Sad Puppies 3: were they contacted?

Do Authors need to be contacted when you recommend their work? Only if you know that the other side plays dirty.

Brad R. Torgersen

From the keyboard of George R. R. Martin:

Also… really, when you come down to it, this whole “were they contacted?” thing is a false issue. Torgensen says he contacted almost everyone, but missed a few. Some of his slate say no, they never heard from him… but does it really matter? I have been trying my damndest to get Alan Lee and John Howe nominated for Best Artist for years, and I never asked if I could. This year I wrote a long post about the brilliance of STATION ELEVEN and why it should be nominated in Best Novel, and I never contacted Emily St. John Mandel to ask if I could. I will not condemn Brad Torgensen for failing to do what I never do myself.

George is on record stating he dislikes the SP3 slate, as a thing. Not the contents so much, but as a…

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