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Friday, April 08, 2016

Rampaging Puppies

It has been brought to my attention, by several critics, that we of the Rabid Puppies have unfairly focused our attention on the Hugo Awards, and that it is only due to the unique nature of the Hugo Awards rules that our presence is able to make itself felt.

It has been suggested, for example, that were we to turn our attention to other awards in the field, with other, more democratic systems, that our dearth of numbers would become apparent to all and sundry.

Which is why, sweet, slavering Puppies, I would direct your attention to the venerable Locus Awards, that bastion of science fiction history, where Tor Books has won the Best Publisher award for 27 straight years, and which we are informed is more representative of the science fiction mainstream than the elitist Hugo and Nebula Awards. For those of you who were unable to afford the entry fee or otherwise missed registering for MidAmericaCon II, this is your opportunity to respond to the Call of the Dark and run with the Puppies.

You can enter your ballot here; though keep in mind that the voting ends in one week, on April 15th. My recommendations are as follows, although in many cases you will have to write them in, since Locus mysteriously tends to leave books published by Baen Books and Castalia House off its list of recommendations.

An unfortunate oversight, no doubt.

UPDATE: SJW author Matthew Woodring Stover doesn't take the idea of expanded inclusivity well.

Matthew Woodring Stover April 08, 2016 12:40 PM  
You better hope we never meet in person, Beale. I will knock out all your nazi teeth. Same warning goes for Wright and Correia."

It's rather cute that he thinks he would be permitted an audience with the Supreme Dark Lord. Now, where were we? Ah, yes.


Best SF Novel

1    Golden Son, Pierce Brown (Del Rey)
2    Seveneves, Neal Stephenson (Morrow)
3    Somewhither, John C. Wright (Castalia House)
4    Agent of the Imperium, Marc Miller, (Far Future)
5    A Borrowed Man, Gene Wolfe (Tor)

Best Fantasy Novel

1    Son of the Black Sword, Larry Correia (Baen)
2    The Aeronaut's Windlass, Jim Butcher (Roc)
3    Uprooted, Naomi Novik (Del Rey)
4    The Buried Giant, Kazuo Ishiguro (Knopf)
5.   A Net of Dawn and Bones, C. Chancy (Amazon Digital Services)

Best YA Book

1    Half a War, Joe Abercrombie (Del Rey; Harper Voyager UK)
2    Half the World, Joe Abercrombie (Del Rey)
3    The Shepherd's Crown, Terry Pratchett (Harper; Doubleday UK)

Best First Novel

1     Agent of the Imperium, Marc Miller (Far Future)   
2     Sorcerer to the Crown, Zen Cho (Ace; Macmillan UK)
3     The Grace of Kings, Ken Liu (Saga)
4     Signal to Noise, Silvia Moreno-Garcia (Solaris)
5     The Watchmaker of Filigree Street, Natasha Pulley (Bloomsbury)

Best Collection

1    Dancing Through the Fire, Tanith Lee (Fantastic Books)
2     Three Moments of an Explosion, China Miéville (Macmillan UK; Del Rey 2016)
3    The Best of Gregory Benford, Gregory Benford (Subterranean)
4    Hannu Rajaniemi: Collected Fiction, Hannu Rajaniemi (Tachyon)
5    Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances, Neil Gaiman (Morrow)

Best Anthology

1     There Will Be War Vol X, Jerry Pournelle (Castalia House)
2    Hanzai Japan: Fantastical, Futuristic Stories of Crime From and About Japan, Nick Mamatas & Masumi Washington, eds. (Haikasoru)
3    The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirty-second Annual Collection, Gardner Dozois, ed. (St. Martin's Griffin)
4    Old Venus, George R.R. Martin & Gardner Dozois, eds. (Bantam)
5    The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2015, Joe Hill & John Joseph Adams, eds. (Mariner)

Best Nonfiction Book


1     SJWs Always Lie: Taking Down the Thought Police, Vox Day (Castalia House)
2     Beyond Light and Shadow, Marc Aramini (Castalia House)
3     The Culture Series of Iain M. Banks, Simone Caroti (McFarland)
4     Ray Bradbury, David Seed (University of Illinois Press)
5     The Unique Legacy of Weird Tales, Jeffrey Shanks and Justin Everette, (Rowman & Littlefield)


Best Art Book


1    Julie Dillon, Julie Dillon's Imagined Realms, Book 2: Earth and Sky (self-published)
2    Petar Meseldžija, The Book of Giants (Flesk)
3    The Fantasy Illustration Library, Volume One: Lands & Legends, Malcolm R. Phifer & Michael C. Phifer (Michael Publishing)

Best Novella

1 Fear of the Unknown and Self-Loathing in Hollywood, Nick Cole (Tales of Tinfoil)
2 Penric's Demon, Lois McMaster Bujold (Spectrum)
3 Perfect State, Brandon Sanderson (Dragonsteel Entertainment)
4 Teaching the Dog to Read, Jonathan Carroll (Subterranean)
5 Slow Bullets, Alastair Reynolds (Tachyon Publications)
Best Novelette

1 Flashpoint: Titan, Cheah Kai Wai, There Will Be War Vol. X (Castalia House)
2 Folding Beijing, Hao Jingfang (Uncanny Magazine)
3 What Price Humanity?, David VanDyke, There Will Be War Vol. X (Castalia House)
4 Hyperspace Demons, Jonathan Moeller (Castalia House)
5 Obits, Stephen King, The Bazaar of Bad Dreams (Scribner)
Best Short Story

1 Space Raptor Butt Invasion, Chuck Tingle (Amazon Digital Services)
2 Seven Kill Tiger, Charles Shao, There Will Be War Vol. X (Castalia House)
3 If You Were an Award, My Love, Juan Tabo and S. Harris (Vox Popoli)
4 The Commuter, Thomas Mays (Amazon Digital Services)
5 Asymmetrical Warfare, S. R. Algernon (Nature Nr. 519)   
Best Magazine or Fanzine

1    Black Gate
2    File 770
3    Analog
4    Asimovs
5    Sci-Phi Journal

Best Book Publisher

1     Castalia House
2     Baen
3    Gollancz
4     Orbit
5     Del Rey

Best Editor - Pro or Fan

1     Jerry Pournelle
2     Vox Day
3     Mike Braff
4     Toni Weisskopf
5     Jim Minz
    
Best Artist - Pro or Fan
   
1    Michael Whelan
2    Rowena Morill
3    Lars Braad Andersen
4    Michael Karcz
5    Larry Elmore

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Blogger Cataline Sergius April 08, 2016 11:39 AM  

@Vox

Just to be clear because I am thick.

We don't have to get a subscription to Locus in order to vote. Correct?

Blogger VD April 08, 2016 11:43 AM  

We don't have to get a subscription to Locus in order to vote. Correct?

Correct. Subscribers' votes count double. This year. I expect they will count more next year.

Blogger Cataline Sergius April 08, 2016 12:01 PM  

Bleeech!!!

I just voted for George R. R. Martin. I'm going to need a shower and a drink.

Anonymous Leonidas April 08, 2016 12:08 PM  

Done.

Anonymous Emperor of Icecream April 08, 2016 12:09 PM  

Good clean fun.

Blogger David-2 April 08, 2016 12:10 PM  

At the top of the ballot they want your name and email. At the bottom of the ballot under "Locus Survey" they'd like your annual family income, occupation, whether you own/rent/live with your parents in the basement, and whether or not you're married. I'm surprised they didn't ask which of the 58 Facebook gender choices you're currently identifying with.

Blogger Cataline Sergius April 08, 2016 12:13 PM  

Finished.

