Look at this.
I mean, when the short story category has Space Raptor Butt Invasion and gay alien dinosaur erotica, and the other has those? What the heck?
Let's face it: the one about Gene Wolfe shouldn't be a problem. Gene Wolfe is an awesome author. Having been on a panel with him, I can verify that he is an amazing person. Can't see one thing that would be a problem about it.
Jeffro? Funny, it wasn't that much of a problem last year, was it? Not a toxic swamp then, was it?
SJWs Always Lie: Taking down the Thought Police, and Safe Spaces as Rape Room .... yeah. That's interesting. Both are about challenging rampant PC idiocy storming the universe.
Then there's The Story of Moira Greyland.
Who's Moira Greyland? I had no idea. Even when I tripped over her in a Writer group on Facebook, her post was "Wow, I have a Hugo nomination!" I asked her if she knew about Puppies, she did, and it ended with her making suggestions about how to SWAT her in another Sad Puppies Bite Back if I did that .... and I might ...
That was it. No idea who she was, where she came from, nothing. Call it a lack of curiosity, or apathy, or maybe I was busy.
How bad could this be?
Then I read Brian's blog entry.
Yeah. Moira Greyland is the sexually abused, frequently raped daughter of Marion Zimmer Bradley -- author of The Mists of Avalon, worshipped by the PC crowd, because "feminism" -- who enabled (and joined in with) her husband in raping young Moira.
Sooo..... George Rape Rape Martin, do you have a problem with The Story of Moira Greyland because she's taking one of the sacred cows of your "Fandom" and making a stake out of her? Is that your problem? Because frankly, making a rape victim a punching bag because she kicked over the rock that you and people like you hid MZB, her husband, and creatures like them?
So if the entire field is a toxic swamp, you have to wonder about Martin hating a book about Gene Wolfe, who is a brilliant fantasy author (who writes for Tor). Or Martin hating Appendix N this year, but not really last year...but hey, he works for Vox, so of course he hast o hate them.
The anti-PC books, we're not really surprised about.
But The Story of Moira Greyland? Really?
Ahem ... Dear George RR Martin, the only reason to hate this story is because you didn't want to hear the truth about a rapist in the midst of your depraved, vile gathering of corrupt, contemptible people who would let rape happen, turn a blind eye to rape because of politics. Screw you.
Stronger language is probably illegal. Because trust me, I want to throw rocks.