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Farewell to the Bigoted Bust

When you are a Bear of Very Little Brain, and you Think of Things, you find sometimes that a Thing which seemed very Thingish inside you is quite different when it gets out into the open and has other people looking at it.” ― A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh Me, I’m a Bear of Very Little Brain. Multi-tasking […]

Standing in the Borderlands of Discourse

First of all, I want to thank Rochita Loenen-Ruiz for standing up in favor of my Hugo nomination. Rochita, I know that wasn’t easy. I am proud to know you, and humbled by your friendship and support. The rest of this is a post I started when I heard about the nomination, after writing my acceptance post. […]

It’s Tonka Toys! All the Way Down!

I keep pondering Tade Thompson’s recent post at SAFE: “I Own SFF Fandom (and so do you).” He cuts to the heart of something that has been very much on my mind. The Sad/Rabid Puppies claim a moral basis for their attack on the Hugos. They say that identity-based politics have polluted our storytelling traditions. […]

I stand with Irene Gallo, and I stand with Tor

I was deeply distressed to learn of the Rabid Puppies’ campaign against Irene Gallo, and the fact that they’re now calling for Tor to fire her. I’ve sent a letter to Tom Doherty. Here is a copy. Dear Tom Doherty, First, Tom, I want to extend warm greetings and sympathy to everyone at Tor, for […]

Acceptance Speech Online! And Other Post-Hugo Neepery

What a long, strange trip it’s been,my friends. I’ve spent the past five days in the gorgeous wilderness of southern Oregon with my good friend Chris Crawford and his wife Kathy, catching up on my rest, hiking, and working on the next two books in my WAVE series (as M. J. Locke! Coming soon! Well, OK; in a year […]

Yes. But.

At the risk of yes-butting people over my report on Requires Hate/ Benjanun Sriduangkaew/ Winterfox, I want to respond to a few points that have been made in recent posts or in their comment threads regarding my Hugo nomination. Kate Nepveu:   Yes, but (1) my statistics were poorly supported or cited, and (2) the wrong people commented on and/or supported my […]

About that Hugo Nomination…

Acceptance So yeah. Wow. I am gratified—and stunned—to have been nominated for Best Fan Writer Hugo for my November, 2014 investigative report on Requires Hate/ Winterfox/ Benjanun Sriduangkaew (HTML | PDF). If you’re wondering why I was nominated, that’s the place to start. Hugo nominators, I’m humbled by your vote of confidence. I’d be glad to win […]

PDF Record of A Report… with comments

A Report on Damage Done by One Individual Under Several Names

Requires Hate Follow-up, Three Months Later: Are We Past the Winter(fox) of our Discontent?

“….If only there were evil people somewhere insidiously committing evil deeds, and it were necessary only to separate them from the rest of us and destroy them. But the line dividing good and evil cuts through the heart of every human being. And who is willing to destroy a piece of his own heart?” —Aleksandr […]

A Report on Damage Done by One Individual Under Several Names

Introductions I’m Laura J. Mixon, an American science fiction writer who has published a handful of novels since 1987 and done some design work in games and interactive storytelling, as well as a few short stories. I occasionally blog at My current fiction and blogging comes out under the pseudonym M. J. Locke. I’m […]