brni (brni) wrote,

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:
and, since the full text of the letter was redacted by the poster, it is now available elsewhere:

Further, there's a very interesting response post by Toby Buckell -

Interesting reading.
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