This is the complete omnibus of all three Dead Six novels (and two bonus short stories!) and it comes out next week.
This is the complete omnibus of all three Dead Six novels (and two bonus short stories!) and it comes out next week.
This has just gotten silly.
Check the date. That comment was from a month and a half ago. Basically if you ever attract the attention of an unscrupulous jackass, they can simply go through all your old posts and report everything as hate speech. Then Facebook, being a bunch of morons, will automatically, unthinkingly, reflexively block you.
I’ve been banned from Facebook a bunch of times now. I believe that comment was me complaining about their dippy censorship (and was when I started investigating MeWe, because I really was tired of FB’s Junior Orwellian bullhsit) where anything a conservative or libertarian says Violates Community Standards and needs Snopes to fact check it, but anything a progressive or a socialist says is just great, even when they are literally threatening to murder you.
A month after I posted that comment above, I caught my first Facebook ban for hate speech, My crime? Pretending to be from one imaginary country of proud (but genocidal) sandwich makers, and insulting another imaginary country. http://monsterhunternation.com/2019/08/13/another-example-why-facebook-is-super-dumb/
It was obviously the stupid Facebook bots, but my fans had a lot of fun with it.
But then, I caught another 3 day ban immediately after, and this is where our story starts to get nefarious: http://monsterhunternation.com/2019/08/16/banned-again-facebook-gets-even-dumber-part-iii-the-saga-continues/
Because that one wasn’t bots with dumb code, that was a bunch of prog scumbags realizing that if they report my posts to Facebook, I just get auto blocked. We’ve even got screen shots of them bragging about it.
So I’ve been catching FB bans ever since, always for goofy crap. I got a 3 day ban last week. Why? For talking about a scumbag (Mike Glyer) who was pirating another author (said scumbag happens to own the same scumbag website where we got the last screen cap of them bragging about reporting me).
And the ban wasn’t even for the mean post where I actually insulted the pirate scumbag a bunch:
Oh no. That would make at least a little bit of sense. The ban was for a brief post the day before, where I tagged the author who was getting pirated to ask him for more info. Pirating authors? Not a problem. Standing up to the scumbag doing the pirating? Violation of community standards.
And then today. Because apparently saying Facebook is Orwellian, will cause them to act Orwellian. Because hate speech? Or something. Hell if I know.
Basically what it comes down to is that if you ever come to the attention of scumbags, they can silence you on Facebook just by reporting all your posts. It doesn’t matter how innocuous the posts are, Facebook is stupid. I highly doubt any thinking humans ever actually look at any of this stuff. Meanwhile, you can recruit child brides for ISIS terrorists while chanting death to the Jews, and Facebook says that’s totally cool. So it’s a teensy bit lopsided in its application.
It’s the Heckler’s Veto, only even more anonymous. If you give a powerless chickenshit the ability to silence people they don’t like, without risk or repercussions, they’re gonna use that power. It’s also a really good example of how Red Flag laws will inevitably be abused.
Like I said when I first started catching all these bans, I figure my days on Facebook are numbered. When mini painting posts are now Hate Speech, and pictures of my dog are Bullying. It is only a matter of time until I catch a perma-ban.
Now, I could do that silly thing where people make up fake EH accounts, but screw that. Facebook makes money off of me and my fans. I’m not going to reward them by working around their obnoxious bullshit, so that they can continue to mine our data.
The sad thing is that I spent years building up a fan base there. I’ve got one of the biggest and best (and actually functioning!) author fan pages on the internet. And during most of that time, Facebook wasn’t too stupid. It was bearably obnoxious.
But the stupid is becoming increasingly aggressive. Now people want to leave, but they feel stuck. I’m not alone in this. Most content creators are in the same boat. We congregated our people there because it was convenient and then we became complacent. Now they think they own us, and can do whatever they want with impunity, because content creators don’t want to move away from where their fans are. So the abusive trailer park husband makes leaving hard, because he doesn’t hit you all the time, and he used to love you, and somebody needs to think of the kids.
