Here they are, in order from least to most popular: my top ten blog posts of 2016. Silver Empire calls for submission proved very popular, but they couldn’t beat out scandal and sex appeal. Go figure!
- Number 10: Trump Has Captured the Blue Dog Vote. This proved to be very accurate and a huge component of his 2016 victory.
- Number 9: What Is Superversive Fiction? TL;DR version: the literary movements of the 60s onward has been to add the “warts and all” that the Leave it to Beaver types of the 50s left out. But modern fiction has thrown beauty out, and is now all warts. Superversive fiction is the movement to bring beauty back.
- Number 8: Lyonesse Update – Submissions are Still Open! And the still are! You have successfully funded our Kickstarter campaign, so we will continue accepting submissions for the foreseeable future!
- Number 7: The Accidental Genius of George Lucas – Part 1 seems particularly relevant in light of the mixed reviews of Rogue One. Parts two, three and four are worth a read, also.
- Number 6: Silver Empire Open Submissions as mentioned above, Lyonesse submissions are still open.
- Number 5: Orbital Insertion and Space Combat Tactics – Part 1 Nerdy, but well loved by those who read it. I have converted this series into a single piece essay and submitted it for publication (not through Silver Empire this time). I’m still waiting to hear back on that, but if it gets rejected I plan to self publish it elsewhere.
- Number 4: OPEN SUBMISSIONS – Superversive Superheroes Again, submissions are still open for this project. Please send them in!
- Number 3: Mysterious Stairs in the Woods – Call for Submissions Another case where submissions are still open! Get them in now!
- Number 2: The Perversion of Science Fiction and Fantasy Fandoms I’m glad to see that this post got so much attention, because this problem hasn’t gone away yet.
- Number 1: The Women of DragonCon 2016 This post alone accounts for more than 9% of the year’s blog traffic. It’s easy to see why!
- Silver Empire Open Submissions
- Lyonesse Open Submissions – Holiday Stories!
- Open Submissions – Science Fiction Novel
- Lyonesse Update – Submissions are Still Open!
- Project Lyonesse – Making Short Fiction Great Again