Top 10 Stories for March 2022

Two different groups of sff writers have banded together in separate public letters to lead readers in directions they think they should go. One wants to oust China as host of the 2023 Worldcon. Another encouraged the Russian army to “denazify and demilitarize the state of Ukraine.” Posts reporting on those two letters were the two most widely-read here in the month of March. And in a disturbing coincidence, the leading signer of the anti-Ukraine letter is a Chengdu Worldcon guest of honor, Sergey Lukianenko.

File 770 also hosted a letter from an unnamed fan in Moscow, now disillusioned, who asked, “please don’t leave us on our own; fight with us for freedoms.”

And Ukranian fan Borys Sydiuk shared that SFWA rejected a call to boycott Russia. However, two weeks after the Authors Guild and Horror Writers Association had already done so, they did announce “SFWA Stands with Ukraine”.

Here are the 10 most-read posts of March 2022 according to Google Analytics.

  1. SFF Authors Release Open Letter Condemning China as Host of 2023 Worldcon
  2. Numerous Russian SFF Writers Support Ukraine Invasion in Open Letter
  3. Pixel Scroll 3/17/22 If You Can’t Handle Me At My Pixel, You Don’t Deserve Me At My Scroll
  4. Note from a Fan in Moscow
  5. Pixel Scroll 3/11/22 Why Am I The Only Person Who Ever Has That Dream
  6. Patreon Bans Jon Del Arroz for Hate Speech Violation
  7. Pixel Scroll 3/22/22 Captain Pixel Versus The Winter Solstice
  8. Pixel Scroll 3/9/22 And A Scroll Will Never Need More Than 640K Pixels
  9. Sergei Lukianenko Defends Russian Policy Towards Ukraine
  10. Chengdu Worldcon Posts Membership Rates

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  1. SFF Authors Release Open Letter Condemning China as Host of 2023 Worldcon
  2. Numerous Russian SFF Writers Support Ukraine Invasion in Open Letter
  3. Note from a Fan in Moscow
  4. Patreon Bans Jon Del Arroz for Hate Speech Violation
  5. Sergei Lukianenko Defends Russian Policy Towards Ukraine
  6. Chengdu Worldcon Posts Membership Rates
  7. SFWA Rejects Call to Join Boycott of Russia: A Guest Post by Borys Sydiuk
  8. Celebrating The Wonderful Nehemiah Persoff At 102
  9. SFWA Drops “America” From Name
  10. Priscilla Tolkien (1929-2022)

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