About S. Andrew Swann

S. Andrew Swann is the pen name of Steven Swiniarski. He’s married and lives in the Greater Cleveland area where he has lived all of his adult life. He has a background in mechanical engineering and— besides writing— works as a Database Manager for one of the largest private child services agencies in the Cleveland area. He has published over 20 novels since 1993. Currently he is working on the Dragon* series for DAW books, the first of which, Dragon•Princess, came out May 2014. The second, Dragon•Thief is expected in 2015.

Hugo Addendum

Over at Making Light there’s a serious proposal that seems a lot more constructive than the cries of “No Award” and looks as if it addresses the issue with slate voting. It seems to do so without being anti-democratic, needlessly arcane, or open to too much manipulation. I’d hope, despite the source, that those of the Sad Puppy side might get behind this since it would eliminate the disproportionate advantage given to a block of voters all nominating the same group of works, and therefore, possibly inadvertently, also dilute the consensus group-think that inspired the Sad Puppies to begin with.

IMHO, this proposal goes into the “constructive suggestion” bucket.

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