Unless you’re embedded in the science fiction industry like some of us are, you may not have realized that the science fiction and fantasy genres are engaged in a political correctness battle for their souls. Theodore Beale (who also writes as Vox Day) was ejected from the SFWA, a once-respectable writer’s guild which apparently now engages in thought policing. Jonathan Ross, an enormously popular British talk show host and good friend of Neil Gaiman, withdrew from presenting this year’s Hugo award when the science fiction Twitterverse blew up in outrage at his alleged misogyny.
Much has been made of science fiction’s "glittery hoo-haa’s," but the best take on the controversy so far must be this one from Toni Weisskopf, Baen Books’ publisher. Her assertion that fiction reflects the community warrants serious consideration.
— JW
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