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Back from Europe

We got back from Europe yesterday. It was a great trip. I’ll put up a post about the trip probably tomorrow. Today is a day of loafing. 🙂

By the way, scroll down. I had another book come out. It is pretty awesome if I do say so myself.

On the Hugo Award Announcement
Into The Wild
Brian Niemeier

Welcome back, Larry!

Christopher M. Chupik
Christopher M. Chupik

Welcome back.

Some stunning news from the other day. Apparently Damien agrees with Larry that the Hugos are no longer a popular award and are dominated by a small clique of writers and publishers! Of course, the Village Idiot has been railing against the strawman version of Sad Puppies for so long, he’ll never realize that he’s echoing what Larry has already said.


Heh. I note that he defines “conservative” in science fiction writing as “actually contains science fiction.” Science fiction by conservative authors is “right wing” or even (the horror. the horror.) libertarian.

Humpty-Dumpty would be so proud.

Expendable Henchman

The 2016 Hugo Nomination list is out. Rabid Pupies score seems to be 62/80.

Expendable Henchman

And the Hugo Nominations wouldn’t “Lack Diversity” so much if Larry hadn’t self-disqualified the Portugeese Murder Hobo authors, along with the Portugeese Cis-Gendered Hetero-Normative Facists.

Expendable Henchman

Happily, the unofficial sequel to “If you were a Dinosaur, my love” was nominated: “Space Raptor Butt Invasion” by Chuck Tingle.

Expendable Henchman

Welcome Home!
I would love to hear what you can say about MH:Memoirs books (when you get a chance). Thanks!

John Overath

Hope you had a great trip Larry! Read Into the Wild. Any more planned books in the series?


Got a photo and a signed copy of MHI and Son of the Black Sword while you were in London, Larry. Must say, it was a great (and unexpected) gift on my 25th birthday.

Don’t be a stranger and come back soon!


List of the 2016 Hugo nominees with Sad/Rabid Puppy nominations noted can be found here:

It’s one thing to hear dry numbers, it’s another to see just how ruthlessly the Sads and Rabids dominated the field.

Rob H

I’m tempted to go over and see what George RR Martin is saying about this…


Okay, so here’s my bet for the Puppy-kicker’s picks
Best Novel: Ancillary Mercy
Novella: No Award/Binti
Novelette: No Award
Short Story: No Award
Related Work: No Award
Graphic Story: No Award
Dramatic Presentation (Long Form): Mad Max: Fury Road, although if they’re smart they’ll plump for SW:TFA
Dramatic Presentation (Short Form): Jessica Jones, “AKA Smile”
Best Editor (Short Form): Neil Clarke
Best Editor (Long Form): Liz Gorinsky
Best Professional Artist: No Award
Best Semiprozine: Uncanny Magazine
Best Fanzine: No Award
Best Fancast: No Award
Best Fan Writer: Mike Glyer
Campbell Award: If they’re smart, Andy Weir (Although if they’re really smart, they’ll bribe him to decline.)

Considering the way the SP list worked this year, I don’t see how any works can really be said to have been SP works. The SP list was just a collection of recs by whoever stopped by the SP blog and recced something, rather than a collection of works being chosen by a handful of people. In my mind, this made the SP list so random as to not mean much (because who’s to say I have the same taste as the people who stopped by, as opposed to previous years where I could at least go, “Well, I like… Read more »
At least some of what the puppies are claiming victory for would have been nominated anyway. You really think a Neil Gaiman Sandman graphic novel needed the puppies? Seveneves and Uprooted had lots of good word on Goodreads and Amazon as well. And I doubt Bujold (one of those women who won five Hugos back in the terrible 90s when women didn’t win Hugos) needed assistance either. I’m so far behind on my reading, I could only vote for a few things, eg Uprooted, the dramatic presentations, Andy Weir for the Campbell, a few others. Kind of bummed Daredevil Season… Read more »

Glad to hear it was a great trip. and that you made it back safely. Enjoy your day’s loafing.