James Bacon e-mailed to let me know he has written a post for the Forbidden Planet blog, “Women and Science Fiction? Are You A Misogynist?”
It’s a suavely-phrased tribute to any number of novels by women authors he’s read, enjoyed and now recommends. One of them is available free online — always the right price for fans.
There’s just one thing missing. That loaded word in the title, misogynist, never appears in the body of his article.
The Russian playwright Chekov’s wise advice applies to occasions like these: “If in the first act you have hung a pistol on the wall, then in the following one it should be fired. Otherwise don’t put it there.”