Anonymous Nathan April 08, 2016 12:16 PM  

Wow, in some ways the Locus Poll is more damning of the state of SFF than the Hugos.

Blogger lubertdas April 08, 2016 12:17 PM  

My votes are in.

Blogger SS April 08, 2016 12:20 PM  

David-2 wrote:At the top of the ballot they want your name and email. At the bottom of the ballot under "Locus Survey" they'd like your annual family income, occupation, whether you own/rent/live with your parents in the basement, and whether or not you're married. I'm surprised they didn't ask which of the 58 Facebook gender choices you're currently identifying with.

None of the questions at the bottom are required to submit the survey. I only filled in a choice few just to be insulting

Anonymous Emperor of Icecream April 08, 2016 12:21 PM  

My gender was "How dare you!"

Blogger SS April 08, 2016 12:22 PM  

I had a problem pressing the keys for a RapeRape book.

I have a question about another choice in your list. There is a Tor book listed. Have you ended your blackout on their books?

Blogger David-2 April 08, 2016 12:24 PM  

@10 - I know they're not required answers. But they thought it would be a good idea to ask them on a ballot that tied them to your name and email. Seems ... clueless. Also, I wouldn't be surprised if eventually a list of emails associated with voters for Castalia House publications "leaks" out and those voters are subjected to the usual barrage of crap.

Blogger VD April 08, 2016 12:27 PM  

I have a question about another choice in your list. There is a Tor book listed. Have you ended your blackout on their books?

Yes, if I announce the end of a boycott, which is still headlined at the top of the blog, I'm almost certainly going to do so by mentioning a single Tor book at the fifth position in a single category in a long awards list.

Don't be that guy.

Blogger David-2 April 08, 2016 12:34 PM  

I don't read Locus. They said that ballot was prepopulated with stuff from their "recommended reading lists". Which apparently never recommended "The Aeronaut's Windlass" in 2015. How did that happen?

Anonymous Deadlocked April 08, 2016 12:39 PM  

Wait...is this "not a slate, and of course by no means a direct order to fill out the list exactly as specified to anyone, least of all the Rabid Puppies, the Sad Puppies, the Ilk, the Dread Ilk, the Vile Faceless Minions, or the Evil Legion of Evil, by their Supreme Dark Lord"?

Or is the slate disclaimer only necessary for the Hugos? :)

On a more serious note, why are your suggestions for this award different from the Rabid Puppies list? (other than different categories, rules, etc.)

Anonymous kfg April 08, 2016 12:39 PM  

" . . . it is only due to the unique nature of the Hugo Awards rules that our presence is able to make itself felt."

Way to miss the point while simultaneously overtly acknowledging it. Take heed children, this is what will become of you when you twist your mind into Gordian Knots of cognitive dissonance.

Anonymous Matthew Woodring Stover April 08, 2016 12:40 PM  

You better hope we never meet in person, Beale. I will knock out all your nazi teeth. Same warning goes for Wright and Correia

Anonymous kfg April 08, 2016 12:42 PM  

"I will knock out all your nazi teeth."

Why is "tolerance" and "inclusivity" so violent? Inquiring minds want to know.

Anonymous VFM #9617 April 08, 2016 12:43 PM  

Done.

Blogger VD April 08, 2016 12:44 PM  

You better hope we never meet in person, Beale. I will knock out all your nazi teeth. Same warning goes for Wright and Correia.

With all due respect, Matthew, you're older, weaker, slower, and less trained than I am. You wouldn't even survive a two-minute sparring session with me.

And you'd better pray that you don't run into Larry. Do you not know that he's a half-giant?

Anonymous VFM #9617 April 08, 2016 12:49 PM  

But what about the non-Nazi teeth? Do those get a pass? How can you tell the difference?

Enquiring minds want to know.

Blogger Mr.MantraMan April 08, 2016 12:50 PM  

Are you upset that your blog's trolls are so stupid?

Anonymous Leonidas April 08, 2016 12:54 PM  

And you'd better pray that you don't run into Larry. Do you not know that he's a half-giant?

And better armed than a small army.

Blogger Steffen April 08, 2016 12:54 PM  

He has zero Nazi teeth, unless his collection of skulls goes back much further than I expect.

Vox is a certified member of the First Peoples, racist.

Go ahead and spew your bile at Wright and Correia's blogs if you dare. Their responses will likely outclass anything you are likely to create in your pathetic lifetime, M.W.S.

OpenID vfmshadow0342 April 08, 2016 12:57 PM  

Completed.

Blogger Astrosmith April 08, 2016 1:06 PM  

Mr Stover seems quite defensive. I'm sure it has nothing to do with rape or pedophilia.

Blogger lowercaseb April 08, 2016 1:16 PM  

Hey! Don't be mean...can't you see the man is in pain and is lashing out? His butt is clearly hurting.

I'll see if I can set you up a GoFundMe to get you some soothing creme.

Blogger John Wright April 08, 2016 1:18 PM  

"You better hope we never meet in person, Beale. I will knock out all your nazi teeth. Same warning goes for Wright and Correia"

Please note that this is the same Matthew Woodring Stover who asked me nicely to participate in a book called STAR WARS ON TRIAL.

In other words, he is one of my editors.

Nazi teeth, eh? An odd choice of words, considering that the grandfather of my children got a Purple Heart in Europe fighting Nazis during World War II.

Blogger #7139 April 08, 2016 1:19 PM  

Done, Supreme Dark Lord.

Blogger Gaiseric April 08, 2016 1:22 PM  

Mr Stover: http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/ru.starwars/images/3/3b/Matthew_Woodring_Stover.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20081124113837

Mr Correia: https://larrycorreia.files.wordpress.com/2007/09/correia1.jpg

I'd love to see him try to knock Larry's "Nazi teeth" out.

Anonymous ezestreets April 08, 2016 1:22 PM  

Done

Blogger Salt April 08, 2016 1:22 PM  

Leonidas wrote:And better armed than a small army.

That includes many Ilk.

Blogger Salt April 08, 2016 1:24 PM  

John Wright wrote:In other words, he is one of my editors.

Should be interesting. My ballot will be in today.

Blogger MagisterGreen April 08, 2016 1:25 PM  

Done and done. Oddly, my nominations were similar to the Dark Lord's.

Anonymous Nathan April 08, 2016 1:26 PM  

Assuming said attack ever happens, and Stover does manage to make good on his boast, is it wise for him to advertise prior intent to commit assault and battery?

Anonymous DissidentRight April 08, 2016 1:29 PM  

Done!

Blogger John Wright April 08, 2016 1:33 PM  

I have worked with Mr. Stover in the past, as I said, and found the project rewarding. I have never said a harsh word about him, and never held him in anything but the highest respect.

Suddenly, out of the blue, he is calling my teeth Nazi teeth, even though I am an ardent philosemite and Zionist who married into a Jewish family?

It just goes to show that SJW is more than merely a mental disease.

It can afflict people you thought were respected and friendly coworkers.

People you trust and like will suddenly flip into full-bore enemies, without reason, and without warning, and issue legally actionable hate-speech in public fora.

Mr. Stover's ill-chosen words probably should be considered a suicide note rather than a death threat, all things considered, or, rather, a dental threat.

I wonder if he still owes me royalty money for STAR WARS ON TRIAL.

Blogger James Dixon April 08, 2016 1:36 PM  

> You better hope we never meet in person, Beale. I will knock out all your nazi teeth. Same warning goes for Wright and Correia."

Does he have these delusions of adequacy often?

Anonymous Bob April 08, 2016 1:41 PM  

One for the Dark Lord on his Dark Throne!

