Paul Weimer of The Skiffy and Fanty Show and SF Signal joins us on the day of the Hugo nomination deadline to provide the Anti-Sad Puppies point of view about the Sad Puppies effort and the Hugo Awards.
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What if a society banished its worst nightmare to the far edge of the solar system, destined to sip only dregs of light and struggle for the barest living. And yet, that life thrived? It grew and learned and became far more than you ever expected, and it wanted to return to the sun. What if it didn’t share your moral compass in any way?
The Glittering Edge duology describes the clash of forces when an advanced society that has filled a solar system with flesh and blood life meets the near-AI’s that it banished long ago. This is a story of love for the wild and natural life on a colony planet, complex adventure set in powerful space stations, and the desire to live completely whether you are made of flesh and bone or silicon and carbon fiber.
In Edge of Dark, meet ranger Charlie Windar and his adopted wild predator, and explore their home on a planet that has been raped and restored more than once. Meet Nona Hall, child of power and privilege from the greatest station in the system, the Diamond Deep. Meet Nona’s best friend, a young woman named Chrystal who awakens in a robotic body….
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In our Anti-Sad Puppies chat with Paul, Brent and Kristi discuss:
The Skiffy and Fanty Show and some of their fun, featured segments, including their 2015 focus on women and non-binary authors; some of the common ground Paul shares with Sad Puppies and where the effort has gone wrong; the issue of flame wars in speculative fiction and what changes he’d make to the Hugo Awards if he were all-powerful.
Revisit episode 289 — Sad Puppies for the interview with Larry Correia and Brad R. Torgersen or visit the following blog posts for the varying opinions:
Brad R. Torgersen “Why Sad Puppies is Going to Destroy Science Fiction“
Larry Correia “Sad Puppies 3: The Ensaddening“
Paul Weimer’s “Thoughts on ‘Sad Puppies 3‘”