brni (brni) wrote,
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brni

Text & Subtext

There's a bit of a firestorm that happened over the past couple days over a rejection letter that an author was inconsiderate enough to post to Teh Intarwebs, wherein the editor in question commends the author's understanding of Islamic tradition, and says that he “did a good job of exploring the worm-brained mentality of those people.” He then goes on to tell the author that he is unlikely to find a market for this story, because “most of the SF magazines are very leery of publishing anything that might offend the sheet heads.”

Original Texte & Commentaries to be found at:

http://ktempest.livejournal.com/322772.html
http://matociquala.livejournal.com/1407107.html
http://ladislaw.livejournal.com/21325.html?thread=61261#t61261
and, since the full text of the letter was redacted by the poster, it is now available elsewhere:
http://shemale.livejournal.com/101742.html

Further, there's a very interesting response post by Toby Buckell - http://www.tobiasbuckell.com/2008/07/09/uncool-man-just-uncool/

Interesting reading.
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