E-mails Win Wars!
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’).
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:
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).