Right after submitting the column I followed one of the links from the Mind Meld thing to a larger discussion collated at Lou Anders’ blog. I love the quotation from James Enge about the effect of mainstreaming, but don’t we already have that today with some of the paranormal romance stuff and SyFy movies? I think his remarks, and the article Lou points to, require some more consideration. After all, this kind of stuff is an important part of the social life of SF (as I talk about in my FoG column!).
But I am out of juice for today. Hopefully a bit more rest and good night’s sleep will knock this bug or whatever out of me.