I’m sure I’ve made a lot of sales off of Facebook. Heck, my Book Bombs, most of the traffic for those comes from Facebook shares. And those are usually (by orders of magnitude) the biggest sales days of those authors’ careers.
So we stay in the abusive relationship with the incoherent alcoholic who occasionally beats us, because of inertia. And that’s just sad.
I’ve been transitioning more of my stuff over to MeWe. We’ve got a couple thousand people in the fan page over there now. But again, the sucky part of that is abandoning a decade of community building and content. People don’t want to leave.
Here’s the thing though, the way things are going, you aren’t going to have a choice. People like me are getting hit right now because the nail that sticks up has to be nailed down. I’m only a minor notable. (seriously, writer is like the lowest form of celebrity, right below Instagram gun bunny). But if random scumbags can control our ability to speak, it’s only a matter of time before they do it to everybody else.
So Facebook can either get its crap together, or let the Heckler’s Veto become their defacto working model. However, since Facebook is a giant evil megacorporation that only cares about prying into your life to sell your info to advertisers and to influence elections, good luck with that.
It’s a free market, Facebook is free to suck all they want, and we are free to leave once they become unbearable.
Okay, lots of stuff going on this month.
Usually I link to my blog posts on Facebook, but I’ll just have to count on you guys to share this one for me because I caught another 72 ban.
It wasn’t even for my last blog post where I once again point out that Mike Glyer is a scumbag parasite shit weasel. It was for a brief post the night before, after Jesse told me the idiots were talking about me on File 770 again, I tagged Richard Fox, and asked for the details of Glyer pirating him. All I said was “Glyer needs to learn to keep my name out of his whore mouth”.
Boom. Reported for hate speech. 😀
These people are very predictable. As I’ve said before the biggest difference between the right and the left in America is that the left wants to silence everyone who disagrees. The right wants the left to keep talking so you can see how crazy they are.
On that note, if you haven’t yet, read through the comments of the last blog post. The only reason I haven’t banned the extremely unctuous Canyonero Featherduster yet is whenever he shows up to debate (in a place where he can’t later go back and edit his comments) he is a wonderful display of just how full of shit his side is. Rule #1 of Internet Debate, you don’t do it for your opponent, you do it to sway the audience. His worm tongue nature shows how scummy they are far better my blog post ever could.
EDIT: I just realized what today is! But apparently at File 770, every day is Talk Like a Pirate Day! 😀
So, now onto the update:
I’ve got two releases coming up soon, both of which I’ll put up their own Amazon preorder post shorty.
Invisible Wars is the omnibus collection of all three Dead Six novels (Dead Six, Swords of Exodus, and Alliance of Shadows) that I wrote with Mike Kupari. It will be out October 1st.
That series is my least known work, I think mostly because they get stuck in with the thrillers all by themselves, instead of with the rest of my stuff over in sci-fi and fantasy. But they are really good. Think thieves vs. mercenaries fighting each other in the shadows in a 3rd world country that is melting down into a military coup. And the series just gets crazier from there.
I write one character (Lorenzo) and Mike writes another (Valentine) and it’s these two poor bastards on opposing sides, trying to kill each other, because they are both pawns of these gigantic global conspiracies. We had a lot of fun with it too. Basically Lorenzo works for the organization that is every right wing conspiracy nut’s worst nightmare, and Valentine works for the organization that is every left wing conspiracy nut’s worst nightmare… Only if you’ve been watching the news for the last few years, we got way too much stuff right, so maybe those guys aren’t nuts after all. 😀
Target Rich Environment 2 will be out December 3rd. This is the second volume of my collected short stories, and has quite possibly the best cover ever due to the presence of the Lovely Mrs. Correia in a fur bikini.
I kid you not. But even without the cover it’s a collection of a bunch of really fun stories from my various universes and some belonging to other IPs. It has Agent Franks teaming up with Joe Ledger, stories from Aliens, and Predator (but not Aliens & Predator!), a Warmachine novella, more MHI, more Saga of the Forgotten Warrior, more Grimnoir, one of my first short stories ever Son of Fire, Son of Thunder, AND TOM STRANGER 2: A MURDER OF MANATEES.
