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Monday, June 29, 2020

Another day, another scandal

Today's scandal du jour wafting out of the fetid freakshow that used to be called science fiction and fantasy stars two overrated mediocrities, Elizabeth Bear and Scott Lynch:
I was groomed and abused by Scott Lynch and Elizabeth Bear for several years.

For a long time, I never wanted to talk about this in public. I didn’t want anybody to know about this. I only began rethinking yesterday and I was still considering what to do about it, but… apparently I don’t have that luxury anymore. Additionally, I’ve recently heard some new  information about their abusive behavior towards other people--young women, usually baby writers who do not have established careers, girls they had mentorship relationships with--and frankly SOMEBODY has to be brave enough to speak up first, or these young women will continue to be hurt and intimidated into silence, just as I was.

This is terrifying to write. I’m afraid of career repercussions, for one. I’m also alarmed at the potential threat to my physical safety: Lynch and Bear live 15mins away & know how to get to my house. I spoke to my roommate about comfort levels with me speaking out, and we have prepared for the possibility that they could confront me in person.
It goes on and on and on without ever saying very much of significance, which tends to prove her claims of having been mentored by Bear and Lynch. On the plus side, however, it does explain why mainstream science fiction and fantasy are all but unreadable these days.

Scott Lynch's response is pretty much guaranteed to get his book contracts canceled, despite his having dutifully performed all the required ritual genuflections before the SF-SJWs.
I have read the June 25 statement made by Alex Rowland on their website, and while it contains much that I would consider merely heavily edited, it also contains statements that I consider to be outright lies and defamation.

I will be responding in more detail as promptly as I possibly can, and I will also be inviting them to back, modify, or delete the statements that I consider actionable.
It's really not that hard. The more enthusiastic the fan, the further you should keep them away from you and everyone you know. And that goes double for any female fan who shows any signs of being attracted to you.

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64 Comments:

Blogger Daniel June 29, 2020 1:05 PM  

"Baby writer???" is that the SFPedo version of mommyblogger?

Blogger Chris Lopes June 29, 2020 1:21 PM  

According to the original statement, Bear launched preemptive strikes against the young lady at least a year ago, indicating she knew there was a problem. This doesn't let the young lady off the hook of course, she willingly engaged in a physical relationship with a married man after all. It does though point out Bear is more concerned with protecting whatever rep hubby has than in being screwed over.

Blogger SDH June 29, 2020 1:25 PM  

She's not as fat as I thought she'd be.

Nonetheless, so brave.

Blogger Phelps June 29, 2020 1:26 PM  

25 year old adult fucks known married man, claims to be victim. All caps, "I'M THE VICTIM."

I kinda get the whole sharia law thing. I don't agree, but I understand.

Blogger Reprehensible Adam June 29, 2020 1:29 PM  

Gross.

Blogger bramley says "Enoch was right" June 29, 2020 1:37 PM  

I have read the June 25 statement made by Alex Rowland on their website

They live

Blogger Tom June 29, 2020 1:38 PM  

I guess I can consider myself lucky I never heard of either Bear or Lynch. But after looking Bear up on the internet, I can see why her husband goes for younger, prettier girls.

Blogger Unknown June 29, 2020 1:49 PM  

Scott's response doesn't sound [i]too[/i] bad actually. Almost sounds like he's hitting back. At least he didn't go for some blubbering flowery apology (as we know, never apologize).

A shame the Locke Lamora books will likely never be finished. He's another one of those like GRRM - started strong but could never really follow through.

Blogger MagisterLudi June 29, 2020 1:49 PM  

The case for the Pence Rule grows stronger every day

Blogger Cloudbuster June 29, 2020 1:51 PM  

Ah, the modern moment, when interpersonal relationship woes become "grooming" and "abuse."

Blogger Azure Amaranthine June 29, 2020 1:52 PM  

"And that goes double for any female fan"

Triple when pronoun f***ery is involved.

Blogger Paulito June 29, 2020 1:53 PM  

Her podcast is called "Be the Serpent". You'd think she'd be okay with corruptors.

