some of my fellow SF fans. (You can read Matthew M. Foster’s response here.) I am very fond of Mr. Foster, but I must respectfully disagree. Once, many years ago, I spent a week at a Rensi Zen monastery. It was housed in a…

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Superversive Blog: Guest Post by S. Dorman

Guest poster S. Dorman returns with another powerful essay:   My Hero, Lost On A Mountain In Maine One of my heroes was lost on a mountain in Maine. Not on just any mountain, but The Greatest Mountain—Katahdin, it was named of the Abenaki. Highest mountain in the state and sharing with downeast coastal Quoddy Head first…

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Superversive Blog: Life, Carbon, and the Tao — Part Two!

Today we have Part Two of our Superversive Literary Movement Anniversary essay by Mr. Superversive himself, essayist extraordinaire, Tom Simon! Snarky essays on the art of writing fantasy   Life, Carbon, and the Tao by Tom Simon   Part One is available here. And now, to the second question: What’s so special about the Tao? Here I…

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Superversive Literary Movement Anniversary Essay!

Those of you who have joined us in the last year may not be aware that before the Superversive Literary Movement, there was still Superversiveness. It existed in the form of Mr. Superversive himself, the astute and witty essayist, Tom Simon.  When John and I conceived of the idea of the Superversive Literary Movement, we…

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