Hello everyone, and Happy Sunday.
This past weekend, several women put forward their encounters with a well-known male SFF author, citing his history of manipulation, gaslighting, grooming behavior, and objectification of women in the speculative fiction community. We have read all of the accounts. We are listening to the stories. We stand with the women who have been the subject of this author’s behavior.
In light of these revelations, we have made the decision to no longer publish Sunil Patel’s work. We have removed The Merger from sale, and have canceled all forthcoming short stories and essays with the author.
As members of the SFF community, as publishers, and as women, we cannot in good conscience support this author’s work any longer.
If there are any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us directly.
This Week on The Book Smugglers
On Monday, we kick off the week with our stop on the official Gemina book tour–we have a Q&A with Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff.
Tuesday, we celebrate the release of the fourth and final book in the Extrahuman Union series, Extrahumans by Susan Jane Bigelow. We will have a special giveaway, so stay tuned.
On Wednesday, we review Gemina, one of our most highly anticipated books of the year…
And on Thursday, Ana reviews A Closed and Common Orbit by Becky Chambers.
On Friday, Thea closes out the week over at Kirkus with her review of Before You Sleep, three horror stories from Adam Neville, perfectly fitting for this Halloween season.
And that’s it from us! Until tomorrow, we remain…
~ Your Friendly Neighborhood Book Smugglers