Blogger Tars Tarkas June 29, 2020 2:04 PM  

This is a straight up power play. The people who claim to be in fear and intimidated but put on a "brave face" anyway are nearly always bullies who know all too well that instead of potentially closing professional doors will in fact blow the doors off so she can march in and steal everything in it. She is in no danger of these people making the 15 minute trip to her house. What she wants is for someone else to make that trip to their house. She wants to put them in physical danger with spurious accusations of failing to heed the narrative.

Whatever she is alleging to have happened is most certainly a lie.

But I'm glad she and others like her are burning it to the ground. That is what needs to happen.

Blogger Basta Con La Droga June 29, 2020 2:05 PM  

I'm not buying AR's poo for a minute. And I'm not a fan of the couple of authors mentioned in that...er...raving post.

Blogger Tars Tarkas June 29, 2020 2:06 PM  

Additionally, I’ve recently heard some new information about their abusive behavior towards other people--young women, usually baby writers who do not have established careers, girls they had mentorship relationships with--and frankly SOMEBODY has to be brave enough to speak up first, or these young women will continue to be hurt and intimidated into silence, just as I was.

Literal babies? "Girls"

I thought these were brave and empowered women!

Scifi and fantasy is loaded with cowards who will enable this and who will play along in an attempt to be eaten last.

Blogger VFM #0168 June 29, 2020 2:16 PM  

SDH wrote:She's not as fat as I thought she'd be.

Nonetheless, so brave.


Rowland's website says the pronouns to use are "They/Them!" Whoopsie

Blogger Basta Con La Droga June 29, 2020 2:22 PM  

Out of curiosity, I checked out AR's offerings on GR, and...https://ibb.co/phrFJ8h

Blogger The Scribe June 29, 2020 2:46 PM  

From her website:

Alexandra Rowland is the author of A Conspiracy Of Truths, A Choir Of Lies, and Finding Faeries, as well as a cohost of the Hugo Award nominated podcast Be the Serpent, all sternly supervised by their feline quality control manager. They hold a degree in ....

Good grief, she's using a plural pronoun for herself. Let's correct this ...

Alexandra Rowland ARE the authorS of [books I'll never read] ...[of course Hugo Award] ... all sternly supervised by their [of course she has a cat]. They hold a degree in ....

Gonna be SJW virtual-signalling stoopid, be grammatically correct stoopid ....

Reading through her Twitter feed and the replies is every bit as bad as you'd expect. Literally shaking, so stunning, so brave.

Looking at her picture, she's prettier than I expected, BUT, those eyes, truly, the windows to the soul. As Christ said, a whitewashed sepulcher.

Blogger Bellomy June 29, 2020 3:06 PM  

She was a 25 year old who did not live with the people, had no reason to repeatedly be around, and was not forced to contact them...claiming to be groomed.

Just 2 creepy people taking advantage of a 20-something'a naivete. Still gross.

Blogger Azimus June 29, 2020 3:11 PM  

For as much of this as I was able to stomach, I understand better than ever how women in general are just not equipped to deal in any way with deceptive predators. They are shockingly, shockingly easy to guilt, dupe, prevail upon, and shame into doing whatever is needed.

Blogger DiGi377 June 29, 2020 3:11 PM  

Baby writers = inexperienced, green writers, usually young women.

Gross how that term took off in those writing circles. Way too much to unpack 😒

Blogger Scuzzaman June 29, 2020 3:31 PM  

YouTube locked a popular chess channel yesterday, during a livestream. There's no official reason given yet, but lots of speculation about white vs black talk being picked up by their AI. I'd put my money on rogue insider SJW but who knows if we'll ever know? Nothing they say can be trusted anyway.

Ditto for both this bimbo and her mentors. "Open marriage" talk is an admission of guilt by all three of them.

Blogger Haus frau June 29, 2020 3:53 PM  

"25 year old adult fucks known married man, claims to be victim. All caps, "I'M THE VICTIM."

I kinda get the whole sharia law thing. I don't agree, but I understand."


She's 25 and wants to claim she was "groomed" as if she was 10? How do these women hold this self image of themselves as a hapless 10 yr girl side by side with being a strong, independent woman every bit at competent and capable as a man?

