A Few Weird Tales Follow-up Links
Before I get into the links, I wanted to say thank you to everyone for your support and encouragement after Wednesday’s post. I’m declaring comment amnesty for myself because I just couldn’t keep up with them all, but I’ve read and very much appreciated every single one. Thank you!
A number of people have reported that Weird Tales editor Marvin Kaye is responding to and defending himself in emails, but despite the publisher’s claim that Kaye would be making a statement shortly, I’ve not seen anything. That said, the publisher’s post went up five days ago. I know that businesses can’t always respond on Internet time. But I hope we’ll see some follow-up soon.
I was very happy to see #ThoroughlyGoodBooksbyPOC show up as a trending topic on Twitter, at least briefly. Shaun Duke has compiled an alphabetical list of recommended books and authors here.
I had caught Mary Robinette Kowal’s announcement that, in response to the Weird Tales mess, Shimmer was now paying pro rates. What I hadn’t realized was that Kowal was underwriting this rate increase herself. I therefore nominate her for the Golden Platypus Award for Awesomeness.
Elizabeth A. Mancz
August 24, 2012 @ 4:51 pm
Thanks for the update. I’m surprised that Kaye hasn’t said something – but on the other hand, he must be really embarassed. Having looked at part of the on-line ad- I couldn’t stand to listen to it all, I’m surprised the feminists weren’t screaming as well – a young woman rated on her desirability as a mate? Pretty sexist was my first reaction. And not terribly realistic – if most of the human race is gone, you’d think women would be valued as childbearers and the problem would be NOT being forced to mate with someone… Excuse me – puppy chewing on my pant’s leg/ankle — must discourage… Sorry – I’m barricaded into the kitchen with a 10 year old Collie and a three month old Collie puppy who is in manic/chew everything stage. He’ll wear out in a half hour or so, I hope.