Monday, August 20, 2012

Quick! Save the Pearls!

So when Weird Tales posted an editorial this morning about how a book where black people had taken over the world (and dystopianized it) and were hunting down a white minority (from whence came the heroes) was totally anti-racist, I assumed it was a joke and moved on. Apparently it's not (here's a fun breakdown of the book and why it's kind of a problem), and Ann VanderMeer has left effective today. NK Jemisin is also putting up her story that ran under the VanderMeers for free, so that you don't have to buy any back issues of Weird Tales to get to it.

Edited to Add: And io9 is saying they're facing a boycott. Man this happens fast. 

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