Announcing the Wrongthink Sci-Fi Giveaway

April 19, 2017 Rob 7

Over the past few years you’ve probably heard about authors who have been punished by the progressive sci-fi “community” for not toeing the line on various political issues. From Sarah Hoyt, who was accused of racism and “internalized misogyny” for her association with the Sad Puppies campaign to reform the Hugo Awards, to Nick Cole, who lost a publishing contract for daring to write a story about an artificially intelligent computer who is troubled by abortion, these authors have faced smear […]

Some reassurance, encouragement and advice for my liberal friends

November 9, 2016 Rob 2

I don’t imagine there are a whole lot of people waiting with bated breath to hear my thoughts on the election, but since I feel a little silly having my “Impeach Hillary” post as the latest post on my blog, here we go: 1. I’m seeing a lot of people saying things like “Wow, I guess America is a lot more sexist/racist/homophobic/whatever than I thought.” This strikes me as a strange sentiment, on one hand admitting you were completely wrong […]

Impeach Hillary Clinton

November 5, 2016 Rob 2

Although it seems somewhat less certain now that the FBI has reopened their investigation into her emails, I’m assuming that Hillary Clinton is going to win the election on November 8. That’s the bad news. The good news is that it might then be possible to criticize Hillary without being accused of being a Trump supporter. I was so excited about that prospect that I decided to get a jump on things by outlining the reasons Hillary should be impeached the moment […]

WorldCon goes full CHORF, bans panelist for wrongthink

August 23, 2016 Rob 17

The CHORFs running WorldCon have really outdone themselves this time. I’m not going to get into the whole Sad Puppies/Rabid Puppies/Hugo Awards thing, but suffice it to say that there’s been a long-running controversy in the “scifi community” (I use quotes because it’s really more a clique composed of elitists in the industry and their hangers-on) about the deleterious effect of political correctness on the Hugo Awards and on the quality of science fiction in general. One man who has strong […]

Progressivism is a virus

May 12, 2016 Rob 17

I had an epiphany recently. Someone on Twitter asked, “Is there any actual evidence that _______ is racist?” I don’t remember what _______ was; it doesn’t really matter. Some progressive social justice warrior douchebags had accused someone of being racist, and these people never let the lack of evidence deter them from making accusations. I replied to the tweet, “At this point, racist/sexist/homophobic/etc. are just progressive marketing catch phrases with no actual content.” This was just an off-the-cuff comment, but the […]

Unloaded: Crime writers pushing an agenda

May 5, 2016 Rob 24

A couple weeks ago, one of my crime writer friends on Facebook shared a post about a collaboration of crime fiction Eric Beetner was working on with several other moderate- to big-name authors. It was called Unloaded: Crime Writers Writing Without Guns. The description of the book reads:  For the first time, more than two dozen crime and mystery authors have joined together to use the strongest weapon at their disposal — words — in a call for reasonable gun control in the […]

Good? Bad? I’m the guy with the gun.

May 2, 2016 Rob 3

The response to my maiden post on BadNovelist.com was surprisingly strong–and positive. Those of you who don’t follow me on Facebook or Twitter probably don’t really understand what I was talking about or why this is such a big deal to me, so let me give a little background. I have a bit of a love-hate relationship with politics. On one hand, I’m a huge believer in individual freedom. On the other hand, “politics” as we know it is largely […]

John Scalzi: The Neville Chamberlain of Science Fiction

April 27, 2016 Rob 3

Virtue Signaler-in-Chief John Scalzi has urped some treacle onto the pages of the L.A. Times, which can only mean one thing: Hugo Award season is upon us again! As you may know, the Hugo Awards were once the most prestigious award in science fiction. Lately, however, they’ve become something of a dumpster fire thanks to the efforts of certain cliquish, holier-than-thou, obnoxious, reactionary fanatics (also known as CHORFs) who first tried to turn the Hugos into a showcase for boring, politically correct […]

I’m a bad novelist

April 20, 2016 Rob 11

“I need a new domain name,” I said to my friend Erin. “SFAuthor.net is boring.” “I think you should just use your name,” she said to me. “Your name is your brand. You have robertkroese.com, don’t you?” “Yeah,” I said. “But my name is too hard to spell and pronounce.” “How do you pronounce your name?” she asked. “RAH-bert,” I said. “Don’t be an ass.” “It’s pronounced KROO-zee.” “Seriously?” “Yeah. It’s terrible. And I want something with character. Back when I […]

Burning down the house: SJWs wreck the Hugos

August 24, 2015 Rob 41

I’m really supposed to be finishing up a book, but I’ve been putting off doing a post about this whole Sad Puppies/Hugo Awards deal for a while now, and if I don’t do it now, I probably never will. I doubt there are many people waiting for yet another blog post on this issue, but I occasionally get questions from people wondering what this whole kerfuffle is about, so here’s my take. First, a bit of background: The Hugo Awards […]

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