E-mails Win Wars!

Also, a bit late, but I am a Japanese-Cherokee-German-American and I am #notyourshield.

Using this as a informational link depot for various blog posts relating to the current Sad Puppies/Tor brouhaha.

John C. Wright’s blog is where I first learned that he, I, and all other Puppies, Sad or Rabid, were, in the view of a senior staffer at Tor Books, ‘neo-nazis’ (or perhaps merely ‘unrepentantly racist’).

Cedar Sanderson, among others, has called for an e-mail/letter writing campaign in wake of news that earlier complaints about Gallo’s comment had been dismissed as the mischief of bots and spammers.

L. Jagi Lamplighter has augmented this campaign by collecting photos of fans’ SFF collections (particularly their Tor purchases) in a master post, to demonstrate that we are real fans (with real money), not robots. To this, I contribute the following:

The fact that all the Magic stuff showed up in the background is a happy but accidental consequence of having a messy gaming table. Be advised TOR, John C. Wright is one of the chief reasons you get a chunk of my Magic budget.

The fact that all the Magic stuff showed up in the background is a happy but accidental consequence of having a messy gaming table. Be advised Tor, John C. Wright is one of the chief reasons you get a chunk of my Magic budget.

I don’t have much to add, except that on a personal note, as the grandnephew of four courageous men who overcame actual prejudice in order to go fight actual Nazis (and how! Go for Broke 442nd!), I didn’t much appreciate being labeled ‘unrepentantly racist’ nor a ‘neo-nazi’. But, as Wright said, a pro-forma insult is satisfied by a pro-forma apology, which has been given. At this point, the e-mail/letter campaign should be more focused on letting Tor/MacMillan know just how many people Gallo insulted, and that anyone telling upper management we are just a bunch of robots and spammers is lying. I will also add that this whole thing is a real shame, because Gallo has done a really bang-up job of picking out cover art for Wright’s books (especially the John Harris pieces for the Count to a Trillion books).

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Posted on June 18, 2015, in Geek Thought and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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