Blogger Mother Country June 29, 2020 4:00 PM  

Hints for ambitious young ladies named Alexandra, male pro SF writers and their aging wives: 1) If the pro writer tells you he is in an open marriage while his wife is out of the room, he's lying. But admit it, you thought he would leave her, marry you, and you could ride his coattails to the Hugos. 2) Scott Lynch needs to run out to the jewelry store right now (don't forget to wear your mask) and buy Elizabeth some nice earrings. And 3) if Elizabeth would lose some weight, dye her hair, put on some lipstick, blusher, and smile this sort of embarrassing stuff might not keep happening. Just sayin'.

Blogger Ray - SoCal June 29, 2020 4:03 PM  

Agree on the Pence Rule.

And he even admitted on Twitter to a relationship:
>polyamorous relationships

Blogger thechortling June 29, 2020 4:16 PM  

More #metoo BS. She spread her legs for economic benefit and is now complaining about it? Someone else on here indicated it's because they just didn't get paid enough.

These sudden onset morality syndrome have a Christian word: guilt.

Instead of repentance, we see blaming, shaming and "ididndonuffin" transference to the person of Power over them. I guess they were bewitched and under a spell (no Christian explanation being acceptable but an occult explanation would be rather hip and trendy).

Blogger Azimus June 29, 2020 4:24 PM  

OT: AWESOME TO SEE THE 2020 BOOK LIST! I probably missed it up to this point, but glad to see it! You seem to be reading some f-ed up stuff, but I've never read any of the title's so I will comment no farther. My next book will be "Name of the Rose" at your recommendation.

Is Starswarm a good sampler for Jerry Pournelle? If not, does another title come to mind?

Blogger Xellos June 29, 2020 4:35 PM  

Aw yeah, this thing. When three crazies come together, then have a falling out and it's actually the fault of sneaky white supremacists like everything these days.

Blogger Rattlesnake_Kid June 29, 2020 4:39 PM  

Azimus wrote:For as much of this as I was able to stomach, I understand better than ever how women in general are just not equipped to deal in any way with deceptive predators. They are shockingly, shockingly easy to guilt, dupe, prevail upon, and shame into doing whatever is needed.

You're the one that got duped this time.


Haus frau wrote:How do these women hold this self image of themselves as a hapless 10 yr girl side by side with being a strong, independent woman every bit at competent and capable as a man?

Whichever image preserves and serves them in a given situation is their primary identity in that context, while the other is given credit for the former "being able to navigate the problem". Women are solipsistic and are rarely able to see anything relate to their choices except justifications. Applying, and expecting, the male perspective of personal accountability and internal contradictions is pointless.

Blogger CarpeOro June 29, 2020 4:39 PM  

A pox on all their houses. When you chose to eschew traditional societal morals (which all three did), don't expect the progressive societal morals to protect you. All the prog-soc-mor is there for is to destroy and deny the traditional morals.

Blogger Jeroth June 29, 2020 4:41 PM  

Molyneux finally banned from YouTube.

Blogger rikjames.313 June 29, 2020 4:45 PM  

Back when there were paperback books commonly sold, I would pick up Bear's books at B&N, read the blurb, and set them back down and think 'meeh, maybe next time'. Now I am kind of glad it was never next time.

Blogger Skyler the Weird June 29, 2020 4:46 PM  

Is Rowland her real name? She appears to be trying for the J.K. Rowling look. Since Liz Bear looks like a Tranny she must be going full on Harry Potter Transphobia.

Blogger Lawman June 29, 2020 4:53 PM  

Why do ugly people always spend so much time discussing their sex lives?

To ask the question is to answer it.

Blogger Akulkis June 29, 2020 5:07 PM  

>> "Baby writer???"

Because a "strong, empowered, independent woman" is an oxymoron.

Blogger Br1cht June 29, 2020 5:11 PM  

This is indeed a blessed time, watching the abusive, mentally unstable "saints" squirm challenges the petty side of me to not glut the soy smelling accusations and contra-accusations.

It´s not a pretty side of my person so I´ll contain my glee with only a "Huzzah" and mayhap some pop corn.

As always, hail the Supreme Dark Lord! May his throne of sculls be kept with sufficient soy infused sculls that we may see it breach the singularity and scour this plane of these deviants on it´s on, per SDL´s order of course.

