Join the Insect Army!

General Scalzi has summoned all insectoid sci-fi/fantasy readers and writers to enlist in the never-ending battle against the dark forces of stupidity, sexism, bigotry, and all-around unpleasantness. I, for one, am ready to join, offering up whatever aid my meager writing skills may bring:

(And if you need a bit of background on this particular fight’s messy origins, check out herehere, and here).

Whatever

“The problem is that the ‘vocal minority’ of insects who make up the new generation of writers don’t scramble for the shadows when outside lights shines on them—they bare their pincers and go for the jugular. Maybe it is a good thing that SFWA keeps them locked up. The newer members who Scalzi et al. brought in are an embarrassment to the genre.” — (name withheld) on SFF.net, during the recent unpleasantness.

Heh heh heh.

I realize, of course, that the person who wrote the comment above meant “insect” as an insult. But what do we know about insects? They are numerous, adaptable, highly successful as a class, and, when they put their mind to it, absolutely unstoppable. No wonder this person seems absolutely terrified.

As it happens, I have for a long time said that there are three types of writers: dinosaurs, mammals and cockroaches. Dinosaurs are the writers…

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