(Mostly) Non-SF blogger endorses PC self-censorship of certain SFWA writers
February 11, 2014 § 3 Comments
Cover LetterThe OF Blog Chief Editor Larry is about to institute a politically correct form of self-censorship for The OF Blog. Non-attached (and not below) is a petition that I myself have crafted supporting this self-censorship. It does not include any of the email exchanges between me, myself, and I, along with none of my self-commentary. I showed this to a rabid squirrel who asked if he could pass rabies on to a few unlike-minded people who signed some other petition. I of course agreed.What began as an article is now a petition to halt the anti-batshit insanity of myself. We are just beginning to seek out further signatories for rabies infection and I hope you will agree with our goal, enough to sign on to the petition.The first four names at the bottom of the document not posted are Enrico Palazzo, Basil Marceaux, Ross Perot, and Jethro Q. Walrustitty. Jethro Q. Walrustitty has asked that I add that he believes this to be an important silly issue and hopes you will sign.I hope you will agree with us and add your nameto theirs, but if not I certainly understand.
That’s around the appropriate level of gravitas that such tripe as this deserves. But on a serious note, it is nice to see which SF writers not to read, at least for a good long while. Pity that Gene Wolfe is one of them, but I’ve felt little desire to read his latest works after the mediocre offerings of the past few years. And this concludes my brief thoughts on the latest SFWA-related round of silliness.