Sad Puppies, John Scalzi and Larry Correia feature in a new Wall Street Journal piece “The Culture Wars Invade Science Fiction” by Michael Rapoport.
Mr. Scalzi likens the Puppies’ campaigns to the backlash that women and minorities have faced in other geek-culture arenas—notably “Gamergate,” the videogamers’ campaign widely associated with threats against feminist videogame critics.
But Larry Correia, another Sad Puppies organizer, doesn’t see the Puppies’ campaign as a backlash against diversity. “That’s a narrative they came up with to try to discredit us,” he says. He and Mr. Torgersen have distanced themselves from Mr. Beale’s extreme views, but the Rabids are “still fans, they’re still people, their votes still count.”
In an e-mail, Rapoport says a slightly shorter version will appear in the Review section of Saturday’s print Wall Street Journal.