Anyway, I don't know what I love more: the attempts to crush dissent:
(face book warning):
I am sorry for the Clarke chair and jury, whose reward for what I know has been months of hard work is to be called incompetent in print.
I am sorry the committee invested months of work to produce a subpar short list, and I sorry that a good part of this is that they had a doleful set of books to choose from. I am also sorry there's a school of thought in SF that seems to think criticizing outcomes of award selection is wrong.
Or the mind-reading acts:
When I look at this year’s shortlist, what I see is not an honest selection of the best SF novels of 2011, but a political decision to promote what is known as core or heartland SF at any cost, regardless of literary quality, regardless of how far the work goes to promoting speculative fiction as a credible artistic movement.
Also posted at Dreamwidth, where there are comment(s); comment here or there.