The eARC for TRE2 is available from Baen right now: https://www.baen.com/target-rich-environment-volume-2-earc.html
On the writing front, my deadline for Destroyer of Worlds is October 31st. I am working on that currently. This is the 3rd book in the Saga of the Forgotten Warrior, and picks up a few months after the end of House of Assassins. It is bad ass.
Then I need to do a short story for the Libertycon Anthology that Baen just announced, in honor of the amazing Uncle Timmy Bolgeo, who was a great guy.
After DoW is done I will be turning all of my attention to the sci-fi collaboration with John Brown. John, being a professional, has been done with his first part and waiting patiently for me to do my thing. Building a house, moving, and fixing the old house to sell it has put me several months behind where I should be for the year. But John is a good dude, super talented, and I am really excited to dive into this one (think space pirates who specialize in stealing giant fighting robots).
After that I’ve got a really cool top secret project that I can’t tell any of you about. 😀
I’ve got another collaboration pending too, and that’s the Steve Diamond, dark fantasy, WW1 eastern front with fairy tale magic project.
After that I’m not sure which project I will be working on, but I’ve got a giant pile of contracts to fill. (basically when my contract pile starts getting low, Toni calls, and says, hey Larry, what else are you excited about?) There is lots more MHI, more Forgotten Warrior, and another whole Grimnoir trilogy (starting in 1954, Bombshell in Noir Fatale and Tokyo Raider in TRE2 are previews of that one)
Related to Book Stuff
The new Savage Worlds MHI RPG is ALMOST DONE! Yay! Everybody involved in that has been getting the update emails, so you know where we are at. Very soon you should have the books in hand. I’ve got my proof copy. It looks phenomenal. And the Savage Worlds Kickstarter is fulfilling now, so I just got my core book from them a little while ago.
Vault Books still has some of the leatherbound, numbered, Hard Magics available. They are working on Spellbound now. It is truly the best looking book I have ever seen. I sold a bunch of them at Salt Lake ComicCon last week because everybody who touched the demo copy wanted one… until they saw that really fancy books cost more than the regular books. 😀
Personal Stuff – Krasnovian Waffle Hound Edition
Having just gone through a very busy period of life, with building, moving, and selling houses, we said, life is starting to calm down again… I KNOW. LET’S GET A PUPPY.
Sure, I know it has been three years of chaos, buying a big chunk of land, developing it, roads, wells, miles of trenches, and then building a gigantic friggin’ house, and then moving all our crap, and then fixing up the old house, you know what would be really amazing? Sleep deprivation.
He is Faust, the Krasnovian Waffle Hound. At 8 weeks old, he is 3 pounds of vicious Krasnovian fury, born and bred to hunt down Pinelanders. But until he finds any Pinelanders, he spends his time waking up at really weird hours of the night needing to go outside to poop, and attacking our shoes.
If you’ve seen the pics and videos I’ve put on Facebook (at least when I’m not banned because telling the truth about China Mike is “hate speech”) Faust is adorable. Luckily he is even adorable enough to make up for the fact that potty training a puppy is a giant pain in the ass. And last night he actually slept from 10:00 PM to 4:00 AM, which is most uninterrupted sleep I or Bridget have gotten in the last two weeks, which was AMAZING.
How his name came about is kind of funny. My youngest son really wanted a German Shepherd. This dog is a mutt. Meaning his dad is a poodle, and his mom was an Australian Shepherd. So we told my son that the Shepherd part of Shepherdoodle, meant GERMAN Shepherd (obviously). So when we got him, my boy insisted that he needed a proper German name. Which made us list off all of the proper German names we knew for the ride home, such as Blitzkrieg, Rammstein, Luchs, Murder Turtle, Hetzer (gonna Hetz), Klaus, Fritz, etc. When older son threw out Panzerfaust, that kind of stuck, and got shortened down to Faust.
So now I have a 3 pound puppy whose name means Armor Fist. Hopefully he will continue letting me sleep, because I’ve got books to write.
