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divabot ([personal profile] reddragdiva) wrote2016-09-07 10:28 am

The Hugos, the Sad Puppies and 1970s science fiction paperback covers, which were ridiculous.

The thing that really struck me about Hugo vote-stackers the Sad Puppies was founder Brad Torgersen’s lament that he could no longer tell from the cover of a science fiction novel what it was about. So I wrote a rant on Tumblr and just put a more polished version up on Rocknerd and it's quite popular. Intro:

I won’t try to explain the entire saga of the Sad Puppies and their Rabid Puppies offshoot. But in short, a bunch of reactionary science fiction authors were upset that people other than white straight guys were getting their stories noticed, so started a backlash to take over the Hugo Awards through slate voting, and made stupendous dicks of themselves.

If anyone knows where would be appropriate on Reddit, please post this there, let's give the 32GB server a good old workout. It survived a Scalzi-dotting after all.

I also have a Castalia House review on Eruditorium Press tomorrow, which was way too much fun to write (in a "here, look what I just stepped in" sort of way).

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[personal profile] damerell 2016-09-08 01:34 pm (UTC)(link)
As a side issue, surely Corriera is the founder; Torgersen made it worse. Corriera had no complaint about covers other than that the words "Hugo Award" didn't appear on covers with his name on owing to a vast conspiracy etc etc...
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[personal profile] greylock 2016-09-10 08:20 am (UTC)(link)
I have no idea what anyone knows anymore, but a Rocknerd search turned nothing but, but remember our old friend "TickleTerri DiSisto"? In case you haven't heard:

http://uproxx.com/filmdrunk/tickled-villain-crashes-screening/

http://thespinoff.co.nz/tv/19-06-2016/malice-through-the-looking-glass-the-subjects-of-tickled-doco-put-in-an-appearance-at-us-screening/

http://www.tickledmovie.info/