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SAD PUPPIES: the march of the straw men

Ever since this Breitbart article appeared, a small legion of straw man arguments have been deployed against the current season of SAD PUPPIES. I was going to type up a very looooooooong rebuttal to the straw men, but Larry Correia … Continue reading

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SAD PUPPIES: some responses to the fallout

I am on duty this month. I was supposed to be on duty for most of the year, but the mission to West Africa has been off-ramped, and my active duty orders terminate at the end of February. So, for … Continue reading

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SAD PUPPIES 3: The unraveling of an unreliable field

One thing that’s become apparent during this third go-around of SAD PUPPIES, are the many and divided opinions on why the Hugo awards are broken. Much of this conversation is simply a continuation of the debate held during (and in … Continue reading

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SAD PUPPIES 3: the 2015 Hugo slate

NOTE: Last updated on 2 MAR 2015. The stand-alone e-book for Ed Lerner’s “Championship B’tok” is now live, as well as an extensive (and very fascinating) interview with Charles E. Gannon! And here it is! After much combobulating, the official … Continue reading

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How you can aid the valiant SAD PUPPIES 3 campaign!

“And when the three puppy astronauts — Ray, Isaac, and Frank — observed the lay of the alien land on Hugo World, they let out a forlorn howl. For they saw nothing but tedious ‘message’ fiction, depressing talk-talk stories about … Continue reading

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Why SAD PUPPIES 3 is going to destroy Science Fiction!

It’s remarkable how fast word travels on the intarwebz these days. No sooner had I posted the (rather tame) announcement that SAD PUPPIES was coming back for a third go-around, than some people began carping about it. Which is to … Continue reading

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Speech and Punishment

After reading Dave Freer’s piece, it seemed like today would be a good day to compose my own thoughts in kind. Not because the Charlie Hebdo massacre is singularly horrific, but because the massacre has peeled back (once again) the … Continue reading

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