So a map called "The United States of Shame" is making the rounds by listing what your home state is worst at. Since I was born and raised in Alabama, I'm less than pleased to be from the nation's stroke capital.
But the good news is I now live in Ohio, where the worst that could be hung around our neck is that we're the nerdiest state in the union. I mean, compared to being the bestiality state, the dumbest state, or the state with the ugliest residents, I have no problem embracing Ohio's nerdhood.
I'd also like to point out that Ohio is home to a number of other science fiction writers, including Tobias Buckell, Kameron Hurley, Geoffrey A. Landis, Paul Melko, Mary A. Turzillo, and John Scalzi. It's quite likely that our combined nerdhood helped bump Ohio over the top in this category. So if you live in the Buckeye state, thank your local science fiction author. We may have kept Ohio from being known as the state with the most mobile homes.