Monster Hunter Nation
Brad R. Torgersen
Guest

WHOA! National, man. National.

NR Pax
Guest

Admit it, Larry. This was all part of your Cisnormative Hatey-Hate plan on making you an International Lord of Evil.

Miguel
Guest

HATE! International Lord of Hate!
We find you guilty of insulting His Highness!
You are sentenced to get free copies of all of Larry’s books from now on 🙂

Tom
Guest

In that case, I plead guilty as well!!!

NR Pax
Guest

*whew* For a moment there, I thought the punishment was going to be “Take him to Detroit.”

Paul (Drak Bibliophile) Howard
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Paul (Drak Bibliophile) Howard

Reminds me of the joke “First prize is a week in [some city] and second prize is two weeks in [some city]”. [Grin]

salgak
Guest

That’s INTERGALATIC LORD OF HATE, get it right. . .

CombatMissionary
Guest

If this is torture… chain me to the WALL!

DaveP.
Guest

“They put me on the cover of USA Today,
tell the world what the Human cannonball got to say…”

The Phantom
Guest

Yep, you made the big time Larry. Ride that tiger!

And remember, when its time to get off the best plan is to shoot it in the head first.

tj
Guest

Actually, these Gender-normative SJWs should be THANKING you. You are driving new blood, which sells memberships, which increases readership which increases exposure. If the Worldcon members were smart, they’d take ownership of this and say it was their idea all along.

Joshua
Guest

If they were smart, there wouldn’t have been the kerfluffle about the host a few weeks ago.

Wes S.
Guest

“You can’t stop the signal…”

🙂

Adam Lawson
Guest

Glenn asks, “Could Heinlein win a Hugo today?”

No.

Not even close. He’d probably have trouble finding a publisher if his views were out in the open.

God knows, Tor wouldn’t publish him. Tor probably wouldn’t publish Tolkien, either — a religious Catholic is way too right-wing…

SirBrass
Guest

They publish John C Wright and he’s a very religious Catholic.

zaklog
Guest

I believe Wright came on board with Tor while he was an atheist (although a fairly conservative atheist, if I understand his biography correctly). Who you will *welcome* and who you will tolerate once they’ve already been around and successful for a while are not always the same set.

pst314
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Tor publishes Gene Wolfe, who is a Catholic and a conservative. But maybe that’s because he’s been so spectacularly good for so many years. (Shadow of the Torturer was published in 1980, and he was already writing gobsmackingly brilliant stories in the 70’s.)

Ted N
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Racist.

Bush’s Fault.

Ray
Guest

Heinlein could definitely find a publisher, Baen. After all, they’ve been publishing his backlist.

Tom
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All this hate toward Larry, and the SJW and GHH crowd doesn’t get how much damage their doing to their own side. Seriously, despite being a political blogger for the past seven years now, I never ran into as many of these people (virtually or in real life) as I have since the Hugo nominations were announced. I’m telling you, they are the outliers, even among most progressives. While those progs don’t necessarily disagree with what we’re seeing here, they are at least smart enough not to espouse it. Now, everyone is seeing the crazy, and even a lot of… Read more »
SBP
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Oh, yeah. They’re going to learn the meaning of “Streisand Effect”. The hard way.

Grayson
Guest

Personally, I don’t really want them to experience the “Streisand Effect.”
I would much prefer that they get a long visit and lecture from Agent Franks…. 😀

Steve B
Guest

The link looks like the column has been pulled!

jabrwok
Guest

Clicking on it takes me straight to the article.

Minimum Wage Historian
Guest

You went from making waves to making tsunamis.

Steve B
Guest

It’s back. I even searched the USA today site for Glenn’s work earlier and the most recent piece was from 22 April. Chances are it was editorial changes…

Alan
Guest

I followed the link, but the USA Today site says that the article doesn’t exist. 🙁

C.S.Gilmore
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The link worked for me just now.

