In case it is not readily apparent I am one of those straight white guys Chuck refers to in the piece. I am 53 and grew up reading tons of science fiction and fantasy. I still read some though my main focus these days are crime, mystery and thriller novels. Sad to say, it was not until I started seeing all the flack Mr. Wendig was getting over his recent book that I even thought about the lack of diversity in the science fiction/fantasy world.
I feel pretty stupid for not seeing it before. I am paying attention now and I hope other folks are too. It is 2015 and we can and should do better. Period. Go read the piece. It is important.
About That Dumb Star Wars Boycott (Chuck Wendig on TerribleMinds)
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