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WorldCon Controversy 2015 - Historical Perspective

The current Worldcon kerfuffle may seem to some like a recent phenomenon based on the flaming currents of social media. However, such controversy has existed throughout the history of fandom. 1,265 more words


Dismantling the Master's House of Cards with the Master's Tools

Being an author, understandably more than a few people have wanted my thoughts on the Hugo/Sad Puppies controversy. For those of you just joining us, this piece by… 716 more words

Sci Fi

266. Juliet E. McKenna (a.k.a. the Historian) -- An Interview at LonCon3

London, airplanes, and history degrees, oh my!  Author Juliet E. McKenna joined Shaun, Julia, and Paul at LonCon3 last year to discuss her work, politics and their influence, her experience with historical research, and feminism! 96 more words

Genre Fiction

Stuffing the Ballot

The end of tax season has me swamped at work. Did want to weigh in on the Hugo Award controversy this year. For those unaware a group of folks bought memberships to one of the World Science Fiction Conventions (2014, 2015 or 2016) so they could stuff the ballot with the style and type of SF they prefer. 316 more words


Building Your Own Ballot: No Slates Required!

I don’t want to talk about 2015 Hugos. The ballot has been revealed, I’ve bought my supporting membership, and how I vote is going to be between me, myself, and I. 1,804 more words


Some Thoughts on Hugos and Sad Puppies

A little over a month ago, I received an email with my Hugo Awards nomination information and eagerly went to the Sasquan site to start filling out a Hugo nomination ballot for the very first time. 1,238 more words

Science Fiction