Some of you may be asking, who is Mike Glyer and why is he a simpering feculent? Well, count yourself lucky that you’ve avoided running into him, because he’s basically an oily discharge from a diseased dog’s colon. He’s a loathsome slug of a man, who creates nothing of value, but who makes himself feel important by tearing down people who do create things. He runs a sci-fi and fantasy lit “news” site for the dimmest, most pathetic, social justice dipshits you’ve ever seen, and 97,000 Chinese robots.
You’ve heard the term “clown shoes” before? Well, Mike Glyer is clown shoes, but only if the sewer clown from IT threw out his pair because of the fungal infection and all the rotting toenails that had broken off inside.
I wrote this link the last time he failed to keep my name out of his whore mouth, and it’s got links to several of the previous times he forgot to keep my name out of his whore mouth: http://monsterhunternation.com/2019/08/15/the-super-dumbness-continues-mike-glyer-edition/
Though I have repeatedly warned him not to write about me, Mike Glyer must be desperate for some (non-Chinese bot) web traffic, because he’s talking about me again.
So what got Glyer’s panties twisted up into his greasy taint hole this time? Well, apparently it was because almost exactly one month ago I mentioned in passing (literally two sentences) that Glyer had put a pirate link to an author’s work on his shitty website, and when that author also told Glyer to keep his name out of his whore mouth and take down the link, Glyer got all butt hurt about how he couldn’t be a useless tick sucking the lifeblood from authors like usual, and bitch moped about it.
Well shucksy darn, the poor fella, I bet that crushing disappointment at not being able to be a leech off the controversy to bad mouth another writer was just awful. He could barely handle all that disappointment. So after taking a month off to eat a few hundred gallons of Ben & Jerrys while rewatching his entire VHS collection of vintage Tijuana donkey porn, Glyer finally worked up the gumption to post this: http://archive.fo/cwuWF
My friend and moderator, Jesse, sent me that link (archived so as to not give yourself Vile 770 cooties). Warning, reading Vile 770 comments can cause double vision, dizziness, despair for the future of mankind, death, and anal seepage. What is the readership of his page like? Imagine the comments section of Youtube, but subtract a bunch of IQ points, then give them mobility scooters and oxygen tanks, or twenty housecats.
So what is China Mike’s problem? (Besides being a self-absorbed idiot , obviously) Well, it turns out that he is super butt hurt that all the authors with the wrong politics are now aware of his schtick and an increasing number of us no longer tolerate his antics. As usual he tries to frame all this with how he is the persecuted victim with his usual passive-aggressive snide insinuations.
Sadly, Glyer sucks at everything so he screwed that up too.
So let me break down the many ways Glyer is dumb this particular time:
First off, his big long-winded explanation about how he is really the victim here and he is So Offended that people called him a pirate… it’s all bullshit. Like usual, Glyer was an asshole, and then gloms onto some interpretation that makes him the good guy, even if the interpretation is really stupid, and nobody sane buys it.
This is what happened on my side of the fence (my side of the fence is nice, Glyer’s side of the fence smells like hobo urine). See that first link I wrote? I stuck that on Facebook. In the comments another author mentioned another example of how Glyer had put a link to that author’s stuff on File 666, and when the author told him to take that link down, Glyer got all bitchy and entitled. So I mentioned it, I think the next day.
I didn’t even care enough to look into it. I didn’t know the details. I had no reason to disbelieve the author (can’t say that about Mike Liar though!), but since I was already beating Glyer like a pinata (but there is no candy when you break him open, only gravy comes out) I mentioned it. That’s it. Whoop de fucking do.
Whatever. But now that he brought it back up I decided to get the details. So I messaged Richard Fox and he was happy to forward over the entire email exchange between him and China Mike. After reading it, I ain’t apologizing for anything. Instead I’m going to expound about why Glyer should crawl back under his Lilly pad.
If you are an author with politics anywhere to the right of Che Guevara, and your name appears on Glyer’s shitty gossip column blog, you’ve got a 770% chance that it is because he’s snidely trying to stir up controversy against you. It riles up his idiot readers and gets him hate clicks. (and we’ve already established he loves to brag about his traffic, even when he’s so fucking incompetent that the screen shots he posts to show off said traffic indicate only 3% of them are actual human beings).
