Announcing The Happy Frogs Books Of The Month!

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Over at the Happy Frogs, we keep doing more to make sure that we’re positively influencing the culture. Our dragon award nominating recommendation list went up a couple of weeks ago — it would be great if you’d take a few moments to peruse and vote for these works so they get the recognition they deserve.

But we also want to do something a little more close to home, which is why we are officially launching Ribbiting Reads: Happy Frogs Books Of The Month later today. We’re splitting it up into something old and something new — as we shouldn’t just focus on new releases, but we want to provide a breadth of cultural reading for our club members and followers. This is going to have a huge impact over the time. Think Oprah Book Club for normal SF/F readers.

The books for this month will be announced on my Periscope later today.

We’ll of course continue to put up our slates for major awards and there will be a 2nd annual Ribbit Awards next year (the 2nd most prestigious award in science fiction). The Happy Frogs are just getting started and gaining momentum.

If you’re going to Libertycon, you’ll for sure want to pick up a Happy Frogs t-shirt and a Make Science Fiction Fun Again hat (if you area one of the many people who already have one, make sure you pack them!). It’s going to be epic. No one’s done what we’re going to do at a sci-fi convention before!

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Those Who Attack Right-Leaning Art Are Destructive To Our Movement

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We are in a budding movement. It’s still small and still in its infant stages. We are up against a culture that is lockstep with a fully controlled news media who will print anything in order to promote their culture, and likewise will ignore and diminish ours at every turn. They have a fully controlled big-production industry from comics to publishing to movies, to where they can promote their big names and brands with millions of dollars of advertising revenue, they have Big Tech who will censor our content so it can’t be seen by others and promote who they want to be stars, and they also have a collectivist-thinking legion of fans who are all 100% in lockstep who will attack us on the social level and give “reason” for the three big corporate arms of their media empire to shun us.

It’s overwhelming.

On our end, there are several loose independent coalitions trying to get things done. Whether that’s ComicsGate, the Conservative Libertarian Fiction Alliance, Castalia House and its circle of creators, or others, there are very few of us still in the scheme of things, and we’re all Indy’s, even those of us who are minor internet celebrities.

Whenever I have a story blow up big in the media, which is becoming more frequent, I get detracting comments. “Why would you associate with ______?” “Why are you promoting _____?” “Don’t you care about ______ that ______ allegedly said once?”

I almost always mock these comments or ignore them. I will not attack fellow creators on the right ever. We’re already under immense pressure from above. We’re being banned from conventions en masse. We’re being blacklisted from publishers by threats from industry professionals. There’s no way you can ever get me to talk smack about someone who’s struggling as an independent to create art and make it against these insurmountable odds.

Every time you do it, you are holding our movement down.

I know it sounds counter intuitive, as the media will lambast Person X and make them look really bad! If only we had respectable creators, well then they couldn’t lambast and that’s what we need, right?

It’s wrong. No one on our side is respectable to their media machine or legion of groupthinkers. No one is even HUMAN on our side according to them. So what if we have some ideological differences? So what if the artistic project isn’t my cup of tea? It’s not like it’s some giant corporate promoted propaganda, it’s an independent person doing it on their time, taking enormous risk.

I’m only here to lift up the movement. I don’t care about disagreeing with someone on minor matters, I don’t even care if I love the product they put out. There’s personal reasons their product is done the way they want — that’s what art is all about. Sometimes there’s financial reasons that it looks or feels a certain way as well.

So I urge you, if you don’t like a book or whatnot or someone on our side, don’t say anything.That’s the best you can do. You’re not obliged to promote everything, but don’t squash this movement in its infancy.

Attacking on that level is destructive to us. It is in fighting while the mainstream major media laughs and ridicules and further tears us down. I’m human. Of course I don’t like every person in our movement, but you’ll never see me trying to tear them down in public. It’s crucial we all follow this suit and create our platform to counter the degenerate mainstream culture. It’s time to win.

If you like my thoughts and if you’re down to check out my books, read my award winning novel For Steam And Country. Like anything, it’s my art, but a lot of other people think it’s some of the best of our movement so far. Check it out here.

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Livestream Facebook Live With Trans For Trump Erin Sith!

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We’ll be doing a livestream 8 PM PST Thursday May 17th, tomorrow night. Follow her on FB to get the notification and make sure you don’t miss it, will be blasting the link everywhere when we go live (facebook doesn’t do advance stream links).

Erin is a civil rights activist with a focus on the 2nd amendment, a very important culture warrior in our fight for equality and justice for people on the right who face discrimination and threats of violence from alt-left internet trolls. Tune in tomorrow. Erin is also extremely brave by being a member of the trans community speaking out on behalf of Trump. She is the Candace Owens of the trans community and more people need to see her message for equality’s sake.

