Seattle: Epicenter of Leftist Pieties and Hypocrisy

Here is a classic Seattle Moment: The Seattle Public Library flings its arms wide for this sex-obsessed NAMBLA-endorsing perv with a gift of the gab.

If this was a priest, Seattleites would be out in the streets with torches and gallons of fake dudgeon, screaming for blood out of fake concern for The Children. But because he’s a sci-fi writer, he’s awesome.

  • Michaelus

    Now I am going to have to see if this guy’s yuppie-porn is on my kid’s summer reading lists…..

    • Roki

      It’s more hippy porn. I tried reading some of his stuff when the only thing I knew about him was his iconic status as a Skiffy author, and it was a sort of mash-up of William S. Burroughs, and Harlan Ellison, with large doses of Robert Heinlein’s lusty period driving what little story was there.

      I have no doubt he is a revolutionary and influential author. That doesn’t equate to good.

  • ivan_the_mad

    Speaking of science fiction at the library: Yesterday, ivan_the_mad_jr was rifling through the portions of our bookshelves that he could reach, and randomly presented me with my copy of Heinlein’s Have Spacesuit – Will Travel, which I bought for a quarter at a library book sale in fifth grade. I am reminded in this post of Heinlein’s controversial, indeed immoral, themes and circumstances, which still failed to detract from his formidable ability as author. I still find Stranger in a Strange Land brilliant and disturbing at the same time.

    I am not familiar with Delaney or his work, but based upon the Wikipedia article, it is indeed a duplicitous double standard to fete and flatter Delaney and curse and condemn the Catholic cleric. Or perhaps it is an awkward admission that the cleric at least has a code by which he can be condemned. Deny an objective morality and you must permit all things lest you condemn yourself.

  • B.E. Ward

    Woah.. they actually changed it.

    The promo says “‘Through the Valley of the Nest of Spiders’ spans the recent past to the future, following the main character from age 17 to old age as he journeys to a utopian community created by a gay black millionaire.”

    Doesn’t sound so bad, right? Well, it appears they cut off the end of the sentence, which originally read:

    “…journeys to a utopian community created by a gay black millionaire and delves into the territory of pornography-as-literature (a/k/a ‘pornatopia’).”

    Your tax dollars at work!

    • ivan_the_mad

      Oh my. Deeply disturbing.

  • bob

    Seattle thinks Dan Savage is a great literary figure. Once that sinks in you can see why this guy is.

  • Roki

    At least they’re not hosting Orson Scott Card! Now that would be cause for a riot! /sarcasm


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