It was Ace Reporter John Hertz delivering the news fans most wanted to read this month, like his observations about Westercon’s site selection woes that needed a 3-hour business meeting to resolve.
Jo Walton’s link to “Ties for the Best Novel Hugo” from her Tor.com series “Revisiting the Hugos” yielded enough hits to vault an October 2010 post atop this month’s list. Jo disagrees with me about 1993’s Best Novel tie and it was very courteous of her to let the post speak for itself.
My favorite research project this month, “He Was the Dean,” traced the history of Murray Leinster and other contenders for the title “Dean of Science Fiction.”
Here are the Top 10 posts for July 2011, according to Google Analytics:
1. Ties for the Best Novel Hugo
2. Terry Pratchett’s Coat-of-Arms
3. He Was the Dean
4. Rule Makers and Rule Breakers
5. Hertz: Byers Will WOOF
6. Hertz: Wild Wild Westercon
7. Sturgeon Papers Donated
8. Clark Rockefeller Will Face Trial in LA
9. In the Original Babylonian
10. Etiquette in Westeros