The Pulp Revolution & the Superversive SF

After reading the below posts by JimFear138 and Anthony M., I have decided to weigh on this controversy? Dust up?

Let’s Talk “Hard SF”: http://jimfear138.blogspot.com/2017/03/lets-talk-hard-sf.html

No Genre Purity Tests! at Superversive SF: http://superversivesf.com/2017/03/20/no-genre-purity-tests/

Clearing Up Some Confusion: https://jimfear138.blogspot.com/2017/03/clearing-up-some-confusion.html

Full disclosure: while neither group would probably claim me and I think both groups are doing great work, I am closer to the Pulp Revolution in taste.

I want to pick up the battle metaphor that JimFear138 mentions in his blog post “Clearing Up Some Confusion”. The most important thing that the Pulp Revolution & the Superversive SF folks can do is to remember that they have the same enemy. Also…

ALLIES

DO

NOT

SQUABBLE

DURING

THE

BATTLE

Now, sometimes during battle, perhaps an ally tosses a grenade a little bit too close to you, but you would not immediately turn on them, would you? Maybe question them, maybe say “Hey! Watch it!”, but you would not declare them your nemesis and open fire on them. I am not necessarily saying that is happening here, but I want to prevent it. I see the potential seeds of that bitter fruit being sown between these two communities.

I am simply asking each group to have some kindness and grace with each other. Can both sides simply decide to take what the other says in the best possible light and assume the best in each other?

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