Blogger the bandit April 08, 2016 1:41 PM  

Would you like us to send you a copy of the voting confirmation?

Blogger Mr.MantraMan April 08, 2016 1:41 PM  

Let us assume that Tor is not doing well in some fashion

Blogger Nate April 08, 2016 1:45 PM  

its hilarious that every weak pathetic slob in sci-fi assumes that everyone else is also weak and pathetic.

Blogger Unknown April 08, 2016 1:47 PM  

Are we certain its Stover? Or a false flag?

Blogger John Williams April 08, 2016 1:47 PM  

The same Larry Correia who thumped a group of gang bangers who thought they'd get to beat down a single white guy? Going after him would be a colossal mistake, even if he wasn't carrying.

Anonymous SDH April 08, 2016 1:47 PM  

This threat is for realz, Stover's not just a internet tuff guy:

He is an avid martial artist and a student of the Degerberg Blend, a Jeet Kune Do concept that mixes approximately twenty-five different fighting arts from around the world.

Blogger Cataline Sergius April 08, 2016 1:49 PM  

@29 @John C. Wright

Nazi just means "Bad-Man-Poopyhead" to these people.

They have no idea, how little difference there is between their most deeply cherished beliefs in economics and thought oppression and those of Adolph Hitler.

This is called abject ignorance and it used to be curable.

BTW, I'm half done with Iron Chamber of Memory and love it. Excellent work, sir!



Blogger Ron Winkleheimer April 08, 2016 1:49 PM  

Gaiseric beat me to it, but since I already found the link.

http://www.fantasymundo.com/galeria/imagenes/Literatura01/40533.jpg

Blogger James Dixon April 08, 2016 1:51 PM  

> its hilarious that every weak pathetic slob in sci-fi assumes that everyone else is also weak and pathetic.

SJW's always project. :)

Blogger John Williams April 08, 2016 1:53 PM  

@38, calling my teeth Nazi teeth
I doubt your teeth have blond hair or blue eyes, but I assume they're all white. white as a Nuremberg rally Does that mean Stover has teeth of color, some brown, others beige, and a few black?

Blogger BassmanCO April 08, 2016 1:56 PM  

"This threat is for realz, Stover's not just a internet tuff guy:

He is an avid martial artist and a student of the Degerberg Blend, a Jeet Kune Do concept that mixes approximately twenty-five different fighting arts from around the world."

Any competent Martial Artist knows you don't start a fight, you finish it. You don't talk about how big and bad you are, you simply show someone if they make the mistake of starting something with you how poor a choice it was. He has probably never done more than practice forms and dream about what a tough guy he is. Pathetic.

Blogger Cataline Sergius April 08, 2016 1:56 PM  

Star Wars on Trial: Science Fiction And Fantasy Writers Debate the Most Popular Science Fiction Films of All Time

Kindle: $ 9.99

Paperback: from $0.49

Blogger Cataline Sergius April 08, 2016 1:57 PM  

I think I'll buy the Rifftrax of Samurai Cop instead.

Blogger Nate April 08, 2016 1:57 PM  

Note boys... not all of these are write-ins. Some of them are listed.

Blogger James Dixon April 08, 2016 1:58 PM  

> Any competent Martial Artist knows you don't start a fight, you finish it.

Even incompetent non-marital artists who have been in half a dozen fights or more know this. Having something of a temper and being rather small while in high school, I've been in a few more than that.

Anonymous Eduardo April 08, 2016 1:58 PM  

Oh gosh what happened to his teeth! XD

Oh man if his teeth were multicultural that would spell doom to his visuals. Which means dentists are racists for not allowing more multicultural teeth...

Anonymous omar's running shoes April 08, 2016 1:58 PM  

He isn't a harmless SJW, he is a master of fatmattjitsu, the way of the hedgehog.

No, really.

He so invaded your safe space.

Blogger Stg58/Animal Mother April 08, 2016 2:00 PM  

Matthew, you're more than welcome to meet me in person. I'm slow, old and weak.

Blogger Jew613 April 08, 2016 2:04 PM  

Please Supreme Dark Lord, agree to a battle royale against Matthew Woodring Stover, let us lowly minions watch the master at work beating a SJW until he cries and soils himself. Which will probably be as soon as the first punch is thrown.

VFM: 0322

Blogger Nate April 08, 2016 2:05 PM  

wait... Joe Abercrombie is writing YA?

Blogger Cataline Sergius April 08, 2016 2:05 PM  

He is an avid martial artist and a student of the Degerberg Blend, a Jeet Kune Do concept that mixes approximately twenty-five different fighting arts from around the world."

It's official...I'm scared. (*quake...quake*)

Anonymous FitzRobert April 08, 2016 2:06 PM  

Needs more tingle.

Anonymous VFM #6036 April 08, 2016 2:07 PM  

Stover is a master of Rexkwondo. Bow to your sense of entitlement.

Anonymous FitzRobert April 08, 2016 2:10 PM  

Nate wrote:wait... Joe Abercrombie is writing YA?

For some reason he branched into YA fantasy, writing the "Half a King" series. However, a collection of short stories that return to the world of The First Law is due to be released this month.

Blogger lowercaseb April 08, 2016 2:14 PM  

John Wright wrote:Mr. Stover's ill-chosen words probably should be considered a suicide note rather than a death threat, all things considered, or, rather, a dental threat.

You have earned yourself a new reader. Where is my credit card?

Anonymous Jimmy The Freak April 08, 2016 2:14 PM  

Voted.

Blogger John Wright April 08, 2016 2:14 PM  

Done and voted.

I also wonder if this is a false flag. The Matthew Stover I worked with would not talk this way. For one thing, as a professional writer, I do not think he would write a sentence about Nazi Teeth.

For another, as a martial arts guy, I think he would know there are parts of the human body a lot easier to damage. Knocking out teeth is difficult.

I am hoping this is a bogus message. They guy I met did not seem this ... whiny.

If not, I can start practicing praying for my enemies. I wish the Good Lord would have given me a less bitter draft to drink, however. I liked this guy, or thought I did.

Anonymous VFM #6036 April 08, 2016 2:15 PM  

Stover's fighting mantra: "Start something. Finish nothing. Except a double gordita supreme."

Blogger Salt April 08, 2016 2:18 PM  

John Wright wrote:I am hoping this is a bogus message.

Odd someone would choose that name to troll.

Blogger John Wright April 08, 2016 2:19 PM  

"You have earned yourself a new reader. Where is my credit card?"

LOL. Write me an email, and I can show you some of my unpublished work as one friend to another. That way you can test taste before you buy.

http://www.scifiwright.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/jcw-em-i.gif

Anonymous Eduardo April 08, 2016 2:20 PM  

Hey john (wright)!

Are you gonna blog-post about this ordeal? Or is Stove just trying to detach himself from you and others in the hope of at least being able to eat near the table of his chosen intellectual lords?

Blogger Cataline Sergius April 08, 2016 2:21 PM  

@67 John Wright

Always a possibility. We've had that happen here before and it was weird.

Some guy was pretending to be Damien Walter once.

Why?

Why!?!?

Anonymous dh April 08, 2016 2:22 PM  

Of course it's a false flag, Vox is an attention whore

Anonymous kfg April 08, 2016 2:28 PM  

"Some guy was pretending to be Damien Walter once.

Why?"

Because, scary as the idea might be, there are people in the world for whom aspiring to be Damien Walter is reaching for the stars.

Blogger tweell April 08, 2016 2:29 PM  

I have put in my Locus vote.

Mr. Stover, if you are lurking, I'd like to put in a bid for the popcorn concessions of any meeting(s) you have with the people you just threatened. Shall we talk percentages?

