Sunday, September 7, 2014

On the Cusp of Ansible!

Having survived LonCon3, your man-in-the-street, Dave Langford brings us another issue of Ansible with all the con news and more besides.

This year's Hugos were enlivened by organized voting for the lengthy 'Wheel of Time' fantasy sequence (as a single just-completed novel) and for Larry Correia's 'Sad Puppies' slate of supposedly right-wing candidates. None did well, though only Vox Day received the special accolade of being ranked below No Award. Correia accepted the vote results with good grace, though author Dave Freer continued to froth: 'NO AUTHOR FROM ANY COUNTRY, OF ANY ETHNICITY OR ORIENTATION, who is openly anything but left wing can get onto the ballot, let alone win and that this situation has persisted for the better part of the last twenty years, by the most generous interpretation.' (, 20 August) Any counterexamples should be sent to him, please, not to me.

I weep in sadness.

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