An Amazon Escalation

Well it’s happened. As I worried, back when Amazon rejected my ad campaign for A Shifting Alliance because “guns bad,” that this was just a precursor to Amazon banning books outright, so we’ve seen now. Yesterday, Jon Del Arroz’s upcoming book Glorified, and Delcan Finn’s Deus Vult, both of which were up for pre-order (and…

How to Win the Culture War

It’s no secret that we’re currently engaged in a culture war, whether you want to admit it or not. Most of the people who run “mainstream” culture, especially geek culture, tend to be from one single side of the political divide—the Left—and often very far to that side. We see it in their pushing of…

The Bully Cries out as he Strikes You

It, of course, comes as no surprise that those opposed to ComicsGate label their ideological opponents as “harassers,” or “bullies,” or other defamatory statements, all with the idea of alleging that we make others feel unsafe, and wish to exclude people of certain groups from industries or events–despite the fact that this couldn’t be further…

WorldCon Must Bake the Cake

It’s been a little while, and even my periscoping schedule has fallen off a bit as things in the army have gotten busier. However, this is worth making note of. Those who’ve watched my periscopes or who follow me on Twitter will likely know at least something about the struggle between an author friend of…