Vote for your favorite books of the year

Check it out. You can vote for all of your favorite books of the last year here: http://www.sfsite.com/columns/neil384.htm  I saw this on Toni Weiskopf’s forum on Baen’s Bar today. Monster Hunter Legion is eligible for this. It is simple, free, and the instructions are at the link.

However, this does not excuse you from participating in today’s VERY SPECIAL MESSAGE (complete with sad puppies and Sarah McLachlan music) http://larrycorreia.wordpress.com/2013/01/16/how-to-get-correia-nominated-for-a-hugo-part-2-a-very-special-message/

 

Also, on a totally unrelated note, it looks like I will be going on a national news program this weekened to talk about the gun issue. I will post more details soon.

8 Responses

  1. I just read today on fox news the following excerpt:

    “The president also wants to commit $4 billion to hiring more police officers and to pass new gun trafficking laws to explicitly prohibit straw purchasing.”

    The part about “laws to explicitly prohibit straw purchasing” just has to mean Obama is eliminating the BATF, since they are the primary culprits (e.g. “Fast and Furious”).

    Maybe you will get to talk about that.

    • Larry
      I’m sending this from work…so the email below will be different. Sorry if this is out of format, but it is the only way I can see to contact you. For the record I’m a serious ‘gun nut’, serious fan of scifi, fan of yours since your first chapters appeared on Baen and a retired AF officer. I strongly approved of your artical on gun control…and I spread it arround. I have just recieved something from another retired AF officier, that I would deeply like to pass on to you. I know your time is precious, but I would appreciate an email address where I could forward something to you relative to guns and our country. Please keep doing what you do…it is gravely important. [ not to mention a hell of a lot of fun to read....smile as you return fire] Craig

  2. Larry, this weekend remember to use small words… Also remember that your quotes can be taken in isolation, so self contained, short declarative statements are much harder to strip quote.

    Also: from Glenn Reynolds advice MAKE YOUR OWN TAPE. So when NBC butchers the hell out of it, you can say “No, Here’s what I really was asked. Pocket tape recorders are extremely useful, since promised “uncut” video tape often gets ‘lost’ after the interview. They’re your enemies, prepare to be misrepresented.

    Good luck, and we all love you.

    It’s time to start thinking about your run for Congress, BTW.

  3. Larry, I don’t know you and am probably one of the”idiots” that you refer to. You sound very knowledgeable about guns and gun safety which I appreciate. But your tone is sarcastic and will turn off most average Americans. I was an “average American” until the Sandy Hook incident . You see, we lived in Newtown years ago and our child attended Sandy Hook Elementary School. So you are wrong when you say that only a very miniscule number of people will have some connection to a mass shooting. There are more and more of us every day. Soon, most every American will have had some connection to a mass shooting. I believe you could be a person of influence through your vast knowledge that you have undoubtedly accumulated over your lifetime. Please don’t turn off those who you consider to be the”other side”. Only more arguing will occur. What you and I want is an end to mass violence. Please consider what you can do to find common ground, for only in that can solutions be found. Thank you for reading this.

    Becky Zingler,
    Past Resident of Newtown, CT

    • “What you and I want is an end to mass violence.”

      Well, that is fairly straight forward. Look at the areas that have the most violence, see what they do, then do the opposite. Since by your own admission you are on the “other side”, lets look at areas that are on the “other side”: Chicago, Washington D.C, New York, Detroit; i.e. urban areas of most blue states (and sadly, urban areas of many red states). These areas are well known to have the most violence, per capita. They also have the strictest gun laws. So, by doing the opposite, and lower the violence, we should want to enable law-abiding citizens to have easier access to weapons, including concealed carry, and enforce the penalties (that are already on the books) to minimize the access for criminals and the criminally insane to obtain weapons.

      So, in short, do the opposite of what most Democrats, liberals, and RINO Republicans want to do.

  4. that’s it the puppy is TOAST…

  5. my most favorite book in the whole world is called Love, Aubrey

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