I realize you have a high opinion of yourself, but you are outclassed by two of the three, and the third is a lawyer. You will require every penny from that commission and more for either your medical bills or your legal bills.

Blogger John Wright April 08, 2016 2:29 PM  

"Are you gonna blog-post about this ordeal?"

Uh... I kinda like Mr. Stover, so I do not know what to make of this. Besides, at Easter I made myself a vow not to get angry at Puppy-kickers.

Mock them, yes, of course, justice demands no less, but I don't want to sound angry, petty, and whiny like them.

"Of course it's a false flag, Vox is an attention whore"

So you think Strawman Larry Correia wrote it? How I hate that guy!!Straw Larry is SO annoying!

Or did you write the Stover Nazi Teeth memorandum, and you are projecting your own flaws onto others, as your brain-programming as an SJW posthuman requires you to do?

Which do you mean?

OpenID denektenorsk April 08, 2016 2:31 PM  

Dear fellow readers,

I would point out to pay attention to the questionnaire at the end. Some of the fanzines recommended are included in there, make sure to tick them off otherwise it may look a tad odd.

Matthew Woodring Stover April 08, 2016 12:40 PM
You better hope we never meet in person, Beale. I will knock out all your nazi teeth. Same warning goes for Wright and Correia."


He seems nice. That seems like an online threat that may be illegal in his home jurisdiction...

Blogger Jack Aubrey April 08, 2016 2:32 PM  

Vox could challenge him to a friendly martial arts exhibition on neutral ground (say, Worldcon in Finland). We could crowdfund the plane tickets and the balance to a charity of the winner's choice.

Blogger Anthony April 08, 2016 2:33 PM  

Some of my teeth may be yellow enough to be Shinto imperialists. Though I think the white ones are Falangists, not Nazis.

Blogger Cataline Sergius April 08, 2016 2:35 PM  

Because, scary as the idea might be, there are people in the world for whom aspiring to be Damien Walter is reaching for the stars.

Ooohhh...You've given me the sads.

Blogger Ize19 April 08, 2016 2:41 PM  

Done.

Anonymous Eduardo April 08, 2016 2:41 PM  

@John Wright

Well I can see the reasoning. But it feels like he broke some honor codes heheheheh. I mean, did he not know you well to not claim you are a Nazi?

Well who am I kidding, I know how he feels... The Narrative outweights everything, I use to feel the same way. Wish I had your calmness John, remember a youtuber anti-theist feminist bit*^ jussssst said to me i was misoginist for not being in favor of abortion... Back then to me that was like calling me a murder XD. Thank G-d it was on the internet or I would have hit her... The narrative is strong... It messes with our agressive side, make us overly defensive. It ceases reasoning...

Well whats the theory behind his comments???

Blogger lowercaseb April 08, 2016 2:41 PM  

kfg wrote:"Some guy was pretending to be Damien Walter once.


I prefer the term "Cosplaying Damien Walter"

Anonymous Brick Hardslab April 08, 2016 2:46 PM  

How do you pretend to be Damien Walter? Take money from the British Govt then never finish a book?

Blogger John Wright April 08, 2016 2:47 PM  

My teeth like bagels with lox too much to be anything but pro-Jewish, sorry.

You know, we might all be misunderstanding the threat. Look a the warning carefully:

"You better hope we never meet in person, Beale. I will knock out all your nazi teeth. Same warning goes for Wright and Correia."

So if I or Mr. Correia meet Mr. Beale in person, Mr. Stover will knock out all of Mr. Beale's Nazi teeth?

I think that makes more sense. Otherwise it sounds like he is threatening The Mountain That Writes, Mr. Larry Correia, who is more heavily armed than Crom, the thundergod of Cimmeria.

Blogger Achilles April 08, 2016 2:53 PM  

Amazing how many entries had to be written in for the Locus nominations.

Blogger Nick S April 08, 2016 2:57 PM  

John Wright wrote:So if I or Mr. Correia meet Mr. Beale in person, Mr. Stover will knock out all of Mr. Beale's Nazi teeth?

It's only those damn Nazi teeth. None of Vox's other teeth, e.g., Native American teeth, are offensive in any way.

Anonymous Eduardo April 08, 2016 3:00 PM  

Is Mr Stove a dentist? XD

Imagine if Vox has molar Nazi Teeth... Tough job right there bro.

Anonymous Headcannon April 08, 2016 3:02 PM  

A lot of boring stuff in their recommended reading list. Not one of those ended up matching my votes.

Anonymous Taarkoth April 08, 2016 3:09 PM  

@45 "The same Larry Correia who thumped a group of gang bangers who thought they'd get to beat down a single white guy? Going after him would be a colossal mistake, even if he wasn't carrying."

Eh? Hadn't heard of this. Link?


Also Vox, would you mind maybe marking which entries are and are not write-ins? Some of those lists are both long and in non-alphabetical order and it was a pain scanning through them trying to make sure I didn't miss an entry already listed.

OpenID frankluke.com April 08, 2016 3:12 PM  

Matthew Woodring Stover April 08, 2016 12:40 PM
You better hope we never meet in person, Beale. I will knock out all your nazi teeth. Same warning goes for Wright and Correia."


A tale soon to be immortalized in the Nebula-nominated story, "If you were able to follow through on your threats, my love."

(Wait. A future tale that's already been nominated for a Nebula? Hey, this is SF. I'll just eat my leaftovers from tomorrow while I wrote it.)

OpenID nightskyradio.com April 08, 2016 3:13 PM  

@59 - "Please Supreme Dark Lord, agree to a battle royale against Matthew Woodring Stover"

Vox, Wright, and Correia should meet with the likes of MWS, Scalzi, GRRM, PNH, etc., and engage in a venue that the SJWs are well versed in.... food. They should all do battle in an epic, brutal, no holds barred chili cook-off! It will prove once and for all who's got chili, and who ain't.

Blogger Krul April 08, 2016 3:17 PM  

u mad bro?

Blogger Aeoli Pera April 08, 2016 3:19 PM  

Matthew Woodring Stover wrote:You better hope we never meet in person, Beale. I will knock out all your nazi teeth. Same warning goes for Wright and Correia

Bro, do you even lift?

Oh man, I'm having visions of a charity fundraiser where Correia turns this poor, deluded fool into tomato paste.

Blogger Aeoli Pera April 08, 2016 3:21 PM  

Ginger alert. I weep for my people.

Blogger frigger611 April 08, 2016 3:21 PM  

What is it with these guys and their constant threats of violence?

It's like nobody ever heard of "sticks and stones..."

However, I see that his bestest ever quote is "Love is more than a candle, love can ignite the stars."

To be fair, and completely honest, if you EVER wrote anything that lame, I'd have to sign up to punch you in the face too.

Blogger Aeoli Pera April 08, 2016 3:22 PM  

I won't lie, this guy looks like an exact clone of me.

Phrenology alert.

Anonymous roo_ster April 08, 2016 3:25 PM  

Ballot submitted.

Again, last year's $40 was the best entertainment value ever. It just doesn't stop.

Blogger Moor April 08, 2016 3:26 PM  

Voted.

Anonymous Eduardo April 08, 2016 3:29 PM  

@aeoli pear ... Pera... The fruit???

Well man you need to get DNA testa out there and give the VFM a run through your style so they can use as a model for the Vile Faceless Minion-like attacks.

Do it for the children Pera....

Blogger John Wright April 08, 2016 3:31 PM  

"What is it with these guys and their constant threats of violence?"

The sons of light do what we do to please our father in heaven, and so too do the sons of darkness do what they do to please their father in hell.

