Comments: John Scalzi joins the ranks along with the snooty comicbook writers

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Scalzi's childish actions online (he also abused his position as SFWA head to attack fellow authors that he and one of his cronies deemed to be "sexist.") have disgusted me to the point that I will NEVER buy any of his books.

His most recent novel, Redshirts, apparently won a Hugo Award, even though it was basically just glorified Star Trek fanfiction.

Posted by Carl at December 21, 2013 06:35 PM

Trimnell tells us to NOT boycott Scalzi, or anyone else, with whom we disagree: http://onewordtrimnell.blogspot.com/2013/12/when-debating-profane-and-puerile.html

I'll have to disagree with Trimnell on that one, I'm afraid.

Posted by Hube at December 21, 2013 06:48 PM

Scalzi also demanded that science fiction conventions that invite him as a guest implement sensitivity, etc. policies that would open them up to huge lawsuits if enforced. He even started a movement to that effect among his peers.

Posted by Jeff the Baptist at December 21, 2013 08:06 PM

I hadn't heard that one, Jeff. Unreal.

Posted by Hube at December 22, 2013 08:15 AM

Unreal indeed. I'm not a convention goer, but I would not want to go one that was frequented by or knuckled down to Scalzi's politically correct demands, that's for sure.

Posted by Carl at December 28, 2013 08:51 PM