Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Can you unjump a shark?

The story so far:
  • Victoria Foyt published a dystopian novel where white people are an oppressed minority
  • Many of the things in the book and promotional materials are widely deemed to be extremely racist
  • Just as the reaction started to settle down Weird Tales' Marvin Kaye declared Foyt's book was totally not racist and they would be publishing an excerpt in the next issue (cached version here).
  • Many authors pulled their stories from Weird Tales and much was said about how badly it the mag has sucked since changing hands about a year ago (and firing all the good editors).
  • Weird Tales' new publisher John Harlacher says: Oops, I take it all back. And deletes Kaye's post. (A little more about the whole thing here).

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