Top 10 Posts for December 2019

The rancor following Romance Writers of America’s decision to penalize Courtney Milan for Code of Ethics violations led to three of month’s most-read posts. The controversy has pulled back the curtain on what goes on inside a major writers’ organization that’s under the stress of the same racial and cultural divisions the rest of society often fails to resolve.

The RWA’s compelling problems eclipsed the month’s second top story, “The Meaning of It All,” about another row over protecting the Hugo Award trademark provoked by a poorly-drafted official statement telling Archive of Our Own participants how they should identify with the group’s Best Related Work Hugo.

Here are the ten most-read posts from the past month according to Google Analytics.

  1. Courtney Milan Controversy Decimates RWA Leadership
  2. The Meaning of It All
  3. Courtney Milan Suspended by RWA, Banned from Leadership
  4. Pixel Scroll 12/20/19 Return of the Judi: The Force And The Furry-est
  5. Pixel Scroll 12/7/19 Why Do Belters Wear Red Suspenders?
  6. Pixel Scroll 12/16/19 It’s Not Easy Being Soylent Green
  7. Pixel Scroll 12/8/19 Why The Pixel Shudders When It Perceives The Scroll
  8. Pixel Scroll 12/26/19 Demotic Space Opera
  9. Pixel Scroll 12/14/19 Gort Pixel Barada Nikscroll
  10. As Criticism Snowballs, RWA Keeps Trying to Justify Treatment of Courtney Milan

Scroll-Free Top 10

  1. Courtney Milan Controversy Decimates RWA Leadership
  2. The Meaning of It All
  3. Courtney Milan Suspended by RWA, Banned from Leadership
  4. As Criticism Snowballs, RWA Keeps Trying to Justify Treatment of Courtney Milan
  5. Lois McMaster Bujold Named SFWA Damon Knight Grand Master
  6. 2019 Recommended SF/F List
  7. The Rise of Skywalker – Spoilers Welcome
  8. Smofcon 37 Posts Worldcon, Westercon and Smofcon Bidder Questionnaires
  9. Dan Simmons Criticized for Remarks About Thunberg
  10. Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore Changes Hands, Will Stay Open