I look forward to speaking with her tomorrow night about the wave of conservative bannings in the arts, as well as her activism work.

Erin has also very kindly offered to escort me to Bay Area Science Fiction conventions in the future for my safety’s sake. Thanks Erin!

Support my streaming, blog, comics, and writing. I produce a lot of good product every month and this is the way I monetize it. Subscribe to my patreon today and join us in changing culture for the better.

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SJW Insanity Goes Deep: Right Wing Furries Attacked and Deplatformed

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There’s no geek area that’s safe from being under constant attack if you’re a conservative. Even furries, a very niche subculture where people dress in animal-themed suits to create their “fursonas” aren’t safe. One would think given the anonymous nature of being a furry, and how collectively they are under constant attack and ridicule from everyone else that they would stick together, but being a conservative is too high a crime even in those circles.

Yesterday, Fur Affinity, a popular furry art site, banned several people based on a new “code of conduct” in which they applied purely based on political affiliation. Popular right wing furries were removed from the site, along with many others who are center-libertarian leaning.

What they had in common was their right-leaning tendencies on their public twitter profile. The site in other words went and searched for furries on the right and did a crackdown based on identity, not necessarily anything that was going on on the site. The standard they listed, QuQu noted on his blog, was not applied to openly ANTIFA furries, and so it was entirely a move to try to harm and shame conservatives.

This is harmful to furries because art is a large way they roleplay with their fursonas. The artistic aspect of furdom is a very large component of what they do, and if they can’t have access to popular artists because of a site’s discriminatory policies, it harms their ability to participate in the community as a whole. As such a small sub-section of people already, this ostracization is in a lot of ways worse for furries than it is for comic or book writers who are being attacked.

It’s going too far. At this point, it’s full on civil war on the left — with their intent to silence conservatives in culture as a means to influence the 2018 midterm elections. It needs to stop and civil rights need to be respected. We will be fighting for our furred brothers and sisters, and standing with them in the cause. Enough is enough!

If you like furred creatures, one of the most popular characters in my award winning steampunk novel, For Steam And Country, is Toby the Ferret. He’s actually really important to the plot. You’ll have to check it out to see why.

 

 

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New Federalist Article Detailing Abuse Conservative Creatives Receive

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Sorry I’m a little late this morning. Have a new article up in the Federalist about the Jawbreakers comic and the blacklisting involved and my notifications have been out of control.

Read the article here.

And if your’e from the Federalist, I’m primarily a science fiction writer who’s been harassed out of conventions because of the SJW mobs. I’m doing my best to fight back by speaking out and community organizing so we don’t have to face this kind of rampant discrimination in the future. Buy my books and support the cause! 

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Bestseller Larry Correia Removed As Guest From Origins Game Fair Over Politics

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Breaking news.

Only a few hours ago, Origins Game Fair released their announcement of their guests of honor, among which was New York Times Bestseller, mega-successful rockstar writer, Larry Correia.

Immediately, SJWs took to the comments to harass and libel Correia, calling him a litany of names as is the standard fare given to conservative or libertarian authors.

Not even a day went by before the convention lost its mind and caved, uninviting Correia:

This is unequivocally over political stances as it’s about “personal views that are unaligned with philosophy.” Larry Correia is a center-right figure, and the convention has now targeted him over unspecified views. Good luck getting them to clarify which views are offensive.

Origins has followed Con Carolinas and Wolrdcon on this path where they are trying to deplatform anyone who’s even remotely on the right. This needs to end now.

We need to get active and fight back against these collectivist groups who think they can silence us. It’s an epidemic and it’s escalating to proportions we never thought possible. The incivility of the left is going to keep pushing until we make sure this is deemed unacceptable.

Boycott Origins. Demonstrate outside of it. Email the con and tell them what you think:

John Ward – Executive Director
ed@gama.org

Angela Ward – Deputy Director
award@gama.org

Dominique Thobaben – Social Media and Marketing Manager
media@gama.org

Ian Hall – Sales Manager
sales@gama.org

Jessica Davidson – Administrative Assistance

admin@gama.org

Paul McGraw – Events Coordinator
events@gama.org

Patti Brendlinger – Finance Assistant
office@gama.org

Kelly Hyme – Convention Coordinator
convention@gama.org

Don’t let them get away with this any longer. This has happened too many times and our civil rights to speak, be authors, and live in a free society is at stake.

If you like my blog, support my fiction. My sci-fi novel The Stars Entwined is getting rave reviews, event though I’m blacklisted from every major publishing house because I stand up to the bullies in the industry. I write compelling books that are fun, and it scares them. Check it out. 

