I’ve never been one to shy away from calling people what they are. And I can’t shy away now even though I’m only a tiny guppy in the SF/F pond.
What I’m about to link you to, in case you don’t know, has been going on for quite a while. These are professional people, some of whom I’ve met.
Some of them I used to respect.
What am I talking about? Well, they’re calling it Racefail ’09. Actually, they’re calling it a whole lot of things, but I like that term. It’s got people angry. And for good reason. Me trying to condense this SF/F fan/writer/editor/publisher shit storm into a coherent synopsis is beyond my puny mortal ability. Fortunately, you can read an excellent summary about it here.
As for myself, if you’ve read my blog for even thirty seconds you know which side of this I come down on.