FAQ: What is SFWA in charge of?*** 15

Things SFWA is in charge of: The Nebula Awards! Writer Beware! SFWA.org GriefCom! The SFWA Emergency Medical fund The SFWA Bulletin and other publications that say “SFWA” on it like that one awesome cookbook with the super alcoholic Irish coffee recipe in. Things SFWA is not in charge of: Worldcon The Hugo Awards The success or ...

The Flounce Continues: The Flouncening 6

Edited significantly on 4/30 at 1238 because I had my opinion forcibly modified downward and am feeling much less charitable now. I’m not the only one on the “deets or GTFO” wagon. Apparently SFWA already requested evidence as well and Mr. Wright was too much of a “gentleman” to provide it. So again: Deet it or beat it. ...

It’s okay, John C. Wright, you’re pretty too. 16

Remember this fucking guy? He has done a public flounce from SFWA now. It’s delightfully pompous as flounces go, and I highly recommend it if you need a dose of evil glee to round out your Monday. (Though I am forced to wonder why someone who seems so enamored of strict gender roles has decided to ...

I’m glad I’m part of this hot mess. 4

So obviously, kerfuffle, asses being shown, not going to retread that. There’s so much bothering me about the situation I could rant about for days, which could really be summarized by me throwing my hands up in the air and shrieking, “You’re grown damn adults, so act like it!” Meh. I have a really rough ...

You only hate boobs because you hate freedom. 4

Or: the most hilarisad thing I heard this weekend. So, this ties back into the SFWA thing from last year. You know, the bulletin cover that made me sigh profoundly and roll my eyes? And then the wanksplosion that caused me to write a post to specifically say “Fuck you” to Malzberg and Resnick? It ...

Lady [Insert Job Title Here] 12

This may come as a shock, but I am not a “Lady Geologist.” I do not examine women visually and use lab tests in order to understand their physical properties, provenance, and environment of deposition. I have never gone up to a female stranger, hammered a chunk off of her, and sent it to the ...

Dear Barry Malzberg and Mike Resnick: Fuck you. Signed, Rachael Acks 39

I still haven’t gotten my SFWA Bulletin 201 and 202, I’m guessing because I moved recently. However, thanks to lovely people who have scanned the newest mailbox-delivered turd shat from the pale, sagging rumps of Malzberg and Resnick, I know about that at least, and have read it. Gentlemen (and I use that in the ...

Also, Jim C. Hines is awesome in case you didn’t know

The BBC did a cool article about Jim C. Hines and his ongoing series where he tries to pose like ladies on fantasy/scifi covers. Kind of like live action Hawkeye Initiative, except instead of Hawkeye we have a real life SF author, which is infinitely cooler in my opinion. This coming out in the same ...

Sigh. 6

Rescued my SFWA Bulletin from the mail today. And… sigh. We’re apparently celebrating the 200th issue with a muscular barbarian babe in a chainmail bikini with red poofy 80s hair. I know we should celebrate our pulpy genre roots and take glee in them, and I try people, I really try. And the cover is ...