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Book Blast: The Stones Of Silence by Peter Grant

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Peter Grant is a man who has my utmost respect, and is a wonderful author. He penned one of my favorite books, Brings The Lightning, which won the CLFA Book Of The Year Award last year (of which my book, For Steam and Country is the winner this year). So he’s a man I like to keep company with.

He made a name for himself originally with his very successful Maxwell Saga in science fiction, which I consider to be a Nathan Lowell-style earn-your-keep adventure. I don’t know if there’s a name for it, but it’s working hard and doing the right thing and becoming a man… in space. A fabulous book series.

He’s finally back into space opera / military science fiction with this latest effort, after dabbling in Westerns and Fantasy, and it’s bound to be very exciting as Peter keeps getting better at writing with each release. And congrats to Peter for already cracking the top 3,000 of all of Amazon!

Check it out here.

The secret is out – the Mycenae system is the hottest new mineral find in the spiral arm. Now it’s about to become ground zero in a gold rush by every crooked company and asteroid thief in the galaxy.

Andrew Cochrane, with his crew of the finest veterans and cunning rogues, have an even better scheme. They’ve conned the owner into hiring them as a mercenary security company to defend the system. With no oversight but their own, Cochrane’s Company plans to seize the richest pickings for themselves.

But nothing ever comes easy. If they want to keep their loot, they’re going to have to outwit and outfight every smuggler, bandit and renegade after the same prize – and their boss, too!

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They Blacklisted Richard Meyer, Now What Do You Do As A Fan?

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Over the weekend, the big news broke that big names in the industry put pressure on retailers, fans, and Antarctic press, over Richard Meyer’s new book, Jawbreakers, which is one of the biggest successes in comic history on the crowdfund level. Antarctic Press caved and won’t publish the book. But what does this mean globally?

I started to see the Twitterverse piece together what I’ve been saying all along in some circles, and the message needs to spread. It’s time to let Marvel and DC go.  

These companies have spent decades riding on Stan Lee and others’ properties from the 60s or even before, not coming up with new ideas, but rehashing the old in a never ending train of nostalgia. It’s not producing good work, original work, or interesting work. And moreover, for the last decade, these companies have been politics first, product second.

Chuck Dixon and Brett R. Smith (Brett is Jawbreakers’ colorist) have both warned for years that these companies blacklist over politics. Now we’re seeing the ugly reality naked in front of us.

You can’t both support Richard, Chuck, Brett, and others and simultaneously give your hard earned dollars to these Disney and Warner Bros. movie licensing machines. They don’t care about comics at these houses, they don’t care about you as fans. They don’t want you as fans as they’ve told you dozens of times.

I know it’s hard, believe me. I read Spider-Man for decades too. I dropped the book after One More Day and kept coming back periodically hoping it would get better. It’s a habit that’s hard to break like cigarettes. But the Peter Parker being written now isn’t even the same character of my youth. He doesn’t act the same, he’s not married like he was, there’s no reason to care. Moreover with Nick Spencer primed to take over the book — Marvel told me they’re happy to stick a middle finger in my face with the guy who made Cap Hydra and has called fans all sorts of terrible things on Twitter.

And Cap himself? The symbol of America and patriotism? They put Ta-Nahesi Coates, race baiter and extreme identity politics advocate on the book. How could they allow that when they’re telling us at the same time they’re making changes and they are going to care about us again?

It’s because it’s done with a wink in the industry, while making their phone calls to black list anyone who disagrees on the political angle. They constantly call you harassers and evil people, because you want good comic books that are fun and without extreme politics all over the pages. Why do you keep supporting that system?

It has to be torn down completely. There is no minor change to these companies. They have such deep pockets, even minor sales changes don’t matter to the scheme of things. They’re movie machines that happen to produce a monthly side product for you to throw money at.

Doomsday killed Superman.

Mephisto killed Spider-Man’s soul.

There is nothing left. Find indie creators you love, support them with all your heart and all your funds. It’s time for revolution in comics.

I’m working on getting my own comics out, and am putting out a lot of prose fiction on Patreon, working hard every month. I need your help. Even at $1, it’ll send messages and help me to get my quality product out. I’ve got a lot waiting in the wings. My shorts come out every month at $3/mo, and people are saying it’s really good work. Check it out and help the cause.

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Speculative Faith Article: Let’s Talk About Sex

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Speculative Faith, a Christian magazine dedicated to SF/F writing for Christian authors had me write an article. As sex is such a crucial plot component to The Stars Entwined, I decided to write about what I’ve seen in the Christian genres, and gave my thoughts on the place of sex in fiction.

Sex is a difficult topic in the Christian book community. A lot of readers demand pure, PG or even G rated content, and understandably so. But does sex have no place in Christian-authored work?

