2016 was a good year for us  (if not for U.S. democracy, the rest of the world, and the environment).

In our first half-year, in 2013, this blog received 2,500 hits; in our first full year, 2014, it received 8,000; in 2015, 9,800; and in 2016 the number jumped to 14,900.

We also hit 400 subscribers in December; had our best month ever in that same month, with over 2,100 hits; and had our best week ever, last week, with just under 1,000 hits.

Our 10 most popular posts in 2016 were:

  1. Anarchist Science Fiction: Essential Novels
  2. Alcoholics Anonymous Does More Harm than Good
  3. A very brief History of Calypso and Soca Music
  4. Back to the Terrifying Future: Sci-Fi E-book Giveaway
  5. A very brief History of Country Music
  6. God’s Thug: Brigham Young
  7. A very brief History of Funk Music
  8. Alt-Country Player Al Perry
  9. Review: The Martian, by Andy Weir
  10. Homecoming for Mormon Missionaries

During the coming year we’ll continue to post daily (well, we’ll try) on music, politics, science fiction, religion, atheism, cults, science, skepticism, humor, and anything else we think is interesting and that our readers might enjoy.

Over the coming month, we’ll post an excerpt from our upcoming title, Venezuelan Anarchism: The History of a Movement, by Rodolof Montes de Oca, reviews of two new sci-fi novels, Ken Macleod’s Insurgence and Robert Charles Wilson’s Last Year, more on the “Russian hacking” affair, more interesting and marginally useful Internet crap, and a good old fashioned Religion Roundup.

Be on the lookout for another e-book giveaway sometime reasonably soon.

 

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  1. Sara says:

    Hi Chaz, i just read the Mormon homecoming post and want to say how much i appreciate your putting this stuff out. i downloaded the book recently and will read it. i nearly married a fallen Mormon in the 90’s and came to know a lot about Mormons and developed some strong feelings about it all – duh – and it is so good to have someone saying stuff that i have felt for so long and so strongly. i continue to enjoy many of your posts and book recommendations too. you are a great asset. happy 2017 Sara EdelmanPS BTW i am an editor and if you ever need some editing or know of any work please let me know where it is. (i didn’t think of this til just now, it’s not why i wrote!) Thanks! Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind. – Theodore Geisel

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    • Hi Sara,

      Thanks for the kind words. As for Mormonism, I’ve seen how destructive it is in the lives of ex-Mormon friends. The worst part is the shunning after they wise up and quit. It’s very painful, and my closest friend (a bass player I played with for many years) killed himself as a result of losing his family.

      More on the other things in a separate e-mail.

      Thanks again for the kind words.

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