Alan
Guest

Are you clicking on the same link I am? Because it’s still broke.

junior
Guest

Is it possible that it was briefly down when you first attempted to access it, and now you’re getting a cached version of the page? The link up at the top works for me.

Fail Burton
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SFF author Nebula nominee and SFWA member Kate Elliott: “Those beloved white male intellectual guys who write important works abt white male stuff. That can’t be shit. They say so!” ReaderCon fantastic literature convention panelist, Tor.com blogger and SFF author Alex MacFarlane: “I am so fucking angry at this idea some editors seem to have that the best science fiction stories are those written by men. White men, naturally. Straight. Western.” Author nominated for the John W. Campbell and Hugo Awards and winner of the Nebula and Locus Awards Aliette de Bodard writing about Vietnamese ads: “I don’t know to… Read more »
Scott
Guest

Comments by bearers of a cargo cult college degree

Arwen Riddle
Guest

Do these SJWs realize they are putting me off even trying their work?

SirBrass
Guest

Now we see which side is actually more obsessed about race, and it isn’t the oft-maligned and tarred-and-feathered “right”. (well, we are right, but they use that word like it a 4 letter dirty word).

mporciuscato
Guest

Well, it is a clear differential that on the one side is that which respects the talent of the work produced and reading it for its own intrinsic merit versus a message driven work produced by politically acceptable authors.

Lauren
Guest

I’m a weird pinkish-brown sort of color, with overtones of blue if I hold my breath long enough.

pst314
Guest

Fail Burton “WisCon SF Convention organizer and co-manager of WisCon’s racially segregated ‘safer-space’ K. Tempest Bradford: ‘cracka ass cracka’…”

Careful there, or some Wiscon fascist will threaten to punch you out.:-)

Guess
Guest

you should offer free self defense training near the next science fiction convention you go to. Encourage women, minorities, and gays to attend.

Jeff Gauch
Guest

Effective self-defense:

1) Get a gun.

2) Learn how to shoot it.

It’s not perfect, but it’s far better than any alternative. Tasers only work when current is applied, one can become inured to pepper spray by hitting the local wing join frequently enough, and kicking someone in the goolies might make him curl up into the fetal position. Or it could make him want to bounce whatever kicked him off the pavement a dozen-few times.

Poke some holes in a person and the blood starts coming out. When blood pressure gets too low people stop.

dyingearth
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Re: Jeff Gauch

The problem with your very simple applicable approach is location. If you live in places like Chicago or Washington DC where they made it impossible (or nearly impossible) to obtain firearms legally, your only reasonable option is to move to a firearm friendly jurisdiction. Otherwise, arming yourself is considered a felony.

brianniemeier
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As someone striving to join the professional SFF author community, I’ve been watching this row unfold with the existential horror of a child seeing his dad hit his mom and blame her for making him do it; then seeing her stab him with a fillet knife. The classical definition of art is a work executed according to the standards of a craft. Can anyone give a rational justification for judging a work on anything other than its merit? It’s apparent that one side in particular is pushing ideology before craft, and the other side is trying to defend itself. There… Read more »
Lauren
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Nothing is irreconcilable, given a shot of common sense. Unfortunately, that’s something the stores don’t carry anymore.

Fail Burton
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I don’t think “reconcile” is going to be the word. To me the problem is simple: you have “activists” who either suffer from mental health issues or simply hate whites, men, and heterosexuals who’ve been extremely clever and successful in inserting their pathologies into an anti-oppression framework. We’re talking about people so crazy they list being ignored as sexual harassment and living in America as analogous to being punched every day. And that’s when they’re not claiming people want to drag them behind pick up trucks. So of course SFF has to be dragged behind a truck to wake us… Read more »
CombatMissionary
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Looks like Jemisin’s leading the charge on the SJW crowd holding a Synodus Horrenda on Heinlein. We can’t be too surprised. We had to know it was coming.

