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The other day I announced The Collapsing Empire was a finalist for the Dragon Award in the Best Science Fiction novel category, which was neat. Today, I notified the Dragon Award administrators and let them know I was withdrawing The Collapsing Empire from consideration for the award.

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Date: 2017-08-07 09:01 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Apparently Scalzi's presence on the ballot is a sign of a SJW conspiracy to dominate the award, while his withdrawal is a sign of a conspiracy to "diminish" the award. No word on whether Scalzi's burrito reports are coded messages about the Dragon award, but I wouldn't be surprised...

Date: 2017-08-07 11:44 pm (UTC)
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As time goes on I think about Scalzi less and less, not in a mean way but because I'm not super interested in his fiction and his blog just seems fine to me. So I'm always re-surprised to learn who still has such a massive hate-crush on him. It's like if the US Republican Party were obsessed with the evils of, not Hillary Clinton, but Joe Biden.

Date: 2017-08-08 02:52 am (UTC)
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I think the fact that Scalzi's politics are so middle-of-the-road actually makes him more of a hate object, rather than less. He'll actually engage with right-wingers to a degree that a more leftist author wouldn't, and "Old Man's War" probably actually convinced a lot of them that he was one of them, only to be disappointed later.

Date: 2017-08-08 07:06 pm (UTC)
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I think there's truth in that.

Date: 2017-08-10 12:25 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] viktor_haag
Few things anger bigots more than identity betrayal. Since bigotry desperately needs to identify kin from monster, anyone that can pretend to be kin, and in fact, be a monster, is highly dangerous and to be feared and therefore hated.

Date: 2017-08-08 11:59 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] sethsellis
On reflection the better parallel is with the right's loathing of Bill Clinton: centrist, business-friendly, effortlessly carries off the hick-accent regular-guy schtick then-mainstream Republicans pretended to. In other words, he copped Republican branding, but of course they couldn't say that, so all they could do was manufacture a bunch of ridiculous conspiracies and whip themselves into believing them.

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