Often, Christian readers come out with pitchforks when the topic of sex is remotely broached in fiction.

Read more here.

If you’re intrigued, do check out The Stars Entwined. You’ll be… satisfied.

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Friend Friday: V.R. Konner On Overrepresentation of Minorities In Fiction

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Today we have a wonderful guest, V.R. Konner, who is an author and graphic designer responsible for the maps which will be in future installments of the Baron Von Monocle universe books. He stops by the blog today to talk about his experience in writing, and how he avoids the trope of overrepresentation which is used just to signal politics by so many authors.

I have noticed a creeping disease in Speculative Fiction. Ranging from simple over representation of specific demographics (that are only 2% of the actual population), to outright propaganda.

For example, socialism will never work because there’s always going to be that one job no one wants to do, and you expect us to believe someone’s doing it without pay? That it’s for the betterment of society? That he’ll grow as a human by scrubbing toilets?

Or how there’s a lack of male role models on these shows. If there’s a white straight male, he’s the bad guy, or at least of dubious morals. Westworld Season 2, for example; the only main white guy is the capitalistic black hat who is out to kill everyone for his own selfish reasons. The other white guy is a supporting character for the white woman who is on a mission of RIGHTOUS VENGENGE. The other female lead is out to save her daughter. And no surprise, she’s being helped by a pair of white guys in tow. The only good guy who has a main role is the poor confused African American robot caught in the middle, trying to hide his identity, least he is executed for who he is.

Another example is Star Trek: Discovery, aptly initialed STD, with the evil white Lorca, who has studied war, WAR, WAR! He’ll stop at nothing to get his way! Everyone is expendable! Then there’s the ditsy airhead white girl. But the gay guy is like SUPER SMART and sassy and he’s one of the heroes and they work together to save the poor mistreated tardigrade that is being abused by the Federation. Which, did you also notice the Federation is a little more gray in its morality? Of course, the heroine is a woman, colored, full on Mary Sue, and is oppressed by everyone. Even the vegan alien oppresses her. The most evil character of all, The Empress, is redeemed. An evil Klingon turned into a straight human kills the gay doctor, but even he gets his redemption, by following the Heroine of Color. And that’s not even touching on the obvious racist overtones of the Klingons, with their “Remain Klingon” chant. Remember, the directors flat out admitted they were representing conservatives.

Then there’s the Walking Dead quoting from the Quran. Awww, how adorbs. Quran quotes inspired the lead character to turn away from his evil sadistic vengeful ways, and forgive his enemy. They even had the white boy die to save a Muslim. Symbolic? Probably more so than some curtains being blue.

And don’t even get me started with the disaster of Disney’s Star Wars.

What we consistently see is the demonization of certain “identities” that hasn’t been done since the 50’s. A blatant and racist forced characterization that white straight men are evil, greedy, and care for nobody but themselves. Imperialistic and war mongering. GONE are the days of The Original Star Trek where people worked together in spite of their differences. Now, everyone’s differences are at the forefront, in the audience’s collective faces, and its only by following the hierarchy of modern day victimhood can the not quite so good guys succeed. Why do I say not quite so good? Because they aren’t. Everyone is now morally gray. The bad guys aren’t REALLY bad, they are just misunderstood. The good guys aren’t GOOD, they just have a different point of view. We need to compromise with our enemies.

Remember, “If we kill our enemies, they win.”

It is with all this in mind that I set out to write a book that showed the follies of socialism, the benefits of capitalism, the dangers of unbridled mass migration from a culture that is diametrically opposed to ours, and how a wide range group of people can work together without a care over the personal specifics of their “identity.” Yeah, the hero in my story may be a bit of an anti-hero, he might do things that are distasteful, but there is no doubt he is the GOOD GUY. The bad guys are THE BAD GUYS. I wrote the book I wanted to read. Our society needs an end to identity politics, and the idea that certain groups of people are automatically virtuous or despicable based on some minor characteristic.

Oryan’s Pact is the fruit of 2 years of my life dedicated to this idea. That capitalism can lift the poor, that working together for a common goal in spite of our minor differences is the only way we as a species can succeed.

Support our friends! You can buy Oryan’s Pact here. 

Three centuries after the Third World War, conflict has erupted once more. The forces of Earth are not respecting the rules of engagement, and the leaders of Mars are too cowardly to bring their superior firepower to bear. 

When Commander Jack Oryan and his Mars Orbital Defense crew are convicted of war crimes against Earth, they’re given a choice: redeem themselves by taking on a poorly planned mission for their bloated government, or rot in a reeducation facility. With tempers on edge and wavering loyalties, can Oryan find a way to complete their suicidal task?

 

 

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