Andy Remic tells us that he has coordinated The Science Fiction and Fantasy Ethics Group, a new consortium of speculative fiction writers who revel in sf having a positive outlook. The site will include reviews, articles, interviews, opinion pieces and collaborative fiction. Their mission statement:
The SFFE is a core platform, a hub of authors who have banded together with the aim of celebrating all that is positive in genre fiction. We aim to leave cynicism and negativity at the door, and concentrate on what makes us smile, what entertains us, and what brings light and joy to our SF, fantasy and horror universe.That’s not to say there is no place for criticism— there’s plenty bad in the world. However, this little digital corner is a place for positive progression, somewhere you will (hopefully) come if you want to smile.
Initial members of the group include: Tony Ballantyne, Eric Brown, Mark Chadbourn, David Devereux, Ian Graham, Paul Kearney, Tim Lebbon, Tom Lloyd, James Lovegrove, Gail Z. Martin, James Maxey, Juliet E. Mckenna, Mark Morris, Sarah Pinborough, Andy Remic, Brian Ruckley, James Swallow, Jeffrey Thomas, Jetse de Vries, Danie Ware, and Conrad Williams.
I wonder how this aligns with Jetse de Vries’s upcoming Shine anthology, which he bills as “optimistic near-future SF”?
[Note: The Science Fiction and Fantasy Ethics Group has been added to the list of SF/F Authors who blog.]