An insincere threat of violence has three things in it that please hell: first, the man threatened is tempted with wrath, a deadly sin, not just anger, which is not; second, the coward who makes the threat becomes aware of his own gormless inadequacy, and he must retreat into a fantasy world of self-centered self-aggrandizement to compensate, which is the sin of pride; third, onlookers hoot and cheer and grew eager for blood, and it demeans the image and likeness of God in man by demeaning man, which is the sin of sloth, indifference to spiritual reality.

Among Christian gentlemen, a man could issue and receive a threat, and even fight to the death, if he did it without wrath or pride. Saint George was not a peaceful man, but he was a holy one.

Blogger Gaiseric April 08, 2016 3:32 PM  

denektenorsk wrote:He seems nice. That seems like an online threat that may be illegal in his home jurisdiction...
He probably is. Why, this is no threat! He just wanted to coin a new esoteric in-joke for us! Discussing your chili is fairly played out, and bafoon never really got off the ground, so why not try Nazi teeth?

Anonymous kfg April 08, 2016 3:33 PM  

@96: "To be fair, and completely honest, if you EVER wrote anything that lame, I'd have to sign up to punch you in the face too."

Please, if I ever write anything as lame as that, punch me in the face and tell me to snap out of it.

I'll thank you.

Blogger frigger611 April 08, 2016 3:39 PM  

@101.

Thank you, Mr. Wright, bravo!

I will print out and save.

Ranks right up there with my prized "Gene Autry's Cowboy Code" from 1939, framed and under glass, which has helped guide me throughout most of my adult life.

Blogger Gaiseric April 08, 2016 3:40 PM  

That's pretty cute that he thinks love is a blue dart in space.

Blogger frigger611 April 08, 2016 3:48 PM  

@103 kfg

You got it, kfg.

I'd punch you so hard it would instantly reverse the effects of your transgender operation that caused you to write it in the first place.

Blogger Krul April 08, 2016 3:50 PM  

OT Related: Seen the new Hunger Games trailer? Or is it Divergent? Honestly I can't keep these cookie-cutter teen-girls'-pseudo-scifi franchises straight anymore.

Blogger Ostar April 08, 2016 3:51 PM  

Voted.

Anonymous Beau April 08, 2016 3:54 PM  

Highly entertaining, the voting, it was.

Blogger Snidely Whiplash April 08, 2016 3:54 PM  

"Love is more than a candle, love can ignite the stars."
I'm ambivalent on this.
Maudlin? yes
Perfect Christian statement on the nature and power of God? yes
So, if encountered in a discourse on romantic love, it's horrible
If encountered in a theological treatise, not so bad, actually. So long as we are aware that love is not an emotion in that context, but an act of will.

Blogger Mr.MantraMan April 08, 2016 3:56 PM  

Stover character has crazy eyes be careful

Anonymous BGKB April 08, 2016 3:57 PM  

You better hope we never meet in person, Beale. I will knock out all your nazi teeth. Same warning goes for Wright and Correia.

Trust me on this the overwhelming majority of faggots are all talk when it comes to this, but do hide your blown glass sculptures.

I just voted for George R. R. Martin. I'm going to need a shower and a drink.

I didn't see a most in need of a shower category or All You Can Eat Buffet winner.

I'm surprised they didn't ask which of the 58 Facebook gender choices you're currently identifying with

I identify as Superior.

MrStover:http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/ru.starwars/images/3/3b/Matthew_Woodring_Stover.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20081124113837 ...Ginger alert. I weep for my people.

Hey Areoli we found a redhead that would be safe around Milo & I.

And better armed than a small army.That includes many Ilk.

Even our puffs own glocks and Nate wouldn't part with a glock for $200 more than he bought it for.

He has probably never done more than practice forms and dream about what a tough guy he is.

He has probably never delivered a full force blow, just little soft tap sparing. Its far easier to break a jaw than knock out teeth.

He isn't a harmless SJW, he is a master of fatmattjitsu, the way of the hedgehog.

He isn't fat, his face looks like he is on the AIDS diet. Darn I thought that was sarcasm "which he has described as "self-defense for people too lazy to train"

Always a possibility. We've had that happen here before and it was weird. Some guy was pretending to be Damien Walter once.

David the Good posted on his blog about meeting Butch Cohen-GoldStein in Miami, but deleted it saying it was a April first joke after I asked how he was doing.

Blogger Eric Slate April 08, 2016 4:01 PM  

Some things are more important than boycotts.

Anonymous Be Not Afraid April 08, 2016 4:04 PM  

@38 I wonder if he still owes me royalty money for STAR WARS ON TRIAL

John, that could make it a workplace intimidation/harrassment sort of thing. It would be sad if the publisher ended up in court over the comments of one of their editiors.

Anonymous TheSmokingMan#3424 April 08, 2016 4:12 PM  

The Supreme Dark Lord's will is done.

Blogger SS April 08, 2016 4:13 PM  

VD wrote:
Yes, if I announce the end of a boycott, which is still headlined at the top of the blog, I'm almost certainly going to do so by mentioning a single Tor book at the fifth position in a single category in a long awards list.

Don't be that guy.


Yeah, I didnt notice the title. But the few websites that I read every day (this one I come to several times each day) I dont ever look at the title or side bars.

But didn't you say in the past, during last years Hugos specifically, that you would not vote for any books that you havent read?

Blogger Ahazuerus April 08, 2016 4:15 PM  

The Supreme Dark Lord's gentle hint has been executed.

As one who appreciates a quiet life, I live in morbid anticipation of the day he lifts a sardonic eyebrow ... the world will drown in oceans of blood.

Blogger Jon Bromfield April 08, 2016 4:29 PM  

"...love can ignite the stars."

Uh, aren't the stars already burning?

How about

"Love can ignite the most sodden tinder."

or

"Love can ignite the Arctic ice."

or

"Love can restore John Scalzi's hairline."

Blogger Deep Thought April 08, 2016 4:38 PM  

I believe you can vote multiple times but it would be a painful process.

I voted!

Blogger Krul April 08, 2016 4:39 PM  

Love? Love is like oxygen! Love lifts us up where we belong! Love is a many splendored thing! All you need is love!

Anonymous Headcannon April 08, 2016 4:42 PM  

@119

Love also means not having to say you're sorry.

It's so strong that it can prevent you from threatening random physical violence of co-workers on the internet!

Anonymous Wyrd April 08, 2016 4:48 PM  

Wove, twue wove.

Blogger Unknown April 08, 2016 4:49 PM  

Stover is trying to manufacture attention for himself by his posturing. I wonder what kind of negotiations he's in.

Blogger Ahazuerus April 08, 2016 4:50 PM  

@121

The difference between true love and herpes?

Herpes lasts forever.

(by definition, love is true, i.e. faithful. Anyone who needs to add "true" as a qualifier to "love" doesn't know what love is. Stay away.)

Anonymous kfg April 08, 2016 4:51 PM  

Return My Love

Blogger Eric April 08, 2016 4:56 PM  

He is an avid martial artist and a student of the Degerberg Blend, a Jeet Kune Do concept that mixes approximately twenty-five different fighting arts from around the world.

Sounds like the kind of dojo that's good for watching your kids for a few hours after school.

Blogger Unknown April 08, 2016 4:58 PM  

#34 John Wright

And so I have to ask, what was Mr. Stover thinking? It seems impolitic at best.

Anonymous Wyrd April 08, 2016 5:01 PM  

The difference between true love and herpes?

Herpes lasts forever.


