Dan Simmons’ Facebook comment mocking teenaged environmental activist Greta Thunberg, who recently spoke at the U.N., is now removed, however, screencaps were shared and many sff writers and fans have tweeted their dismay.
Simmons is a World Horror Grandmaster and past winner of the Hugo (for Hyperion), World Fantasy Award, Bram Stoker Award, British Fantasy Award and Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award.
Here is a full screencap.
Here is a sampling of the reaction.
- Jeff VanderMeer
- Stina Leicht
- Ilana C. Myer
- Adam-Troy Castro
- Paul Tremblay
- Robin Johnson (the game developer, not the Australian fan)
- Sarah Pinborough
- Richard Webb
- April A. Taylor
- Paul Weimer
- Ellen Datlow
- Laird Barron (in a public Facebook comment)
Kinda surprised so many people are just now figuring out that Dan Simmons is a crank. He’s never hidden the fact.