The time has come, the walrus said… Except it was actually the huge manatee, and what he said was “HOON!”
Because yes, it is time to start Sad Puppies 4 in Earnest. And Houston. And Philadelphia. And Back-o-Beyond. You get the idea.
Nominations will open in January 2016, and probably close in March (the closing date hasn’t been officially announced). I’m planning to have The List posted mid to late February (depending, as always, on just how feral my work schedule happens to be). Recommendations have been trickling in, but we need more. MOAR!
Next week, I’ll be starting a series of category posts, starting with the more obscure award categories and working my way towards Best Novel. There’ll also be more news showing up periodically on the Sad Puppies website (which is about to get rather more active than it’s been), and on Facebook.
In the meantime, we can all bask in the warm glow of the knowledge that Sad Puppies have gone mainstream and appeared on Jeopardy. Okay, they got the name wrong (“Puppygate”? Really. Watergate was named for a freaking hotel you twits. Appending -gate to something does not automatically make it a scandal. But I rant…), but still. It’s the big time, baby!
And if all goes as planned, the real Puppy Gate will be at Worldcon in 2016 keeping the eager hordes at bay. Or something.
(Worldcon Puppy Presence Preview…)