Promising to do to Science Fiction What Gawker Did to Celebrity
There’s a new blog out today called io9, edited by Annalee Newitz, from the same folks who brought you Gawker, Defamer and Valleywag, and which will, presumably, write about science fiction and its creators in the same way as the those previously mentioned blogs write about New York celebrities, LA movie stars, and socialtarded Silicon Valley millionaires. I’m not entirely sure the world is ready for breathless tidbits about how people spotted such-and-such science fiction writer at such-and-such convention (“ZOMG! [X] was at the hotel bar! He was pudgy, had a beard and wore a Chthulu t-shirt! He was polyamourlicious!”), but perhaps some good will come of it.
(And look, they covered the Creation Museum report during their beta-testing. The writer is disappointed that I made up the fact that Rodan came from the ancient continent Rodinia. Hey, it’s no less true than most other scientific facts in that particular museum.)
Just as a warning to Newitz, et al: The moment you start thinking you’re too clever for the room is the moment we set the hounds on you. And by “the hounds” I mean the folks at Fandom Wank. Oh yes. They are so very ready.