In February readers returned day after day to follow developments in science fiction’s culture war. And what did I do in the war?
- Announced Brad Torgersen’s release of the Sad Puppies 3 Hugo recommendations.
- Reported that the author of a story touted by Sad Puppies 3 asked to be dropped from the list because he didn’t like being associated with some of the attitudes embraced by two of its prominent backers.
- Poked fun at Larry Correia’s appeal for help in finding insults people had written about him for use by a pair of Breitbart.com writers in an article about the politicization of the Hugo Awards.
- Recommended my own radical formula for finding Hugo nominees: Actually read stuff and if it deserves an award write it down.
- Looked over the Locus Recommended Reading List and couldn’t understand how dozens and dozens of works were worth a mention, but absolutely none from Baen Books.
- Observed with amazement commenters at Mad All The Time Genius Club taking absolutely literally the satirical opening of “Why You’re Not A Fan”, raging at its fake Fannish Purity Panel (which several assumed was real), and turning up their noses at its real message about the wide-open doors of fandom.
- Said my piece about Larry Correia’s attack on Tempest Bradford’s reading challenge. Went 15 rounds with my own commenters. Spent some time on the canvas but kept getting back up.
Finally, discovered somebody found a topic so hot that File 770 got its first-ever hits from DoNotLink. Never did track down the source of those – I guess it worked!
Here are the top 10 posts for February according to Google Analytics.
- Larry Correia Channels His Inner Dogberry
- Author Dave Creek Declines Sad Puppydom
- Why You’re Not A Fan
- The Day After The Book Bomb Dropped
- Sad Puppies Wag Their Tales
- Another Day at the Kerfuffle Factory
- 2015 Locus Recommended Reading List Appears
- Supanova Boycott Controversy
- Kameron Hurley’s Further Comments on the Relationship Between Awards and Sales
- How To Nominate for the Hugos