Clearly we are now into Love Pump territory:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H7vk5keNbRc

Blogger Unknown April 08, 2016 5:01 PM  

#125

Vox Day insult my honor as protector of all peoples! I show you my blend!!

Matty Stover.

Blogger frigger611 April 08, 2016 5:02 PM  

Love is that moist and tend'rist elation that clings to my nostril hairs while the bacon is on the griddle.

Blogger Nate April 08, 2016 5:12 PM  

"Even our puffs own glocks and Nate wouldn't part with a glock for $200 more than he bought it for."

That's because i bought it for much less than 200 less than its worth. I'll sell it for what's it worth.

Blogger mushroom April 08, 2016 5:30 PM  

Amazing how my votes lined up with the Dark Lord's. I compliment his outstanding taste.

Blogger Aeoli Pera April 08, 2016 5:32 PM  

Unknown wrote:#125

Vox Day insult my honor as protector of all peoples! I show you my blend!!

Matty Stover.



*Applause*

Anonymous Rolf April 08, 2016 5:42 PM  

The price was right. Done, with added comment.

Anonymous Bz April 08, 2016 5:50 PM  

When reading the bluster of this tough guy, I get a premonition of duelling pistols at dawn and Wright coolly lighting a cigarillo afterwards while chatting with the Seconds. Being a Virginian Gentleman, he quite possibly lights one for his defeated opponent too.

Blogger pyrrhus April 08, 2016 5:52 PM  

I would pay to watch that fight, though I think it would last less than a minute...

Anonymous 9490 April 08, 2016 6:11 PM  

Done

Blogger Aeoli Pera April 08, 2016 6:15 PM  

Corrected for formatting consistent with the examples on the website.

Best Novella

1 Fear of the Unknown and Self-Loathing in Hollywood, Nick Cole (Tales of Tinfoil)
2 Penric's Demon, Lois McMaster Bujold (Spectrum)
3 Perfect State, Brandon Sanderson (Dragonsteel Entertainment)
4 Teaching the Dog to Read, Jonathan Carroll (Subterranean)
5 Slow Bullets, Alastair Reynolds (Tachyon Publications)

Best Novelette

1 Flashpoint: Titan, Cheah Kai Wai, There Will Be War Vol. X (Castalia House)
2 Folding Beijing, Hao Jingfang (Uncanny Magazine)
3 What Price Humanity?, David VanDyke, There Will Be War Vol. X (Castalia House)
4 Hyperspace Demons, Jonathan Moeller (Castalia House)
5 Obits, Stephen King, The Bazaar of Bad Dreams (Scribner)

Best Short Story

1 Space Raptor Butt Invasion, Chuck Tingle (Amazon Digital Services)
2 Seven Kill Tiger, Charles Shao, There Will Be War Vol. X (Castalia House)
3 If You Were an Award, My Love, Juan Tabo and S. Harris (Vox Popoli)
4 The Commuter, Thomas Mays (Amazon Digital Services)
5 Asymmetrical Warfare, S. R. Algernon (Nature Nr. 519)

Blogger Eli Owen April 08, 2016 6:16 PM  

Ah yes, the man that wrote that stupid "love can ignite the stars quote" in the Revenge of the Sith novelization. He always came across as trying too hard to be clever or witty. He ended up being neither. That being said, he is in need of prayer himself if he is indeed lashing out this way.

Blogger Helixfreak April 08, 2016 6:17 PM  

I have a question on eligibility. Del Rey published Vox's first suggestion for Best SF Novel, Red Rising, on January 28, 2014.

Looking at the Locus ballot page, I see this:

Locus Awards are open to publications or works that first appeared, anywhere in the world, during calendar year 2015

I know the different awards have different rules, but this appears to exclude Red Rising from consideration. Could someone confirm?

Blogger VD April 08, 2016 6:29 PM  

I have a question on eligibility. Del Rey published Vox's first suggestion for Best SF Novel, Red Rising, on January 28, 2014.

That's a mistake. It should be Golden Son. Red Rising is the series and first novel. Corrected.

Blogger Aeoli Pera April 08, 2016 6:31 PM  

I didn't vote, but some guy named Lee Perreira did.

Helixfreak wrote:I have a question on eligibility. Del Rey published Vox's first suggestion for Best SF Novel, Red Rising, on January 28, 2014.

Well, that's embarrassing.

Blogger Aeoli Pera April 08, 2016 6:34 PM  

BGKB wrote:MrStover:http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/ru.starwars/images/3/3b/Matthew_Woodring_Stover.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20081124113837 ...Ginger alert. I weep for my people.

Hey Areoli we found a redhead that would be safe around Milo & I.


Well, there goes my delusion that you respond to my comments because they're interesting.

Blogger Aeoli Pera April 08, 2016 6:36 PM  

Eduardo wrote:@aeoli pear ... Pera... The fruit???

Well man you need to get DNA testa out there and give the VFM a run through your style so they can use as a model for the Vile Faceless Minion-like attacks.

Do it for the children Pera....


If I could figure out what you're saying, I'd have a great response for you.

Blogger Black Poison Soul April 08, 2016 6:37 PM  

I am not a Rabid Puppy - call me a Black Snake instead.

That said: some things are just too soul-warming to pass up. I wandered over to vote as you suggested, though a few of my votes are slightly different from your list. For people a bit touchy about putting in their email, throw-away mail addresses are a wonderful thing. I used Throw Away Mail.

Keep sticking it to them and twisting hard'n'deep. You're doing a fine job of stirring up these ratbags. Hopefully the awareness will spread.

Blogger weka April 08, 2016 6:40 PM  

Did. Not. Vote. For. GRRM.
Why the hell are they missing half the good stuff from the UK?

Anonymous Bz April 08, 2016 6:45 PM  

I'll take the opportunity to write a somewhat longer review of Iron Chamber of Memory.

Summary: Things starts out seemingly a bit roughly, but reader, keep going. The pieces all fit together quite perfectly and the book actually ended up being some of the best fantasy I've read in recent years.

Some mild SPOILERS for a little bit.

The book begins in a seemingly somewhat disjointed manner -- first a prologue, then a jump to an exploration of a strange house on Sark. The chapters jump in time without telling, the characters are strangely blank but old-fashioned and even change names now and then, and the story defies the expectations one might have of conventional SFF.

Yet it all turns out to fit together with extraordinary precision in the end, from the fantastically suitable cover and onward it is a bit of a masterpiece of writing, but only as the story progresses do you nod at why and how things were earlier in the book. The main characters are under an enchantment bringing amnesia, hence the blankness and time. And who has plotted this enchantment and how do they break free and what do they do then? It does not happen in the way one might have expected, but the actual resolution is far deeper than I expected, perhaps even profound. Brilliant and touching, and right before an understated denouement that returns us to more ordinary life, this book also provides that rare element we once sought: Sense of Wonder. With this said, I shall not delve further into what happens.

End SPOILERS, such as they are.

What is also so lovely about this book is that its roots are not in second-hand readings of the scions of Dungeons and Dragons, but mostly in actual medieval and ancient sources, from the amethyst to the various opponents and indeed the moly. This brings a depth and power to background and characters being described that is frankly unmatched in the last few decades. Consider merely this simple observation: How many modern cod-medieval fantasies even include God? Yet actual writings from the middle ages always do, God and his servants struggling against the dark forces. There are some authors who get it right, often older ones such as Poul Andersen, but how true do these modern fantasies actually ring when they seldom or never get even this perhaps embarrassing but fundamental fact right?

