A lot of golden-age novels would be treated as novelettes and even novellas these days. Thanks to publishing industry & consumer pressures, anything below 900 pages becoming harder to shift! I used to be able to read a book in a day, no longer.
YA SF/F novels are still SF/F novels. I fully approve any writer who can write good YA stuff. Just because it's for youngsters doesn't mean it has to be bad.
We have sampled enough of so-called writing, thanks to his blog and no one should have any qualms abous his qualifications for his racism and unpleasantness. His Hugo nominated work, on the other hand, appears to be a solidly written pile of turd. Even then some might like it - there's no account for taste.
Funnily enough, Hugo has zero with the New York-based publishing industry since Hugo nominees are nominated by World Con attendees and voted by the next World Con attendees. Anyone who can spare some cash for a supporting membership can nominate and vote as they like.
If you were talking about the Nebula awards, however, you might have been right.
Especially at this age, publishing a book via Kindle is trivial and if a so-called "wrong type of person" writes a good book, he will be able to sell it, or made it read enough to be nominated. The award to related-work went to a fucking blog post, and rightly so, it was a well written article related to SF. Three of the stories who won were "printed" on Tor's web site.
Any idiot who can design a web site and gather enough readers who will like it and nominate it in the next World Con has the chance of winning the next Hugo, no conspiracy required.
The only shithole that has been expelled was done so because he used SFWA channels for his own racist propoganda. Until then he was still a member of the SWFA while being an active obnoxious asshole.
If you're attempting to say successful and best-seller writers like Scalzi and co. are "amateurs", I think youre more than deluded.
System is run by World Con attendees. You can join and take over with your rightwing friends, if you have the majority. Good luck.
But GOP has been telling everyone that people who follow the conservative view are richer, has better employment and more cash to spend on the capitalist system. Hence you would have thought that they would be able to afford to go to WorldCons or buy a way cheaper supporting membership and still be able to vote w/o attending the convention by person.
Hence, I can only conclude, you're talking out of your orifice usually used to expel brown smelly stuff.
Please, don't confuse him with these... These... Words?
My money is on Zeus. If Zeus and Flying Spagetthi Monster had a fight and I know who would end up being the lunch.
Never piss off Zeus. He might turn into a bull and shag you to the next Tuesday.
Science is not wrong. We get new knowledge and gain from it, refining our ideas about the past, instead of getting stuck with our heads deep in our asses and insisting the world was created 4004BC, on a particular October day, 23th to be exact.
I knew the bird in Up was real.
If a spring was helping him, IMHO, he wouldn't be the 9th, but the first. I am sure his kit has been tested and found fit according to the regulations.
proverty? POVERTY, dummkopf.
Not all runners can -afford- the $500 shoes. A lot of third world country athletes train in abject provety.
I guess a dot at 6K looks the same as a dot from a larger target at 10K.