Laurie
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You know, I’m an older, overweight woman, and I’ve never had any trouble about being ignored. Of course, I’m competent and intelligent and I don’t whine. And, you know, I’ve got a friend, she’s middle-aged and overweight, and she’s a director at NASA and she doesn’t have any trouble, either. And there’s my other friend, older, not overweight, but tough and wiry, and she’s been a rocket engineer at NASA for decades, and is currently working for the Dept of Defense on an I’d-tell-you-but-then-I’d-have-to-kill-you project. And she’s never had any trouble, not at NASA, or the Air Force before that… Read more »
SBP
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“Looks like Jemisin’s leading the charge on the SJW crowd holding a Synodus Horrenda on Heinlein. ”

Current Amazon sales rank for Starship Troopers by Robert A. Heinlein, published in 1959: 3,158

Current Amazon sales rank for The Killing Moon by N.K. Jemisin, published in 2012: 74,707

CombatMissionary
Guest

Starship Troopers was an awesome book. Whatever idiot made the movies should be hanged with his own celluloid.

SBP
Guest

Note that the 55 year old Starship Troopers is still available in hardcover.

salgak
Guest

Congratulations, Larry. . . . you’re about to sell a metric buttload of books. . . .

Think of us little people, when you expand the Yard Moose Mountain domain to cover several Western States. . . . . (grin)

Michael Gutterres
Guest

Today the USA – tomorrow the World!

David, Infamous Sockpuppet
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David, Infamous Sockpuppet

Larry, to make the circle complete, I think what you should do is to explain to everyone, in a self-effacing, humble way, how their kind, compassionate, well-reasoned arguments have made you realize the error of your ways. You have Seen The Light. Then, remind them that, if they care about Diversity, they really ought to vote for “Hard Magic” for best novel, since it is the only one written by a Person of Color.

Oh, and try to keep from snickering or guffawing while you do this. It is unbecoming for a grown man to smirk.

H
Guest

Not only that, voting for WoT means endorsing two WHITE authors, so any good think Hugo voter who votes for WoT over Correia is showing doubleplus support for the evil white patriarchy!!!

Wes S.
Guest

To which the liberals will doubtless respond by making Larry Correia America’s second Official White Hispanic® (after George Zimmerman, of course).

😛

CombatMissionary
Guest

So, does this mean that from now on, ANY Latino who touches a gun and likes it will be dubbed a “White Hispanic” and have his village razed and pillaged? Because (don’t tell the SJWs) there are at least a couple of Hispanics we’ve let into the Army!
Now is the time to PANIC!

Patrick Chester
Guest

So, does this mean that from now on, ANY Latino who touches a gun and likes it will be dubbed a “White Hispanic” and have his village razed and pillaged?

Shouldn’t that be pillaged and then razed? Priorities…

1. Pillage, then burn

😉

CombatMissionary
Guest

Plus we’ll rape the horses and ride off on the women!

Ad Astra
Guest

Worse yet if you vote for Wheel of time not only are you voting against a person of color your supporting a white male who was a decorated member of the most vile imperialist organization in all of history, the United States military!!

Dave W.
Guest

You got Instapundited! Sweet! Should result in quite a few new readers. The Law of Unintended Consequences blows up in the SJWs’ faces again! 🙂

Kenneth Harkin
Guest

The more I have read into the nonsense surrounding the Hugos the more I have come to realize I want nothing to do with those stuck up leftist jackasses.

darleenclick
Guest

Just bought the first Grimnoir novel … Heinlein was always a particular fave of mine and I’m sick at the hijacking of the sci-fi & fantasy genre by the Left’s long march through institutions.

And I bet Zenna Henderson couldn’t be published either … an author I go back and read on a regular basis.

darleenclick
Guest

Heinlein was/is always a particular fave of mine. And I revisit the stories of Zenna Henderson on a regular basis.

The Left’s march through institutions both large and small cannot go unchallenged.

I just bought the first Grimnoir novel. Look forward to reading it.

Quatermain
Guest

Rose Fox, providing a keen yet entirely inadvertent illustration of irony: “if people dismiss good points because of the demographic of the person making those points, they’re asshats.”

