I stuck this on the tail end of my last post, but just to call it out again here, the president of SFWA has announced that the petitions going around are a lot of sound and fury, signifying ABSOLUTELY NOTHING. I.e., all the brouhaha that crowd has tried to start is over something that SFWA isn’t even going to do.
Meanwhile, here, have another roundup of commentary! I particularly like these links because they’re saying something I’ve said before myself, which is to say, SF/F as a genre really needs to stop snarking on romance.
H/t to Cheryl on Google+ for alerting me to Mr. Hines’ post.
- As usual, Jim Hines is ENTIRELY on top of this, offering up his own “petition” to an organization to which he does not belong
- Deirdre Saoirse Moen shows some visual evidence that current romance novel covers are often not what they’re reputed to be
- Silvia Moreno-Garcia has some examples of what other professional organizations’ magazines look like