Blogger Akulkis June 29, 2020 5:18 PM  

>> For as much of this as I was able to stomach, I understand better than ever how women in general are just not equipped to deal in any way with deceptive predators. They are shockingly, shockingly easy to guilt, dupe, prevail upon, and shame into doing whatever is needed.

Almost like, for their own safety, they shouldn't be allowed out in public, nor to visit anybody without a parent, brother, husband, or other chaperone.

Blogger Doktor Jeep June 29, 2020 5:58 PM  

Notice how SJWs are not to quick to apologize. They know what will happen.

Blogger Azimus June 29, 2020 6:00 PM  

29. Rattlesnake_KidJune 29, 2020 4:39 PM
You're the one that got duped this time.


You may be right, in this case. I for one don't have the desire to climb far enough down the rabbit hole to know with certainty.

But you must see the truth of the generalization - women are manipulated quite easily emotionally. That is why, by and large, they were given the right to vote.

Blogger rikjames.313 June 29, 2020 6:27 PM  

Ahhhhhh....

https://alumnius.net/truman_state_univers-8719-18#id255978223

Blogger furor kek tonicus ( i'm not shocked Bubba Wallace got outsmarted by a garage door ) June 29, 2020 6:51 PM  

"the second and third lines of Bear's book Seven for a Secret: "The secret to lying is to believe with all your heart. That goes for lying to yourself even more than lying to another." "


2. Chris Lopes June 29, 2020 1:21 PM
the young lady


preferred pronouns are "they / them". is it tranny or just a Millenial female being current year?

because Elizabeth BEAR Wishnevsky(((?))) feeling threatened because her husband is screwing a tranny is pretty funny.


23. Haus frau June 29, 2020 3:53 PM
How do these women hold this self image of themselves as a hapless 10 yr girl side by side with being a strong, independent woman every bit at competent and capable as a man?



as Vox points out, they know perfectly well that they are lying hypocrites.

which is why it's better to heckle and humiliate them than it is to bother trying to reason with them.

reason / Dialectic presupposes that the party on the other side is debating in something approaching good faith.


Blogger furor kek tonicus ( i'm not shocked Bubba Wallace got outsmarted by a garage door ) June 29, 2020 6:53 PM  

actually, looking at Bear, i'm not sure that all three of them aren't just queers.

Blogger furor kek tonicus ( i'm not shocked Bubba Wallace got outsmarted by a garage door ) June 29, 2020 7:09 PM  

oh for crying out loud:
"His only chance to save himself rests with the skills he has honed for decades – tell a good story, catch and hold their attention, or die."

did Alex catch your attention? are "they" holding it?

then, according to "their" own formulation, "they" should probably die.

Blogger bramley says "Enoch was right" June 29, 2020 7:16 PM  

She looks like this girl:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XiP6h9cNyHg

Blogger xavier June 29, 2020 7:40 PM  

Same here. I've never heard of either. So no big regrets here.

Blogger Nihil Dicit June 29, 2020 7:42 PM  

Just 2 creepy people taking advantage of a 20-something'a naivete. Still gross.

Bollix. She knew exactly what she was doing. Anyone who's been on this planet for a quarter century can't retreat behind the "naive" defense, especially in the "anything goes" cesspit of modern American and internet "culture". Delusion, sure, but that's a totally different state of affairs.

Blogger Nihil Dicit June 29, 2020 7:47 PM  

@40 - "Don't wave a carrot at her! She needs to keep her mouth closed for a good picture."

Blogger Nihil Dicit June 29, 2020 7:52 PM  

He has threatened limited nuclear release in response to such. If it comes to that I hope he realizes that we here in the South should get a pass. I hope.

Not how nuclear attacks work. Anyone in the Western hemisphere, even if spared a direct strike, would suffer grievous consequences. The Eastern hemisphere wouldn't exactly be rolling in clover either.

Blogger flyingtiger June 29, 2020 11:03 PM  

This is not like the dark side of Avalon. Rowland is 25, an adult. She comes of like a prostitute who thinks she should be paid more.

