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John Ringo's Ghost wins the Preditors and Editors poll for best romance novel (no link). Yes, it's a prank. A non-existant novel won for best sf/f.

An exerpt from the book: http://www.livejournal.com/users/nihilistic_kid/706931.html

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writersweekend
Jan. 17th, 2006 06:07 am (UTC)
Yeah. I used to take P&E at face value, until I sent them a blurb about Writer's Weekend and they changed it from "An international conference for writers of genre fiction" to 'Looks like a romance workshop' or words to that effect. After ten emails, they still hadn't changed it.
burger_eater
Jan. 17th, 2006 10:22 pm (UTC)
Whatever it is that drives him to do good stuff, drives him to do some other, stranger stuff, too.
writersweekend
Jan. 18th, 2006 01:53 am (UTC)
Good point.

::Must remember to factor in random drivenness when assessing relative evil of people who do mostly good...::
burger_eater
Jan. 18th, 2006 04:27 am (UTC)
Maybe there's an algebraic formula somewhere...

:)
amberdine
Jan. 18th, 2006 02:40 am (UTC)
As far as I can tell, the folks at Baen are pleased...
burger_eater
Jan. 18th, 2006 04:26 am (UTC)
I can't imagine why, unless they don't know it's a prank.

Or maybe they committed the prank themselves?
geniusofevil
May. 6th, 2013 04:08 am (UTC)
OMG I FOUND IT!!!!!

THIS IS WHO I WAS THINKING OF! (i have no idea why he doesn't have 'bean' in his name. waaaay off the mark on that one. i would not make a good witness)

http://burger-eater.livejournal.com/985642.html?thread=5260842#t5260842

And somehow I had read this, but it says it was only posted 3 years ago which can't be right:

http://hradzka.livejournal.com/392471.html

Edited at 2013-05-06 04:10 am (UTC)
burger_eater
May. 6th, 2013 04:27 am (UTC)
Ugh. You had to remind me of this!
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    Oh, yeah, excellent point.
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    The creepiest part is that some of them are actually well meaning.
  • 14 Jan 2019, 19:08
    Yeah. It's godawful what people will do when they have authority and no fear about using it.
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