Superversive SF Roundtable talks the death of the Hugos and the rise of the Dragons
First up is the latest Superversive SF Roundtable. Dave Truesdale, who shall henceforth be known as the Snowflake Slayer, relates his account of getting kicked out of Worldcon for telling the truth about the state of the short fiction market, thereby causing feelbadz.
Stick around for the second half, where Nick Cole, John C. Wright, and I join the other Superversive regulars for a discussion of the Dragon Awards. That's right: three Dragon winners at the same virtual table!
Bonus: a Puppy kicker best known for cyberstalking Asian women attempts a drive-by trolling in the comments and ends up shooting himself in the foot:
For once I concur with the troll. The Dragon Awards will be widely known long after the Hugos have sunk into well-deserved oblivion.
But two can play that game! By popular acclamation, authors of Dragon Award-winning books shall now be styled according to the category in which they won. Applying this naming convention gives us:
- Larry Correia, the Dragon of Fantasy
- John C. Wright, the Dragon of Science Fiction
- Nick Cole, the Dragon of the Apocalypse
- Brian Niemeier, the Dragon of Horror
- Chaosium Inc., the Dragon of Science Fiction or Fantasy Miniatures/Collectible Card/Role Playing Games
I'm pleased to see that Nick Cole has the coolest title.
[Note to self: develop science fiction or fantasy miniature game/CCG/RPG within the next year. Move up in geek hierarchy. Print new business cards in smaller font so as to fit new title.]
The fun continues on the 69th episode of Geek Gab where author Schuyler Hernstrom drops in for a lively conversation about his awesome work, the Pulp Revival, and the benefits of writing without pants while listening to metal.
Fun fact: both of the books in my major award-recognized Soul Cycle were 40% written without pantsing.