Fail Burton
Guest

With her it goes far beyond irony. That’s Orwellian doublethink where a moral ethos changes pretty much as fast as one talks.

sundaygomeeting
Guest

I’ve been meaning to buy the Monster Hunters series for some time now. All the caterwauling of the SJWs has made me hurry up and buy “The Monster Hunters”. They wish they could write as well as you can.

Dr. Mauser
Guest

Heh, I tweeted about you too, to all 19 of my followers. I thought it was fairly pithy, considering all the hashtags I stuffed into it.

Popguy
Guest
Sad to see things getting too heated up (although maybe it shouldn’t be any surprise when this involves people like Vox Day). However, I think Larry’s initial argument is not necessarily a correct one. He suspected that Hugo nominees and winners get elected because of their political leanings, not artistic merits or entertainment value. It strikes me as a weird conclusion. Different people have different tastes, don’t they? It’s quite clear that there’s a sizeable audience which likes to read books that mr. Correia and his fans don’t like (the Scalzis, the Jemisins etc.). Correia fans, on the other hand,… Read more »
Joel Salomon
Guest

The headline somewhat misrepresents Glenn’s point, and Larry’s. Politics do belong in SF/F, and have always been there—but they should inform the story, not substitute for the lack of story.

(Magazine headlines are usually not written by the articles’ authors but by magazine editors; this sort of mismatch between text and heading is fairly common. Of course 78% of the responses to Glenn’s article are based on nothing more than the headline.)

SBP
Guest

Yes. If your “story” is basically Andrea Dworkin and Catherine McKinnon in space, having a thirty volume debate on whether Karl Marx is still cool or whether he should be replaced in the pantheon with Pol Pot, don’t be surprised when your Amazon sales rank is somewhere in the 3 million territory.

(spoiler warning: white men suck).

SirBrass
Guest

The next step would be for Larry to be interviewed in person by Bill Whittle, or appear as a guest PJTV’s Trifecta.

Fail Burton
Guest
In light of David Sterling being banned from the NBA for his comments about black men, it’s interesting to see these conversations on Twitter about white men by SFWA members Kate Elliott and Rose Fox, and also aspiring SFF author Sunil Patel. The fact SFF’s politically correct race and gender squad don’t see the Sterling comments and the comments below at all in the same light, though they are in principle identical, is what makes the politically correct the politically correct. SFF’s PC are a permanent brain-teaser. * SFF fan and writer Sunil Patel: “Curious: how many of you refuse… Read more »
junior
Guest

The best part of the Sterling mess so far has been Kareem Abdul Jabaar’s piece for Time Magazine basically saying, “We knew this guy was racist based on lawsuits filed years ago. Why is this only getting attention now? And why was the NAACP planning on giving this racist idiot a second lifetime achievement award?”

H
Guest

Apparently Sterling has been donating thousands to groups like the NAACP for years. Money talks.

The REAL question is how long until Scalzi and the Hugonots try to get Larry or Vox BANNED FOR LIFE!!!1!!!one!!

Laurie
Guest

I’m worried about them getting banned from Britain – and I’m not joking. I will be very surprised if Vox ISN’T banned, the way Britain’s been lately.

Fail Burton
Guest

“There will be zero tolerance for institutional racism.” – Sacramento mayor Kevin Johnson on the banning of Donald Sterling.

Are you listening there Steven Gould? You got your work cut out for you buddy. And save the “LOLs” and clever witty retorts. Just get to work and walk it like you talk it, and you can start by not nominating flat out racists for Nebula awards.

SBP
Guest

“I will be very surprised if Vox ISN’T banned, the way Britain’s been lately.”

I expect he would enjoy that. Certainly he could get a lot of mileage out of it.

