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OK, sometimes 'they're both from the same country, they must be the same person' *is* valid
james_nicoll
I think this has reached the point where nothing new on any side is going to get said and I would like to reclaim 'recent comments' for other subjects so I will be freezing this when I get home tonight

This might affect the author's rebranding except as far as I can tell editors already knew and didn't care.

Does anyone remember what, if any, repercussions there were from Blish revealing himself to be noted critical gadfly William Aethling, Jr.?

I have no idea what Nick means by shenanigans but this bit?
Unfortunately it means no Hugos or Campbells for her.

The odds of her winning a Not a Hugo Campbell Award were always slim because authors get exactly two rolls of the dice for that one but there's the other Not a Hugo Campbell for the novel John W. Campbell would have been least likely to buy while alive and I can assure you if Campbell ever bought a story from a woman from Asia, I am completely unaware of it.

The Hugo, who knows? There was a lot of cane-shaking at Rowling for sullying the grand traditions of our genre with books the general public actually wanted to read and yet she got a rocket.

[A note: due to problems with spam, I have to personally unscreen all anonymous comments and since it is Thanksgiving I cannot promise to be superdiligent about doing that for the next couple of days]

Also posted at Dreamwidth, where there are comment count unavailable comment(s); comment here or there.

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Re: She's not a horrible person in real life.

Threats of bodily harm really have no place in critical assessment of artistic work. And hey, when I was 19 I got death threats myself. To this day do not know who was behind them, but they scared me off a whole line of work. I sent an early message of sympathy to the author, due to my default assumption that people are telling the truth.

Then (since I'm flat-on-my-back sick anyway) I spent the next two days researching. And now I am very, very angry.

What is so difficult about the notion that we don't threaten or wish harm on creators of work as we are critically assessing it? And yes, there are double standards (the nerd-rage pose goes unquestioned for white males more often than for other demographics) but for heaven's sake, an asshole is an asshole is an asshole.
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