Wright has previously written in this vein, work such as Parliament of Beasts and Birds and One Bright Star to Guide Them. To some extent, one thinks of CS Lewis when reading this, but (apart from being stylistically more versatile) I would say Wright surpasses any categorization as a 'sub-Lewis' in this regard. Instead, I would say Wright could honourably be called a virtual Inkling. He would, I imagine, be warmly welcomed into that society as an equal if he somehow stepped into the Bird and Baby at the right time.

Apart from the usual SFF readership, I think this book actually would make an excellent choice for at least some Christian YA/teens or older. The themes may be considered mature by some, but are as far as I can tell handled with impeccable care, certainly far more considerately than does common YA. Cheers to Castalia for publishing it.

Anonymous Napoleon 12pdr April 08, 2016 6:51 PM  

@135 Bz:
I think Mr. Wright has foresworn duelling. But he has a standing offer for the loan of a case of percussion duelling pistols.

Anonymous EH April 08, 2016 6:54 PM  

Not quite a straight ticket, I bumped up Gene Wolfe.
"comments: Anybody who doesn't read classic hard SF is not my kind; any convention that has many such people, or fatties, is something I want to avoid."

Anonymous Jim Mortensen April 08, 2016 7:05 PM  

I found it really surprising that some truly established 'main stream' authors were snubbed on the recommendations list and had to be penned in (or maybe my dodgy eyesight missed them but I did look hard). I thought Meville was a progressive golden boy poster child, or has his star waned as of late? Butcher and Sanderson I thought too big to ignore. Perhaps allowing himself to remain on a puppy list has caused Butcher to have his right think badge revoked.

I had a bit of fun by being completely honest in the extra thoughts category:
"I find it disheartening how selective this poll was in the entries displayed. This poll is supposed to discover the interest of the community whatever it may be, not to shape it. A truly ethical data collector should not have a pre established preference, that they are attempting to confirm (or which causes them to recoil in shock when the general public fails to confirm it).
I hope your organisation tries to be as truly inclusive as possible into the future, and not just 'inclusive' to your preferred in-group. Future actions to further marginalise fans who do not have officially sanctioned preferences/tastes would be especially disheartening.

As a mixed race paraplegic who leans middle/right politically and is for individualism over collectivism, I feel heavily marginalised by your practices, because by your metrics I should not exist. Or I should be a card board cut out that graciously allows people like you to do all my speaking for me."

A bit of honest black knighting is always enjoyable, though as stated in the comment, Im sure it will be summarily ignored as it does not fit their narrative.

As for Stover, going off online photos he looks as though he would burst into flames if dragged out into the harsh light of day.

Anonymous Rolf April 08, 2016 7:20 PM  

@148 - Nah, ya' gotta' duel like REAL men - muzzle-loading cannon at 500 yards. Maybe even a Napoleon 12-pounder would suffice. Non-exploding ammunition only.

Blogger Salt April 08, 2016 7:36 PM  

There doesn't appear any way to pull up one's ballot. Must one change one's ballot by filling it all in again?

Anonymous DC (#sqrt(-1)) April 08, 2016 7:42 PM  

@151:
So we may assume that either chain shot or grapeshot would be legal, then?

Grapeshot: just a little whiff 'll do ya...

Blogger Bradford Walker April 08, 2016 7:52 PM  

Done.

I look forward to reaping a crop of fresh lulz presently.

Blogger John Williams April 08, 2016 8:02 PM  

That's because i bought it for much less than 200 less than its worth. I'll sell it for what's it worth.
Bane's ghost will haunt you, just for owning a glock. It's a sure sign if your Dread Ilk certifique (printed on SJW hide, of course) spontaneously combusts.

Then again, a glock might keep his ghost away. He did have standards.

Blogger Helixfreak April 08, 2016 8:11 PM  

VD wrote:I have a question on eligibility. Del Rey published Vox's first suggestion for Best SF Novel, Red Rising, on January 28, 2014.

That's a mistake. It should be Golden Son. Red Rising is the series and first novel. Corrected.


Thanks! Ballot submitted.

Anonymous Kansas Wing Man April 08, 2016 8:34 PM  

SDH wrote:This threat is for realz, Stover's not just a internet tuff guy:

He is an avid martial artist and a student of the Degerberg Blend, a Jeet Kune Do concept that mixes approximately twenty-five different fighting arts from around the world.


Only 25? Pussy.

Blogger Alexandros April 08, 2016 8:37 PM  

Which of the following related subjects are you interested in?

Doctor Who

Hahaha, what is it with these people and their Doctor Who obsession?

Blogger Unknown April 08, 2016 8:38 PM  

I would pay money to see that lightweight try to punch out Larry Corriea's teeth. He would last about 5 seconds if Larry gets it in his head to tie that pipsqueak into a pretzel.

Blogger bob k. mando April 08, 2016 8:44 PM  

67. John Wright April 08, 2016 2:14 PM
I also wonder if this is a false flag.



certainly possible.

and amusingly apropos of our recent discussion of the Seven Deadly Sins.

for, you see, the last of the seven sins which "doth the Lord hate" is "and he that soweth discord among brethren".

Blogger Ellimist April 08, 2016 8:48 PM  

I'm very disappointed to read that from Mr. Stover. He's written some great books and I own a good number of them, and have recommended them to others.

Blogger bob k. mando April 08, 2016 8:48 PM  

151. Rolf April 08, 2016 7:20 PM
Non-exploding ammunition only.



you want the participants to look like the Black Knight at the end of this?

ah well, talk of extremities being blown off always brings back fond memories.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UvTv-I2Y390

Blogger JCclimber April 08, 2016 8:51 PM  

I can't believe Jerry Pournelle and Rowena weren't in their pre-populated lists.

What a bunch of losers whoever put this Locus page together are....

Anonymous BGKB April 08, 2016 8:59 PM  

That's because i bought it for much less than 200 less than its worth. I'll sell it for what's it worth.

You only got it cheap because you posted what I said about glocks being the Barbie dolls of handguns at your gun club.

Anonymous Napoleon 12pdr April 08, 2016 9:18 PM  

@151: I can't afford two artillery pieces. You're talking $10k each at a minimum, plus trailers to drag them around. I've got a case of original percussion duellers in my trophy case.

Anonymous GreyS April 08, 2016 9:25 PM  

I knew that sounded familiar:

157. Educated Professor June 14, 2013 8:12 AM
... I also can't wait for the day when Theo literally gets his ass kicked by a progressive SF author / martial artist like Matthew Woodring Stover... just wait

Anonymous Anonymous April 08, 2016 9:30 PM  

Comment 101 by John Wright is worth rereading. The content of the thought; the way it is expressed; the probable lack, going back several thousand years, of anyone having made said the same useful observation in such a memorable way. A word or too may be a little off, but that was genuine good writing. (I am in the false flag category with respect to Mr Stover, by the way - random insults on the internet with no context do not seem to jibe with the image he has presented through the years of a thoughtful student of the more focused martial arts - but I could be wrong). - Marv Throneberry (not the baseball player)

Blogger tz April 08, 2016 9:34 PM  

Crippled puppy barks?
You better hope we never meet in person, Beale. I will knock out all your nazi teeth. Same warning goes for Wright and Correia.
He seems to be more mental rather than dental.
"Nazi Teeth"? Is he indentured?
The curse of Hitler's dentures! (Ugh, I want to write one just to annoy and be entered next year).

Anonymous Rolf April 08, 2016 9:37 PM  

@165 - I'm sure that if the situation were right, more than a few of the VFM would chip in A Fistful of Dollars to procure a communal set, to be shared as needed.

@153 - Yes: chain, bar, and grape are suitable. Though grapeshot at 500 yards will have a heck of a pattern diameter.