A while back Richard Fox got nominated for a prestigious award for a story he wrote. Problem was, Richard is a financially successful indy author, and the snoots have a hate boner for indy authors, (snoots are all about writers having to go through proper thinking “gate keepers” first). Since Glyer is addicted to stirring up controversy, the world’s fattest vulture swooped in and started posting about Richard Fox’s nomination.
Wait… You know what? Glyer is right about one thing. Accuracy is important. Vultures are actually noble, social creatures who play an important role in the ecosystem, which is basically the opposite of Mike Glyer, so I should not have compared him to a vulture. I apologize. To vultures… Not Mike Glyer. He can fuck right off.
Problem was, Richard was already wise to Glyer’s game, and told him to keep his name out of his whore mouth, up to and including sending an official take down notice.
Good. Because fuck Mike Glyer. Every author should tell him to keep their stuff off his awful website.
At the time I didn’t really know or care who posted the story on the internet. That’s obfuscation. If Richard did post it himself, that’s up to him. When I throw out the trash, that doesn’t mean I want racoons rummaging through my garbage can. Nobody wants racoons in their trash. Now imagine Mike Glyer rooting around in your dumpster. No. Shoo, bad Glyer! BAD!
Except after seeing the email exchange, it’s worse than that. Richard posted the link to a private closed forum only readable by SFWA members (the people who would be voting for the award). Somebody (Richard says he doesn’t know who) took that private link and stuck it on Google Drive and Glyer linked to that to get clicks for his shitty public website. When Richard contacted him, rather than be a decent human being and go “Oh, my bad. Sorry.” Glyer acted like an entitled shit and started lecturing the author he was trying to screw over about his tone and lack of civility.
It probably didn’t help that Richard addressed him as “China Mike”. 😀 Glyer hates that.
Richard also tried to post in the File 770 comments, but as usual China Mike just deletes all the comments that disagree with his narrative. (he also deletes comments when his posters say egregiously stupid shit and people start to mock it, so that he can pretend his readers never said the stupid thing and we’re just making it up to be mean. It’s sorta like gas lighting, only all the gas comes from Glyer’s four stomachs)
You’ve got to understand Glyer isn’t in this to promote authors. He’s in this to fuck them over because it makes him feel like a big shot. Richard told him to take his stuff down, Glyer got butt hurt. Though I do like how this shifty, disingenuous bastard talked about how the exchange between him and Richard got heated, and he’s happy to put up any screen shots that make other people look bad, he never puts up the screen shots of him being a sanctimonious asshole to the author asking for his property to be taken off a page that hates him and everything he stands for.
Glyer is playing it like he’s pure as the snow. Hell no. Glyer isn’t even yellow snow. He’s not three month old Wyoming road snow. He’s that green snow that fell in Utah after the Nevada nuclear tests that ate the paint off people’s cars and gave all the children leukemia.
So when any author tells this toxic scumbag to keep his product off that garbage webpage, GOOD.
Second point, to further illustrate how basically everything Glyer says is more twisted than a duck’s dick, he says that I never said the author’s name even though Glyer’s name was repeatedly mentioned, and he implies that this was some cunning attempt for me to hide the author in question’s identity, because that would like totally exonerate poor innocent Glyer.
Snort. That’s rich. Okay, you guys all know that I am not exactly known for my subtlety. In novels? Yes. For mocking Mike Glyer? No way. For him I’m as subtle as a brick to the face (he never should have picked a fight with the son of a Portuguese dairy farmer, because we are genetically incapable of giving a shit about the opinions of fools).
No, Glyer, you nincompoop, I didn’t mention the author’s name because I didn’t really think about it at the time. I mentioned the incident in passing. Your name got referenced a lot because you are basically the flaming bag of dog shit that shows up on my doorstep a couple times a year. You are the subject. Richard was ancillary to the tale. And if I’d bothered to get more details a month ago, I would’ve made fun of it the exact same way I did here today, because the problem is obvious. You really need to learn to keep authors’ names out of your whore mouth in your desperate attempt for your 57th Dildo Award nomination.
