Well, it’s nice to know we’re secure at the Canadian border, even if not the Mexican one. All those wonderful men and women up there, protecting us from crazy Canadian SF writers. Like Peter Watts.
Peter is looking at up to two years in American prison for allegedly assaulting border guards conducting a search of his vehicle as he returned to Canada. Here’s a link to Scalzi’s Whatever, where he posts about the situation. The SF community has always been very close and supporting one another. (Well, most of the time, anyway.) Here’s your chance to be a part of that. Please consider contributing to Peter’s legal defense fund.
And keep in mind, most authors are not Stephanie Meyer or JK Rowling. This money really will mean something. Like not having to live on the street. This is not a joke, people.