Wes S.
Guest

Welp, looks like “Top Gear’s” Jeremy Clarkson is next up on the ever-changing liberal enemies list:

http://pjmedia.com/richardfernandez/2014/04/30/offscreen/#more-36355

I’m actually surprised Clarkson lasted this long…

Fail Burton
Guest
White straight male SFF author: “Let’s not read any more literature by black lesbians.” Second white straight male SFF author: “What about TV?” First white straight male SFF author: “Oh, yeah – TV. That goes without saying.” Third white straight male SFF author: LOL. My job forces me to both watch TV and read books made by black lesbians. It leaves a sour taste in my mouth.” Second white straight male: “Movies too. I found ‘Red Tails’ deeply offensive, with its black cast” First white straight male SFF author: “What about Jews?” Chorus: “OH, yes.” Second white straight male SFF… Read more »
John Brown
Guest

Fail,

Good stuff in all these comments you’ve made

Fail Burton
Guest
SFF author Kate Elliott argues for her own banning, a weird thing to do: “Kate Elliott ‏@KateElliottSFF 16h The NBA has banned Donald Sterling FOR LIFE for egregious racism (+ fined him). Good for them.” Apparently a sports league has a more refined sense of justice and judgment than a bunch of clodhopping geek nerds. Even the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) suspended one of their mixed-martial artists over remarks about a transgender fighter. Perhaps some day a literary organization of artists will aspire to match the morality of sports leagues. I love how the PC always go on about free… Read more »
dyingearth
Guest

Fail, an hispanic with wrong politics is a White Hispanic, thus don’t count. Didn’t you check with the Illiberal Logic 101?

CombatMissionary
Guest
Problem is, I doubt the NBA can just fling orders like that. It depends greatly on the contracts they have. I can just see the lawyers on the phone all day yesterday, paraphrasing Kim Darby from True Grit: “Now, have you actually READ your contract with my client? Let me put it to you in these terms. I will be making a lot of money here. My client will be making a lot MORE money here. And you, sir, will be footing the bill for it all.” [INSERT ICY GRIN HERE] Repeat that for every shrill voice from the NBA… Read more »
Dave W.
Guest

In 1981, Sterling paid about $13 million for the franchise when it was still in San Diego. This year (2014), Forbes magazine valued the franchise at $575 million. I’ve seen speculation that it’ll sell for between $800 million and $1 billion.

CombatMissionary
Guest

WOW.
Yeah, I TOTALLY see the shareholders/stakeholders/co-owners killing a billion dollar cash cow because somebody doesn’t like Blacks. Right?
RIIIIIIIIGHT.

Dave W.
Guest

Yup, that’s why the commish moved so fast to drop the hammer on Sterling (with the other NBA owners’ support). No way are they risking their cash cows for one other guy. The owner of the Sacramento Kings told ESPN that he expects the official vote to Force the Sale to be unanimous.

The Phantom
Guest

Larry, your USA Today story is posted at Small Dead Animals, the biggest blog in the Demented Dominion (Canada) and seriously conservative. And a riot too. The mast head today is:

“A life-raft in a sea of progressive puke.”

http://www.smalldeadanimals.com/archives/the-tolerant-le-172.html

I told Kate’s flying monkey brigade to buy everything you ever wrote. Maybe that will keep the Chapters/Indigo book chain out of receivership for another few months.

Kent
Guest

When things calm a little bit you will have to give us your opinion… Is there such a thing as bad press? Shrug. Make lemonade out of lemons!

James
Guest

The most media exposure the Hugos have had in years, and all because to your shit storm, Larry. They should be thanking you on hands and knees. 🙂

CombatMissionary
Guest

The true irony is that Larry’s managed to create a bigger sh*t storm in two years than the poo-flingers have been able to whip up in three decades. BWA HA HA HA HAAAAAA! 😀

robertpinkerton
Guest

Mr. Correia, I apologise in advance for an off-topic post; however, an e-mail address whereby to contact you seens conspicuous by its absence.

Would you please, in the near future, write a column giving your opinion of such television dramas as Trur Blood, Twilight, Sanctuary and Grimm?

Thank you for your indulgence.

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