The interesting thing about the 2015 list of nominees for the Prometheus Award is not who is on it, but rather who is not. Even though the set of authors that make up the core proponents of the “Sad Puppies” very clearly view themselves as being on the libertarian side of the spectrum (and in some cases they have inserted segments into their books that are clearly pandering to Prometheus Award voters), and yet, there is zero overlap between the set of books they promoted for the 2015 Hugo Award and the set of books that were chosen as finalists for the 2015 Prometheus Award. In short, despite sharing an ideological bent with many of the authors promoted by the Puppies, the Libertarian Futurist Society didn’t see fit to even consider honoring any of the novels that were pushed for the Hugo ballot with a Prometheus Award nomination.
–Aaron Pound on overlap.
You know, if even your own ideological peers shun you, maybe you’re not exactly on the side of angels. Just a thought.
(Also, related to the post-if-not-the-quote: “‘Repent Harlequin!’ said the Ticktockman” is a fucking terrible piece of facile teenage fapfiction. I can see why libertarians love it.)