(Yes. Dildo Award, because let’s be honest, if they’re gonna rename the Campbell the “Astounding” because Campbell was “problematic”, Hugo needs to go too)
Third point, Glyer implies that I must have been colluding with Jon Del Arroz because we both mentioned Glyer getting kicked in the sack on this issue around the same time. This just goes to show what a fucking dope Glyer is, because I think JDA is still mad at me for booting him off my fan page for annoying me. I hadn’t talked to him much for months before that, and I haven’t talked to him since, so if we colluded it was by fucking telepathy. The other possible explanation is that there is such a thing as “dates” and “calendars” and we both saw Richard talk about it around the same time, and we both hate Glyer’s guts.
(as for Jon, I blocked him on Facebook a while back because he pissed me off, but I still wish him the best. I hope he has a great career, writes a pile of books, and makes his fans happy)
Now, back to the half-wit goat-rapist in question.
Fourth and final point, Glyer says I lack the integrity to apologize for spreading this horrible slander against him… Hell no. That would imply that I’m wrong in my assessment of the toad. I’m all in. Let’s hit this head on. I only apologize when I am incorrect, and my point every single time I’ve ever posted about Glyer here is that he’s a corrosive scumbag parasite shit weasel, and a cancer on this business.
Point stands. (double stands, after you read the emails and see what an entitled shit Glyer is)
The day his stupid website finally shuts down, every conservative or libertarian author in America is going to party like the Ewoks at the end of Return of the Jedi.
Yub yub, motherfucker.
That bit about me being a role model? Awesome. No, really. I mean that. Many authors have known that Glyer was a vampiric piece of shit going back for decades, but they rarely said that in public because they were worried about the fallout from angering fandom’s prolapsed anus. Then I came along, rocked the boat (my saying the Hugos were broken was really upsetting to a guy with two dozen Hugos, go figure) and he’s been coming at me ever since.
Believe it or not, I actually tried being polite with him at first (like most authors he screws over), but then I realized what a disingenuous scumbag he was, and I’ve been blunt about him ever since. Glyer is still super upset about that. The awesome part of that is my public honesty about the guy warned a whole bunch of other authors to avoid stepping in that particular Glyer shaped cow pie. It’s kind of awesome now when I go to cons, and get to meet long-time, old-school, writers, and they’re like, oh yeah, Glyer has always been asshole, I’m glad somebody finally came out and said it in public.
As for all his hand waving obfuscation about Richard Fox’s filing a takedown notice on him and the carrying on about perjury, I’ve got no idea. I don’t know legally how any of that stuff works, but if Mike Glyer said the sun rises in the east, I would become suspicious and then go outside to check.
I loved the bit where Glyer says that he has reported Richard Fox to SFWA! (what does he think they are going to do? Send the Stasi to Richard’s house?) But since Mary Robinette Kowal is now SFWA president then I’m sure SFWA’s response will be totally reasonable, rational, calm, and in no way politically biased whatsoever. (hang on… where is the sarcasm tag on WordPress?)
Come to think of it, that would be interesting though, having an organization supposedly for writers siding against a writer trying to protect his product and reputation, in favor of a seedy gossip columnist.
If I am “spreading slander” against Mike Glyer, and he would truly like for it to stop, then the answer is very very simple. So simple that even a pile of rotting kelp like Mike Glyer should be able to understand it: Keep my name out of your whore mouth.
Seriously, Glyer, just shut up about me and I’m happy to forget you exist. But you keep on doing your thing, because parasites gotta suck. If you don’t want me to mock you, all you have to do is refrain from mentioning me on your shitty website. Only since you keep bringing me up for hate clicks, everybody knows you are a lying piece of shit who just wants to play the victim while you go all “Woe is me, Correia is so mean the way he won’t let me snidely belittle authors and harm their reputations with impunity like I used to! I’m gonna go abuse my flaccid cloaca to donkey porn! REEEEEEEE!” or something like that. I’m guessing here. I just kinda skim what Glyer writes. He’s painfully boring.
