History Question

Has anyone had ever been kicked out of SFWA before?

It occurred to me as I read the comments about Amal El-Mohtar’s call for the expulsion of Theodore Beale to wonder if this would be a first? No one I asked could think of a prior example.

The only membership controversy anyone remembered involved a proposal to give Stanislaw Lem an honorary membership, an entirely different issue.

At the least, this must be a very rare case in the history of SFWA.

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3 thoughts on “History Question

  1. SFWA has circumspectly acknowledged the “concerns” expressed about a nameless member.

    Many of you have contacted us recently about your concerns regarding the actions of a SFWA member, including the recent misuse of the sfwaauthors Twitter feed. The Board has been engaged in a discussion of the various responses the organization may offer. Any action we take must conform to our bylaws and procedures, and will take time. Be assured that the Board is not idle on this matter, but must be deliberative to assure that any action is fairly reached and correctly implemented.

  2. Here’s a possible response for the SFWA board:

    “I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.”
    -attributed to Voltaire

    Not very PC, but still I like it……

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