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  •  John Ringo is a disgusting schmuck. (2+ / 0-)
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    Aunt Pat, dejavu

    I enjoyed reading a number of his books, but then I ran into Ghost, where he revels in his obnoxious hateful attitude.  I won't touch anything with his name on it, now.

    As for conservative SF, wouldn't Orson Scott Card qualify?  His work, I will continue to read.  Nothing he's written since Ender's Game has risen to that level, but it's still good.

    I am become Man, the destroyer of worlds

    by tle on Tue Sep 25, 2012 at 07:15:42 AM PDT

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    •  OSC had one novella in particular that dealt with (1+ / 0-)
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      Conservative and religious themes, where pain and free will are removed for one population.  I like his writing but his essays on current events are so homophobic and triumphalist that I refuse to buy it.  He's a very aggressive Mormon, btw.

      In capitalist America, bank robs you!

      by madhaus on Tue Sep 25, 2012 at 08:08:08 AM PDT

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      •  I'm still convinced that OSC is gay and closeted (2+ / 0-)
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        some other george, madhaus

        and too brainwashed, sorry, bound up in his fringe religion's culture, to admit it. Or maybe he was leaned on by the elders to keep the gay thing under wraps or lose his family and everything he held dear.

        I won't buy his books new, but the used bookstore gets money from me for used copies - since he won't benefit from those sales.

        "Compassion is not weakness, and concern for the unfortunate is not socialism." - Hubert Humphrey

        by Killer of Sacred Cows on Tue Sep 25, 2012 at 06:12:19 PM PDT

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