John Scalzi Is Not A Very Popular Author And I Myself Am Quite Popular
|Title:||John Scalzi Is Not A Very Popular Author And I Myself Am Quite Popular [parody]|
|Creator:||Theophilus Pratt (Author, Editor), Alexandra Erin (Editor)|
|Date(s):||August 26, 2015|
|Fandom:||Science Fiction Fandom|
|External Links:||Amazon link|
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John Scalzi Is Not A Very Popular Author And I Myself Am Quite Popular: How SJWs Always Lie About Our Comparative Popularity Levels is a parody book, written in reaction to Puppygate and Vox Day's book SJWs Always Lie: Taking Down the Thought Police, as response to the 2015 Hugo Awards Puppygate controversy.
The author of the parody is listed as Theophilus Pratt, but is widely believed to be the listed editor, Alexandra Erin.
Vox Day's book was unintentionally published with two Chapter Fives; John Scalzi Is Not... was published with three. One review on Amazon says,
- At barely $1 per chapter five this book is incredibly good value. Pratt could increase the price by at least 10 times and it would still have more chapter fives than John Scalzi's "The End of All Things"; which, as Theophilus Pratt eloquently proves, nobody has ever read.
Audiobook Charity Drive
Scalzi agreed to record an audiobook if $2,500 in donations were raised for Con or Bust; over $10,000 were raised, and the book was released on his website, both as a 40-minute complete book and in separate chapter files, in August 2015, and are available for free downloading.
Pro-Vox Day Parodies of the Parody
The conflict kicked off a series of parody anti-Scalzi anti-SJW ebooks: Amazon.com has become a new activist platform, as reported on the pro-Vox Day Brietbart.com.  These include:
- John Scalzi Banned This Book But He Can Never Ban My Burning Love: A Pretty, Pretty Girl Dreams of Her Beloved While Pondering Gender Identity, Social Justice, and Body Dysmorphia
- SJWs Never Lie: Censorship is Tolerance! Freedom is Slavery! Ignorance is Strength!
- John Scalzi is Not a Rapist: A Respected Grand Master of Science Fiction Refutes Certain Allegations Made by a Devoted but Mistaken Fan
- If you were an SJW, My Love
- John Scalzi: A Love Poem While I Was High And Dreaming of Him
- Discussion at File 770 site (August 27, 2015)
- The other side of the story: Vox Day Book Turns Amazon Kindle Store Into Battleground at Breitbart.com
- Reddit has some history
- Parody or Defamation? Legal analysis at Popehat (spoiler: it's parody)
- Teleread's take on ebook wars
- ... barely $1 per chapter five this book is incredibly good value. Amazon review by "verified purchaser", retrieved 2015-10-03
- Charity drive for Con Or Bust, dated 2015-08-27, retrieved 2015-10-03
- The other side of the story: Vox Day Book Turns Amazon Kindle Store Into Battleground Dated 2015-09-02. retrieved 2015-10-03