George R.R. Martin (grrm) replied to a comment you left in a LiveJournal
> GRRM said, ΓÇ£If the Sad Puppies wanted to start their own awardΓÇª for Best
> Conservative SF, or Best Space Opera, or Best Military SF, or Best
> Old-Fashioned SF the Way It Used to BeΓÇª whatever it is they are actually
> looking for [emphasis mine]ΓÇª hey, I donΓÇÖt think anyone would have any objections to that.
> I certainly wouldnΓÇÖt. More power to them.ΓÇ¥
> Joshua, on April 9, 2015 at 9:24 pm said: If gays want to have their own
> pizzas places that cater their weddings, hey, I donΓÇÖt think anyone would
> have any objections to that. I certainly wouldnΓÇÖt. More power to them.
Their reply was:
┬áSubject: Re: That sounds familiar...
┬á Oh, nonsense.
Okay, so you're one of the richest, highest paid writers in the world, but you couldn't be bothered to click on a link to find out what one side of the debate was before putting fingers to keys?┬á Professional much?
Seriously, 7th graders fail papers for doing that.
As I've said before, and to you, the recent decade of Hugo winners show a spectrum of Writers of Palor, mostly left leaning, largely from a couple of publishing houses.┬á Again, this is not evidence of collusion, but it is evidence of incestuousness.
We're writers and fans who want more diversity in the Hugo. Writers of color. Immigrants.┬á Citizens of other nations.┬á Politics across the spectrum.┬á You can talk about it all you want, but when you use the epithet, "Many of them conservative," you attempt to condemn by association everyone in this fight who isn't.
You don't know what we want or why we're upset?┬á Here's a headline for you: RICH WHITE MILLIONAIRE AUTHOR WITH 9 NOMS AND 6 WINS SAYS "LET THEM EAT CAKE!"
And yes, Joshua's comparison IS correct.┬á "Sure, these people are part of our society, but they're not the part of society we want to deal with, so they should just go away.┬á They can have something separate, but equal, but it won't really be equal."
BTW, the Prometheus Award, that you're not sure where it's awarded, is often awarded at Worldcon, often in a bar or restaurant, because "Real" SF won't acknowledge it.┬á This year it's at Marcon.┬á But hey, you're sure it's a worthy award. You just couldn't be bothered to look it up.
We write SF and related works, we do SF art. That makes us part of SF fandom, and part of the culture.┬á We are not the "Wrong" type of fans, and anyone who thinks so is the wrong type of fan.
How's that Iron Throne padded with $100 bills feel, George?┬á I bet it's comfy.
Oh, yeah--you also like that people have to shell out at least a couple of Jacksons to vote, to keep the award "Special." ┬áSo special that most of the world can't afford to participate.
But we're the hateful conservatives. ┬áGot it.