Why Some SFWA Writers Piss Me Off

From Charlie Stross’s new book:

It’s not, actually, very funny. It’s like turning up for work one morning at the Met Office and discovering that the earnest people who bring us the shipping forecast are all jovial Young Earth creationists who think Global Warming is a conspiracy by climatologists who are trying to use it to get rich. Or discovering that the Department for Trade and Industry is run by a Reiki practitioner whose special advisor is an astrologer. Or like finding out that the Ministry of Defense is lobbying for the urgent renewal of our strategic nuclear deterrent because it is vitally important to be able to nuke the capital of the Soviet Union at five minutes’ notice.

Count the number of idiotic progtard blind spots in this paragraph.

Still, he got me to pay good money for this, so who is the real dumbass here?

About Bill Quick

I am a small-l libertarian. My primary concern is to increase individual liberty as much as possible in the face of statist efforts to restrict it from both the right and the left. If I had to sum up my beliefs as concisely as possible, I would say, "Stay out of my wallet and my bedroom," "your liberty stops at my nose," and "don't tread on me." I will believe that things are taking a turn for the better in America when married gays are able to, and do, maintain large arsenals of automatic weapons, and tax collectors are, and do, not.


Why Some SFWA Writers Piss Me Off — 4 Comments

  1. Stross is a good writer, but he always has a whiff of brain dead Brit socialist wanker about him, along with a substantial anti-American streak. And probably bad teeth and poor health care since he’s a Brit. I still buy stuff in his Laundry servies never the less.

  2. I liked the first Laundry novella — original-enough concept, amusingly executed. But they’re all pretty much the same: some kind of fantasy adventure interleaved with a screwy take on bureaucracy. I don’t plan on getting any more.

    And I don’t really care for Stross’s non-Laundry novels. They’re OK, but not that good and not worth the money. (And I’ll note that the Kindle versions were more expensive than the paperbacks when I got them. This annoys me.)

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