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Re: HACKMATICS! (Formerly "Anderhack rants and raves!")

Postby Kojiro » 25 Nov 2010 18:01

Freakzilla wrote:Awards

Blindfold: 1996 preliminary Nebula Award nominee
Resurrection Inc.: nominated for Bram Stoker Award
Ground Zero: #1 on The Sunday Times best seller list and voted "Best Science Fiction Novel of 1995" by readers of SFX magazine
Guinness World Record for "Largest Single Author Signing" (previously set by General Colin Powell and Howard Stern)
Novels with Beason: nominated for the Nebula Award and the American Physical Society's "Forum" award
Ruins: on the New York Times best seller list (The first X-Files novel to do so) and voted the "Best Science Fiction Novel of 1996"
Young Jedi Knights Series: New York Times best sellers, winner of 1999 Golden Duck Award (middle grades) for excellence in science fiction.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kevin_J._Anderson#Awards


Those are "awards?" How the hell are nominations "awards?" Golden Duck? Meh.
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Re: HACKMATICS! (Formerly "Anderhack rants and raves!")

Postby SandRider » 26 Nov 2010 03:14

well now, he did win that award for "Best Comic Book Hacked into a Novel" from the Greater Boulder Mens' Gardening Society ...

wait, no ... he tied somebody for it ...
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Re: HACKMATICS! (Formerly "Anderhack rants and raves!")

Postby Sev » 27 Nov 2010 14:07

I think it's high time we started a 'KJA reBUTTal thread' in which we put the facts to Keith's lies.
That "my novels have won or been nominated for most of the major awards in my field" quote is complete and utter bollocks, as TheDukester has already pointed out, and the "I can point to the fact that 47 of my books have hit national or international bestseller lists, including 19 on the New York Times list" quote isn't any better.
The facts on this one, though, are a little harder to come by, as who knows what the bloody hell he means by 'international bestseller'?? He blogged in the distant past, when down under, that a SaggySuns book had topped a chart there - in his sad little mind does that count?
The New York Times list is a little easier to check out - and, what do you know, he's talking bollocks again. If you take the the NYT List as being the 15 best-selling hardbacks, which most people do, then I make it that he's had 13 on that list, for an awe-inspiring total of 36 weeks! (The Da Vinci Code was #1 on the list for 57 weeks by way of an unfair comparison)
Here's a breakdown:
Title-------------------Weeks on Chart----Month/Year---------Highest position

Darksaber (Star Wars)------3--------------10/11-95-----------------12
Ruins (X-Files)-------------2---------------6-96---------------------14
Ai! Pedrito! (with LRH)------1---------------7-96--------------------15
House Atreides------------4---------------10/11-99-----------------12
House Harkonnen----------4---------------10/11-00-----------------8
House Corrino-------------4---------------10/11-01------------------8
Butlerian Jihad-------------3---------------10-02--------------------7
Machine Crusade----------2---------------10-03---------------------7
Battle of Corrin------------4---------------9-04----------------------9
Hunters of Dune-----------3---------------9-06----------------------3
Sandworms of Dune-------4---------------8/9-07--------------------4
Paul of Dune--------------1---------------10-08---------------------11
Winds of Dune------------1---------------8-09----------------------15

So, of the 13 - 10 are McDune 'collaborations' with Bobo (note the diminishing returns), 1 is the most ridiculed Star Wars book ever, 1 is an X-files book, and 1 is a 'dead author collaboration' with L. Ron Hubbard that the massed ranks of Scientologists presumably bulk-bought in their thousands, for one week. Not an original novel in sight, not that any of those get anywhere close to a hardback release...

So, once again, the 'facts' state that Kevin J. Anderson lies out of his FAT ARSE.
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Re: HACKMATICS! (Formerly "Anderhack rants and raves!")

Postby Freakzilla » 27 Nov 2010 14:15

Note how the "weeks on chart" and "highest" drop as the McDune books continue. :lol:
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Postby SandChigger » 27 Nov 2010 14:23

:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:


Yeah. And aren't they going to be happy when that drop is NOT halted by a midcourse series change-oh-switcheroo! :lol:

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Postby TheDukester » 27 Nov 2010 16:36

Good research there, Sev. Another nail pounded into the coffin of Keith's "best-seller" claims.

I'd wondered if maybe the first Saggy Suns book snuck onto the NYT list, but apparently not. So 100-percent of Anderhack's NYT appearances are based on the work of other authors. What a farce.

As far as the international thing: yes, he'll gladly claim any list, anywhere. He's like the scene at the end of Spinal Tap, where Nigel returns to inform the band that one of their old singles is like #18 in Japan for no apparent reason.

What's amazing is that Keith just doesn't get that this sort of thing is about half the reason he's so universally loathed. He's a self-promoting buffoon who manipulates statistics and brags endlessly about accomplishments that aren't his.
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Postby Apjak » 29 Nov 2010 10:54

Some F'tarded writer-guy wrote:Yes, the snobs who see an author’s byline on too many book covers over the course of a year may assume that the novels are rushed or sloppy, when in fact the author may well have spent as many hours or more on each manuscript as a one-book-a-year, part-time writer does.


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Postby SandRider » 29 Nov 2010 11:25

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Postby Ampoliros » 29 Nov 2010 14:18

Simple math eh?

100+ books, divided by 0 awards....

That equals Hack right? Am I right there? Or is it Deluded Fool. Or both. Or maybe half of each.

What that they say about doing the same thing over and over again and getting the same result?

So the snobs take 1 year to write a book, which may or may not be good. The Hack takes 11 weeks to write a book that will not be good.
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Postby SandChigger » 29 Nov 2010 14:42

Ampoliros wrote:100+ books, divided by 0 awards....


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Postby SadisticCynic » 29 Nov 2010 14:59

:lol: I just knew that pic was coming.
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Postby SandChigger » 29 Nov 2010 22:48

;)


What's funny is that the other way around it actually works as an award-productivity efficiency metric.

0 awards / 100 books = 0 award-books

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Postby SandRider » 29 Nov 2010 23:37

amp wrote:So the snobs take 1 year to write a book, which may or may not be good.


Frank wrote:When I was writing Dune ... there was no room in my mind for concerns about the book's success or failure. I was concerned only with the writing.
Six years of research had preceded the day I sat down to put the story together ...
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Postby SandChigger » 30 Nov 2010 09:05

Well, we already knew that KJA really has no respect for FH. It's all just been lip service. And now that he's closing in on having written twice as many Dune books as FH.... :roll:
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Postby inhuien » 30 Nov 2010 11:36

SandChigger wrote: And now that he's closing in on having written twice as many Dune books as FH.... :roll:
Which of course means he's twice the Author Frank ever was. :puke:
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Postby SandChigger » 01 Dec 2010 00:42

Of course! Compared to The Writing Machine, Frank Herbert was just a scribbler. :roll:
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Postby inhuien » 01 Dec 2010 04:55

You're right, for instance, I was rereading the plowboy interview on T (A) U last night and he presented himself as a thoughtfully individualistic individual. I was flabbergasted, how are the legions of mediocrity to feel self-satisfied when he selfishly promotes such composed enlightenment.
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Postby SadisticCynic » 02 Dec 2010 12:36

I read that again recently as well. It's so good! Must bother myself to join T(A)U sometime...
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Postby Omphalos » 02 Dec 2010 13:24

C'mon down!