Alpha reviews and John Brown says why I am awesome

Elitist Book Reviews on MHA:

http://elitistbookreviews.blogspot.com/2011/07/monster-hunter-alpha.html

And Super Author John Brown says why I’m so damn cool:

http://johndbrown.com/2011/07/why-im-gonna-purchase-correias-monster-hunter-alpha-on-monday/

And don’t forget that the Campbell voting closes soon! If you are a voting member of WorldCon, get your vote in there before it is too late.

I would love to win (duh).  If I don’t get it, I’m rooting for Dan Wells. The other day when I was googling my name I found one place that ranked the Campbell nominees. They placed me at #6. Out of 5.   :)  Apparently I wasn’t “nuanced” enough for them. Or as they said, I was a relentlessly single tone throw back. Oh, how the literati elite hate me.  

Why yes… I am a throw back. Pulp and proud, baby. So basically, **** your nuance. I’m going to go write about a ninja robot fighting a dinosaur on top of a flaming monster truck inside an exploding volcano. If you don’t like it, there are plenty of depressing sob-novels about losers wallowing in self pity to choose from.

I haven’t seen Captain America yet, but I’ve noticed something from all of the negative reviews that make me want to go see it. Certain reviewers are using the same code language to bash Cap that are used on me. Lacking nuance (i.e. there is good and evil), jingoistic (the American characters aren’t apologetic),  one dimensional (my characters aren’t flat at all, just that in the circle jerk of professional reviewing, characters driven by duty, morality, or loyalty read as unrealistically simplistic, while out here in fly-over country those things are still considered to be things to aspire to), and more of the usual claptrap about solving problems with violence.

Yeah, I think I’m going to go watch Captain America now.

 

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