Blogger tz April 08, 2016 9:40 PM  

@128 Viral marketing.
Big Pharma would like nothing better than everyone have many viri that requires $$$ every month to suppress.

Niven had the "confinement asteroid" which was sort of a chastity belt within the asteroid belt.

But spelunkheads are common today.

Anonymous Anonymous April 08, 2016 9:40 PM  

Reply to comment 101 said: Comment 101 by John Wright bears rereading. Original, well expressed, and amusingly truthful to the nature of humans. That being said, I would not be surprised if the Stover comment were either a false flag or a comment made in the spirit of an overexcited rhetorical flourish; something we all avoid in pool halls and similar venues, but the whole world is not a pool hall ....

Anonymous Napoleon 12pdr April 08, 2016 10:03 PM  

@168 Rolf: If you guys want to put up the money, I'll start shopping. I've got North-South Skirmish Association connections who shoot artillery.

Anonymous Dave Gerrold's Cabana Boy April 08, 2016 10:11 PM  

Stover is the guy that one drive-by SJW here suggested would be more than Vox's match in a (typical) "let's you and him fight" scenario. I remember thinking then that some old skinny TMA fag wouldn't even think to call out a more MMA oriented guy.

Now I see otherwise. Reminds me of a similar scenario where a TMA guy was busting my younger brother's chops. Bro is much larger than I, and I am not small. Both of us into more full contact stuff. His response: "I don't care how many belts you have on that GI, I will break you in two."

Anonymous VFM #6306 April 08, 2016 10:24 PM  

I knew I had heard that name before. Thanks, David Gerrold's Cabana Boy!

Blogger weka April 08, 2016 10:26 PM  

Dr Who. The Star Trek of the Commonwealth. A quarter the budget, four times the intelligence.

Of course I ticked that.

Blogger weka April 08, 2016 10:31 PM  

@John C Wright.
The neologism cow orker was invented for a reason, and is gender neutral. Mr Stover has become a cow worker. The SJW memes got him.

Blogger Thucydides April 08, 2016 10:43 PM  

Gene Wolfe is such a wonderful writer.

Blogger Lazarus April 08, 2016 10:53 PM  

Unknown wrote:I would pay money to see that lightweight try to punch out Larry Corriea's teeth. He would last about 5 seconds if Larry gets it in his head to tie that pipsqueak into a pretzel.

Interesting. The pretzel thing occurred to me also. And after, the bloody chiclets.

Plus, in regard to Mr. Wright, never mess with a Sartorial Sensei of Satori in possession of a walking cane.

Blogger Krul April 08, 2016 10:54 PM  

weka wrote:Dr Who. The Star Trek of the Commonwealth. A quarter the budget, four times the intelligence.

4 * 0 = ?

Blogger Were-Puppy April 08, 2016 11:12 PM  

@17 kfg

Take heed children, this is what will become of you when you twist your mind into Gordian Knots of cognitive dissonance.
---

Then the only hope is a nice wack on the head :P

Blogger Were-Puppy April 08, 2016 11:14 PM  

@22 VFM #9617
But what about the non-Nazi teeth? Do those get a pass? How can you tell the difference?
---

Those don't have swastikas on them

Blogger Were-Puppy April 08, 2016 11:16 PM  

@28 lowercaseb
Hey! Don't be mean...can't you see the man is in pain and is lashing out? His butt is clearly hurting.

I'll see if I can set you up a GoFundMe to get you some soothing creme.
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http://www.ruindays.com/products/butthurt-care-package?variant=5842435844

Blogger Were-Puppy April 08, 2016 11:17 PM  

@29 John Wright

In other words, he is one of my editors.
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Ouch

Blogger Were-Puppy April 08, 2016 11:21 PM  

@44 Unknown
Are we certain its Stover? Or a false flag?
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That's a good question. Has this guy been known to run around threatening people before? Could be a troll using his name.

Blogger Were-Puppy April 08, 2016 11:24 PM  

@54 Nate
Note boys... not all of these are write-ins. Some of them are listed.
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Noteboys? Sounds like these would have worked on Linda Graham and Little Marcos campaign :P

Blogger Were-Puppy April 08, 2016 11:26 PM  

@55 James Dixon
> Any competent Martial Artist knows you don't start a fight, you finish it.

Even incompetent non-marital artists who have been in half a dozen fights or more know this. Having something of a temper and being rather small while in high school, I've been in a few more than that.
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I'm in 100% agreement with you guys. It's worse with a martial artist, because you've got all this crazy ingrained in your muscle memory. I have no idea what I do in a fight until it's over and somebody tells me :P

Anonymous Baseball Savant April 08, 2016 11:33 PM  

First time I did something like this. Cool to be running with the puppies.

Anonymous the dentise April 08, 2016 11:34 PM  

Sounds like there is a Space Raptor Nazi Teeth Invasion going on!

Quick, better let Chuck Tingle write his next hit!

Blogger Were-Puppy April 08, 2016 11:35 PM  

@73 dh
Of course it's a false flag, Vox is an attention whore
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OMG, you literally got me ROTFLMAO with that comment :P

Anonymous Hezekiah Garrett April 08, 2016 11:41 PM  

That was the funnest data entry exercise ever!

Never voted with you fellows before, so your numbers have increased a smidgen.

Anonymous Artraccoon gone Rabid April 08, 2016 11:46 PM  

Having "Nazi Teeth" isn't really such a bad insult really coming from a Prog/SJW/White Knight. To quote PJ O'Rourke, "I have often been called a Nazi, and, although it is unfair, I don't let it bother me. I don't let it bother me for one simple reason. No one has ever had a fantasy about being tied to a bed and sexually ravished by someone dressed as a liberal."

Anonymous Takin' a Look April 08, 2016 11:47 PM  

OT: Paul Ryan looks rather uh.... "Presidential" in this video...

What's up with that? Perhaps Nate can explain?

Blogger Were-Puppy April 08, 2016 11:47 PM  

@123 Unknown
Stover is trying to manufacture attention for himself by his posturing. I wonder what kind of negotiations he's in.
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If they are not YUUUUGE negotiations, they don't count

Anonymous JAG April 08, 2016 11:49 PM  

I'm definitely Stover's huckleberry. To quote the immortal Clubber Lang, I'll fight him anywhere, anytime, for nothing. I've been looking for an excuse to knuckle up with an SJW. He better hope I never run into him in person because I will call him on his threat in a very loud and aggressive manor.

Anonymous JAG April 08, 2016 11:54 PM  

Oh and BTW, I don't care how much trianing a guy has. If he isn't athletic he is going to get his ass kicked. And Jeet Kune DO? LOL. That art has been outdated for decades. If Bruce Lee were alive he wouldn't be using it. A good grappler would decimate someone using JKD.

Blogger Were-Puppy April 08, 2016 11:55 PM  

@164 BGKB

You only got it cheap because you posted what I said about glocks being the Barbie dolls of handguns at your gun club.
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Can't wait to use that on my dad. he's got a Glock :P

Blogger Were-Puppy April 08, 2016 11:57 PM  

It's really impressive. Most of us can only be Hitler every once in a while, maybe while looking at a Tor novel. But VDs individual teeth can each be Hitler.

Blogger Skylark Thibedeau April 08, 2016 11:58 PM  

I have Carlist teeth myself with a couple of Falangist Crowns.

Blogger Were-Puppy April 09, 2016 12:04 AM  

Fun Fact - Don Maitz is the guy who did the famous Captain Morgan drawing.

Blogger bob k. mando April 09, 2016 12:08 AM  

have we found Chuck Tingle's alter ego?

http://www.amazon.com/The-Finest-Universe-Anna-Tambour/dp/1925212165

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