Across the Wide Missouri: I score this — John Scalzi vs. John Ringo — for Scalzi, 6–0, 6–0, 6–0. How is John Scalzi mischaracterizing Ringo’s argument? If I had to summarize John Ringo’s Sad-Puppy Hugo Awards argument, it would be as:
- Scalzi’s Redshirts is a novel that has no redeeming social value other than that its characters are a diverse SJW cross-section.
- Redshirts won a Hugo.
- Therefore SJWs are sacrificing story to SJW-ness and ruining science fiction.
- No, I have not read Redshirts and never will.
It seems to me that Scalzi and company went the extra mile, and more, to turn Ringo’s argument into something semi-coherent that could be examined and refuted…