Date: 2019-04-08 08:45 pm (UTC)
chrysostom: (Default)
From: [personal profile] chrysostom
The winning works are quite...heterogeneous...in terms of quality.

Date: 2019-04-09 01:16 am (UTC)
roseembolism: (getoutta)
From: [personal profile] roseembolism
I am...amused...that MURDERBOT Diaries is on the list. The readers did notice that pretty much all the problems of the setting are caused by corporations? And that those few Chinese are not portrayed at all positively?

Date: 2019-04-09 01:31 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
The theme of the award is supposed to be something like "The struggle between Liberty and Power", yes? Well, in some of those books, Power is clearly winning.

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Nathan H.

Date: 2019-04-09 01:57 am (UTC)
roseembolism: (Default)
From: [personal profile] roseembolism
Arrgh! That was supposed to read "Those contracts"! How in the world did autocorrect get from A to B?

Date: 2019-04-09 08:58 am (UTC)
autopope: Me, myself, and I (Default)
From: [personal profile] autopope
(Past winner here!)

The LFS doesn't hand out the award for doctrinaire US-style political libertarianism; they also cover works dealing with personal autonomy and freedom, from which perspective Murderbot fits perfectly. Even when libertarian politics is in play, the winner doesn't have to be some kind of Soviet-realist depiction of a libertarian utopia (a la early L. Neal Smith); simply exploring issues around liberty and authoritarianism puts you in their sights.

(Note Ken Macleod's three—or is it four, now?—wins. Ken is nobody's idea of a libertarian, but he engages with these issues in virtually every book he writes.)

Date: 2019-04-10 12:32 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] mindstalk
Plus his The Stone Canal was a pretty good sympathetic depiction of an anarcho-capitalist society without being an L. Neil Smith style tongue bath.
Edited Date: 2019-04-10 12:32 am (UTC)

Date: 2019-04-09 01:52 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] melita66
So, James, if someone offered to sponsor a review of The Fractal Man, would you accept?

Date: 2019-04-09 11:50 pm (UTC)
chrysostom: (Default)
From: [personal profile] chrysostom
I like how you immediately got a comment (on Tor) showing that the person had not read the post at all.

Date: 2019-04-10 01:50 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
That's most comment threads on Tor.

Date: 2019-04-10 09:07 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] ba_munronoe
Most comment threads.

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