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Sci-Fi Publisher Tor Books Harbors Extremists Who Advocate For Political Violence



The science fiction world has been a cauldron of social justice warriors that have usurped the industry and sapped all of the fun out of what once was an American cultural centerpiece. Magazines and books once sold in the millions, but now only sell in the tens of thousands if they are an extremely successful work. Many publishers fail even to sell a thousand copies of novels these days. 

Part of it is the wealth of other forms of entertainment competing for space, but it’s also been the case that science fiction has become less fun in the last two decades. Where it was once about adventure and sense of wonder, it now has become a competition to see which writer can “out-woke” the next with a series of virtue signaling about race, color, sexuality, gender, and bonus points if you combine all of the above. 

Over the last several years, a purge and ostracization of writers who don’t beat to the political drum has occurred in the industry, as pushing has gone further to the extreme left. Now, it’s gone to the point where an author from a major publisher, Tor Books, is calling for violence against conservatives:

The tweet comes after Portland Antifa threw milkshakes laced with quick dry cement onto right-wing protestors at a rally to try to harm them, according to the police. Antifa members also attacked a gay reporter who was on the scene. 

The police attempting to protect protesters from violence apparently outraged Ms. Gailey, who advocates far more extreme measures against those wishing to exercise their right to assemble.  Her reasoning for the proposed violence is an unsubstantiated claim that those she hates advocate for genocide: 

She has not provided any evidence of this alleged “advocating for genocide” that I could find.  

Tor Books has progressively been becoming more extreme for the last several years, ever since the Sad Puppies controversy that cast a negative light on The Hugo Awards — which was once science fiction’s most prestigious awards. It seemed to many industry professionals as though Tor Books used political favors to keep their authors winning awards year after year, shutting out not only other companies, but also authors who were of a moderate to conservative persuasion. 

The Sad Puppies was an award slate meant to counter the insider culture with books that readers loved, regardless of political persuasion, which establishment insiders saw as a threat to the establishment. Former Tor author John C. Wright was nominated for an award, which Editor-In-Chief Patrick Nielson Hayden shunned for political reasons, even though Wright was an author with the company. The Wrights had multiple conversations with the EIC that escalated because of the toxic political climate at Tor. “I approached him at the pre-Hugo party and tried to speak to him about the tensions between John and my Tor editor, Moshe Feder. I actually intended to let him know I had forgiven Moshe. He got angry and swore at me, telling me that I should tell my husband to shove it, etc.” said  L. Jagi Lamplighter-Wright, John’s wife and fellow former-Tor author. The result was the Wrights walking away from Tor Books.

It wasn’t one person’s opinion at the company, but the whole editorial staff pushes fringe-left extremism. Editor Moshe Feder, who works with NYT Bestseller Brandon Sanderson, called the author of this article “not smart enough to make it in science fiction,” on his Facebook page in reference to how industry insiders were treating me over my political views, despite my never interacting with him.  

Irene Gallo, who was recently promoted within Tor Books to Vice President and Publisher, posted calling right-leaning authors “unrepentantly racist, misogynist, and homophobic,” and further called groups supporting authors on the right “extreme right-wing and neo-nazi groups” in an attempt to dehumanize her political opposition.

It’s no surprise that the authors the company chooses to publish come with an extreme political agenda that continues to push the boundaries of what’s acceptable for a free society. One can only hope that the rhetoric they espouse, such as wishing violence and death on those with different political viewpoints, doesn’t get acted upon by either these authors or crazed fans who may be influenced by them.  

Jon Del Arroz is the leading Hispanic voice in science fiction, a #1 Amazon bestseller and award-winning author of the reader-acclaimed steampunk series, The Adventures of Baron von Monocle. He has written cultural commentary journalism for The Federalist and Milo Yiannopoulos’ He can be found on twitter @jondelarroz or YouTube.



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    July 4, 2019 at 6:39 pm

    Political Correctness isn’t a Science but it should be a fiction.

  2. Camestros Felapton

    July 4, 2019 at 7:27 pm

    Lots of garbled stuff there but here’s an interesting example of a SF author talking about violence towards Nazis:
    // “I’m all about shooting Nazis in the face. I had an incident earlier this year where I had to physically leave a place because there was a guy there with a swastika tattooed on his face and it was taking too much of my self-control not to draw my Benchmade and cut it off. ” //

    Odd that didn’t make your list as an example.

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A GoFundMe campaign to support the restaurant has raised over $20,000.



A heroic California restaurant owner blocked in a Los Angeles County health inspector’s car after he attempted to shut his business down for allowing outdoor dining, asserting that “if we can’t work, you can’t work.”

Carlos Roman, the owner of Bread & Barley in Covina, did not back down even after police arrived.

“He wants to come in here and say that no one can work, so he can’t work either,” Roman told the officer. “He decided to come today and take photos of the people outside and say that he was going to fine us,” he explained.

Roman refused to move his truck, telling the officer to go ahead and get her supervisor.

“This is what happens when people get desperate. I’m desperate. Who is going to pay her car payment? Who is going to pay my cook’s rent?” Roman asked the officer. “I want it to be hard on everyone. I want everyone to see how hard this sh-t is.”

The outraged owner demanded to know if the inspector and the officer got paychecks last week, asserting that his employees haven’t.

“You’re just doing your job right, we’re all in this together?” Roman asked the inspector. “When I go to the bank, can I tell the bank the health department said it’s ok and that I don’t have to pay you?”

“What do I tell my employees?” Roman shouted.

Roman is now facing two $500 fines for failure to comply and interfering with the health officer.

A GoFundMe campaign to support the restaurant has raised over $20,000.

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De Blasio is planning to paint four more of the ridiculous murals throughout the city.



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A black woman covered multiple letters of the bright yellow eyesore with multiple gallons of black paint while shouting “Refund the Police” and “Bill de Blasio doesn’t care about black people!”

The woman urged people to find Jesus while she worked, attempting to cover as much as she could before being detained and arrested.

The mural was also vandalized the previous day by four protesters who oppose the Marxist political message painted in the street by the mayor. The brave activists shouted “Blue Lives Matter” and “All Lives Matter” as they painted over the city-approved vandalism.

Onlookers shouted at them hysterically as they did it.

NBC New York reports “the alleged vandals threw the paint in what appeared to be a coordinated effort involving about 10 people around 4 p.m. Friday. There were plans going around on social media with a group of people discussing doing the stunt.”

On Monday, the mural was splattered with red paint.

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De Blasio is planning to paint four more of the ridiculous murals throughout the city.

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Imagine if this was happening to any other religion.



Following three churches being lit ablaze across the US over the weekend, a statue of the Virgin Mary honoring fallen WWII soldiers has been lit on fire in Massachusetts.

The statue at St. Peter Parish in Dorchester was found charred around 10 p.m. Saturday.

“Fire investigators say it appears someone set fire to plastic flowers that were in the hands of the statue, which caused the face and upper body of the statue to be burned,” NBC Boston reports. “The charred statue startled parishioners on Sunday, with one man saying he was ‘very disturbed’ by the incident.”

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St. Peter Parish’s Pastor Currie said he would like to help the person who did this and believes that they are a “troubled soul.”

“This is obviously someone disturbed, someone who has a lot of trouble, a troubled soul,” he said. “But I know our Lady in Heaven is looking down on the soul, or whoever it might’ve been, and saying, ‘I love you! If you need help, come get help. We’re here for you.'”

The Boston Police are asking anyone with information on the incident to contact them at 617-343-4335.

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A fire destroyed Faith Tabernacle Pentecostal Church in Elkmont, Alabama Friday night.

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