There’s a site that’s been set up by some writers in the SF/F field called “Dark Cabal.” (their tagline? “Vote for Stories. Not for Friends.) Over there, they have the ability to bitch about the state of SF/F, awards, and the shortcomings of certain books, a bit like I do here.
The difference is, they do it anonymously.
SF/F is a pretty tight-knit crowd. Everybody knows everybody. If I bitch about a book here, there’s a high liklihood of me bumping into the writer one day, or relying on a book blurb from said writer if I ever get something out there.
It’s a great place to bitch about people like gabe, Trent, Dave, Card, Brin, and Goodkind.
But then, I can do that here, so what’s the point?
Well, I’m not famous.
There’s a lot of freedom in that.