Blogger John Rockwell June 29, 2020 11:08 PM  

Phelps wrote:25 year old adult fucks known married man, claims to be victim. All caps, "I'M THE VICTIM."

I kinda get the whole sharia law thing. I don't agree, but I understand.


The way they are taking it 39 year old females will be considered "children" very soon. And only getting with 40 year old women would be considered not "grooming or "abuse"

Blogger Servant June 29, 2020 11:48 PM  

If you suck a dick to become a writer, actor, producer, etc., all you become is a dick sucker.

Locke's friend in the book is Uber nice guy extreme and has sex with a black woman. Set piece romances are boring, especially when they are there to virtue signal. Also exotic poison that you need regular doses of antidote for is that DM tier plotting.

The only interesting thing was the mage guild but he couldn't even come up with a convincing reason to not turn him inside out. People who lie cheat and steal tend to end up trying to breathe through extra holes. Takes more than lynch has to pull it off. Should have just started to play board games with will Wheaton like rothfuss.

Lynch was moderately successful does he have like, negative game or is this some word bloodline thing?

Blogger Azure Amaranthine June 30, 2020 12:17 AM  

"These sudden onset morality syndrome have a Christian word: guilt"

It's not even as honest as sudden guilt. It's sudden greed and the thought that she can get away clean with it.

Blogger JamesB.BKK June 30, 2020 12:18 AM  

No instructions on what to do with fans that add "-Pooh" to some variant of your handle or name? They've gotta be third sub-level at least.

Blogger JamesB.BKK June 30, 2020 12:21 AM  

Not how nuclear attacks work. Anyone in the Western hemisphere, even if spared a direct strike, would suffer grievous consequences.

Recent photos of Hiroshima bear this out?

Blogger Jon D. June 30, 2020 12:29 AM  

Elizabeth Bear gave me death threats on twitter 2 years ago. I had no idea who she was and suddenly it was there. About the creepiest person I've ever seen. I have no doubt this is real.

Blogger Akulkis June 30, 2020 1:50 AM  

>> Rowland is 25, an adult. She comes [off] like a prostitute who thinks she should be paid more.

That's because she is.

Blogger Damelon Brinn June 30, 2020 7:24 AM  

She knew exactly what she was doing.

Maybe she did; I haven't looked into it. But in a decent society, it wouldn't be either/or. A decent society wouldn't encourage women to use regret-rape charges to settle scores. But it also would sanction those who use fame and wealth to entice starry-eyed fans into corruption.

Blogger Nihil Dicit June 30, 2020 7:43 AM  

Recent photos of Hiroshima bear this out?

Because a "limited nuclear release" with modern thermonukes, against any American city, is going to be exactly like the pissant firecrackers they dropped on Japan.

Blogger John Rockwell June 30, 2020 11:14 AM  

Damelon Brinn wrote:She knew exactly what she was doing.

Maybe she did; I haven't looked into it. But in a decent society, it wouldn't be either/or. A decent society wouldn't encourage women to use regret-rape charges to settle scores. But it also would sanction those who use fame and wealth to entice starry-eyed fans into corruption.


All fornication outside of wedlock ought to be sanctioned. This will deal with this problem.

Blogger Tiny Bunch June 30, 2020 12:09 PM  

>>which tends to prove her claims of having been mentored by Bear and Lynch

Thank you for that.

Blogger Silly but True June 30, 2020 1:46 PM  

In high school, I believed the Crucible to have been a cautionary fictionalized allegory of McCarthyism.

That was until I became aware of the weird pedoworld of liberal sci-fi/fantasy authors. Now it's clear that it can be an instruction manual for those who want to be part of the solution.

Blogger flyingtiger June 30, 2020 6:10 PM  

#54
As Miles Browning asked, "Why are the stone buildings still standing? There is more to the story.

Blogger Happy Camper June 30, 2020 10:57 PM  

Ah, I remember the huge kerfuffle with Bear and Racefail.

Should have been a warning that censorship was coming for anyone who engaged in Wrongthink, no matter how ideologically pure they'd been up till then.

Remember Moon getting the boot b/c she wrote the truth about Muslims?

Blogger weka July 01, 2020 1:29 AM  

Adam from MythBusters has just been accused.

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