The editor of this collection stopped by our reading group to say, "You guys really should read this… I would love to hear your thoughts."
When someoneThe editor of this collection stopped by our reading group to say, "You guys really should read this… I would love to hear your thoughts."
When someone asked why the table of contents was so unbalanced (only 1 female author out of 20), the editor started attacking straw men instead of responding to comments, culminating in an exchange that looked like this:
Our group member: "Why do you assume that including a woman's work in your collection would force you into accepting "substandard" work? Do you seriously think that women do not write spec fic as well as men, or that there aren't just as many women writing excellent work as men? SERIOUSLY?"
The editor: "In my experience, yes. What is your experience in editing spec fic anthologies or magazines? Zero?
As I thought..."
Which I thought was an interesting way to respond to people whose thoughts you specifically requested. I guess he forgot to specify he wouldn't accept anything but positive thoughts!...more