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Resolution in Favor of Power Abuse: The Peter Watts Story

Okay, that might be a bit of hyperbole.  Canadian author Peter Watts was found guilty of resisting arrest while returning to Canada in December.  He faces a felony charge and up to two years in prison.  As far as I can tell, he’s only guilty on a technicality, but I’m not a lawyer.  There are plenty of more comprehensive articles on the net.

I’d like to extend my condoloences to Peter, who handled the jury’s decision very well, all things considered.  I hope he recieves leniency.  A suspended sentence would probably the best we can hope for.

God bless America.

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Posted by on March 20, 2010 in atsiko, Authors, Uncategorized


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Homeland Security: Protecting us from Belligerent Authors

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.

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Posted by on December 11, 2009 in Authors, Fantasy/Sci-fi, Science Fiction


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