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Schoolyard Logic: Sad Puppies and Hugos

For those of you that follow such things, this year’s Hugo award nominations have erupted into a kerfuffle of galactic proportions. You can get some of the details here, here, and here. Also some opinion (from both sides) here, here, … Continue reading

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On Choices: Politics and Fiction

I’ve been thinking a lot about politics and fiction (especially speculative fiction) lately. For one thing, I often think about political issues. While I’m generally pretty mild-mannered and usually avoid political conversations, I do think about the issues. They matter to … Continue reading

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Big Feet: A Lesson in Privilege

Yesterday, John Scalzi had an excellent piece on privilege entitled “Straight White Male: The Lowest Difficulty Setting There Is“. I think his metaphor is particularly apt and can help explain one of the stickier problems in speaking about issues of … Continue reading

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Banned Book Week aka The Geek Gets Political (Again)

I’m generally a pretty even-keeled guy with a live-and-let-live attitude. I also hate getting into political discussions because most of the time they are like religious discussions: people too often stop discussing their points and start trying to convert me … Continue reading

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The Day After

DISCLAIMER: I don’t often write or discuss political issues, and I’m not going to get into many details here. This post is less about politics and more about my feelings of a seminal event in our shared history. You may … Continue reading

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