EDIT: And here is a message I got from Richard Fox. I believe he tried to post this in the comments of the Vile 770 post accusing him of perjury, but of course, China Mike wouldn’t let the comment through. (for “civility” I’m sure, because for scumbags, civility means letting them do whatever they want while keeping our mouths shut)
There’s plenty more to this story that File 770 leaves out, and plenty of outright lies. I rather doubt File 770 has the integrity to allow contrary facts, but we’ll see what happens.
I am the copyright owner of the story Going Dark. I never gave permission (nor was I asked) for File 770 to distribute that work.
Ellen Campbell edited the Backblast Area clear anthology, she’s not the one that published it, that’s JR Handley.
I don’t know who on the SFWA page made the link to the story public facing. The story was posted in forums for SFWA members to read for their consideration. As the Nebula’s are voted on and determined solely by SFWA members, it really does stretch credulity that File 770 would insist that authors want their work read by the general public for this award. The Nebulas are not the Hugos or the Dragons. This is pretty basic and you’d think a SF site would know the difference.
Those Google drive links have been taken down after my piracy complaint. Did you read that carefully? The Google drive links and the hosted PDFs have been removed following my piracy complaint. I as the copyright holder did not give permission for those files to be hosted or made available to the public. Piracy. Full stop.
Putting up links to pirated material is piracy. File 770 was told that their link (which went specifically to the Google doc and not to SFWA’s page) was pirated and to remove it. Yes, that is piracy by legal definition.
It’s remarkable that Glyer said he first removed the link because ‘I have no interest in publicizing someone who would make such an unfounded accusation.’ He didn’t remove the link because the copyright holder told him it was pirated, he did it out of spite that his ego was bruised. This says a good deal about Glyer, none if it good.
Previously, when Cameltoe Flipflop hosted the same pirated link and I demanded he remove the link, he did so immediately. As any adult professional would do. Glyer failed in this very basic standard, and then doubled down on having his ego bruised (and the comment I made on his post with the pirated material wasn’t made public at the time of our discussion, his reputation could have remained as pristine as he thought it was and just removed the link as requested). Further, Flipflop never told me where he got the Google Drive link.
After Glyer put the pirated link back up, I told him I would file a DCMA complaint if he continued to host it. When he refused, I sent a DCMA request directly to him. After he refused to comply, I sent the DCMA request to his ISP and they removed the post.
Further, I told him I would submit a complaint to the SFWA Griefcom if he did not remove the link, and after his refusal said complaint was submitted.
It really does baffle the mind where the copyright owner of a work demands infringing material be removed, and somehow Glyer feels he has the moral high ground to keep that pirated up after repeated demands. If he had simply broken the link as requested the first time (and not gone back and redone the link after telling me he’d taken it down. A failed attempt at being clever and displays his lack of integrity) the matter would have ended.
As to the assertion that I have somehow committed perjury: I am the copyright owner of that story. I know who I’ve licensed the story to and those Google docs (and Glyer’s links to it) were not authorized be me. Hence, piracy.
The moral of this story is to not host or link pirated material, and if you’ve done so in error, just fix the issue when requested. But here we are in 2019 and Glyer’s failed at it.
But I’m glad Glyer has made it very clear to all and sundry that he engages in piracy and is proud of it. Bold move, I’m sure the SF community will appreciate it.
EDIT 2: I just caught a 3 day Facebook ban. Not even for this post, but for the FB post the night before after I saw Glyer was writing about me again. Apparently just saying that Mike Glyer needs to learn to keep my name out of his whore mouth is hate speech. 😀
We’ve seen the File 770 people straight up brag about reporting all my posts as hate speech on Facebook so that I keep getting blocked there. That’s a good example of the kind of unctuous slime we are dealing with here (and also how Red Flag Laws will work in real life!)
But anyways, if I’m going to get blocked on Facebook for telling the truth, then by golly, let’s make sure that truth goes far and wide. I am now going to ask you guys for a personal favor, to please share this post. I would like for 10,000 new people to learn just what kind of scumbag Mike Glyer really is.