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 […]

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 […]