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Dark Horse harbored dark secret: harassment

By Paul St John Mackintosh
October 3, 2015 // 0 Comments

Ron Perlman stars as Hellboy. Photo credit: Columbia TriStar Films Dark Horse Comics, the group behind such wonderful series as Hellboy, the Mass Effect comics, etc, etc, may unfortunately have harbored a dark secret for years: a physically abusive editor-in-chief. According to a report in comics [...]

Marion Zimmer Bradley was a child abuser – says her own daughter

By Paul St John Mackintosh
June 11, 2014 // 77 Comments

Every so often, the question of a writer’s life versus their work comes up – specifically, whether the value of the work mitigates, or even has any legitimate connection with, the wrongs they committed, endorsed, or sympathized with in their life. For instance, does Pablo Neruda‘s [...]

Sexism in Genre Publishing: The debate grinds on … and on

By Paul St John Mackintosh
July 12, 2013 // 1 Comment

Writers can hardly have missed the recent spat at the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America about sexist attitudes, statements, and behavior at that organization, and in the broader community of cosplay, fan conventions, and general genre buffs. Now, a female publishing professional has [...]

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