Month: Apr 2021

  • Debarkle Chapter 26: Sad Puppies (Season Two) crosses the streams

    Debarkle Chapter 26: Sad Puppies (Season Two) crosses the streams

    January 2014, somewhere in Utah… Larry Correia had learned a lot from his three previous Hugo campaigns[1] and Sad Puppies 2 had a lot more structure than his earlier attempts. Correia’s initial posts were lighthearted attempts to get readers of his blog to sign up for the 2014 Worldcon as associate members. The location would […]

  • Susan’s Salon: 2021 April 18/19

    Susan’s Salon: 2021 April 18/19

    πŸ‘½πŸ§™πŸ€–πŸ‘½πŸ§™πŸ€–πŸ‘½πŸ§™πŸ€– Please use the comment section to just chat about whatever you want. Susan’s Salon is posted early Monday (Sydney time which is still Sunday in most countries). It’s fine to be sad, worried, vaccinated, unvaccinated-yet, angry or maybe even happy (or all of those things at once). Please feel free to post what you […]

  • Review: The Falcon & The Winter Soldier episode 5 (sort of)

    I’m back on my intermittent review of the Disney+payallandeanfoster superhero series. Just like my coverage of it, this series is very inconsistent. Having said that, I liked this episode even though (no, maybe strike that and say ‘because’) it just went with some basic superhero beats and slowed down. I’ve been very negative about the […]

  • Debarkle Chapter 25: The SFWA Civil War Part 3

    Debarkle Chapter 25: The SFWA Civil War Part 3

    Previously on Debarkle: Towards the end of John Scalzi’s terms as SFWA President, a series of controversies arose over sexism and racism within the organisation. A common theme was resistance to change from a group of SFWA ‘old guard’. [content warning: a later section discusses issues around child abuse] By August 2013, the expulsion of […]

  • On the GRRM post

    A short recap: the 2020 Hugo Award ceremony went badly in multiple ways and central to the ways it went badly was George R.R. Martin. Natalie Luhrs wrote an impassioned post about everything that went wrong (which is here β€œGeorge R.R. Martin Can Fuck Off Into the Sun, Or: The 2020 Hugo Awards Ceremony (Rageblog […]

  • Debarkle Chapter 24: Dramatis Personae β€” Sarah Hoyt & The Mad Genius Club

    Debarkle Chapter 24: Dramatis Personae  β€” Sarah Hoyt & The Mad Genius Club

    I’m pausing in the midst of a raging culture war within the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America to look at a different group of people. As a group, they are very relevant to events in 2015 and beyond. For the SFWA Civil War, aside from calling it a ‘Civil War’ they had little […]

  • 2021 Hugo Award Finalists

    While I was tucked up in bed, the magical elves running the Hugo Awards announced the 2021 finalists. As always some really good stuff, some people that make me happy and some stuff there’s all a bit fans talking to themselves. File 770 has the full list here http://file770.com/2021-hugo-awards-finalists-announced/ and the indefatigable JJ also has […]

  • Debarkle state of play

    As you have probably noticed, I’m a bit bogged down in 2013. Unpacking the SFWA fights will take awhile but I think they are keen for several reasons one of which is why Sad Puppies 3 thought they could win (but I’ll get to that). So, there’s a fair bit of shifting around of chapters […]

  • Susan’s Salon: 2021 April 11/12

    Susan’s Salon: 2021 April 11/12

    πŸ™πŸ°πŸ°πŸ°πŸ°πŸ°πŸ™ Please use the comment section to just chat about whatever you want. Susan’s Salon is posted early Monday (Sydney time which is still Sunday in most countries). It’s fine to be sad, worried, vaccinated, unvaccinated-yet, angry or maybe even happy (or all of those things at once). Please feel free to post what you […]

  • Debarkle Chapter 23: SFWA Civil War Part 2

    Debarkle Chapter 23: SFWA Civil War Part 2

    Previously on Debarkle: the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America became embroiled in a culture war when it had to expel the far-right author Vox Day but this was only one front in what some people were calling a Civil War within Science Fiction… The worlds of science fiction writers and science fiction fans […]