There has been plenty of talk about this year's Hugo ballot already, and there will be more. But I want you to forget all that for a moment and look at Jimi. Jimi is reading some science fiction. I don't know what year this picture was taken, but the book he's reading was published in 1965. What was going on in SF fandom in the late sixties? I don't know, but in this picture, Jimi is fine with it. Jimi is not bothered by any shenanigans. Jimi is in his zone with his book and he is totally fine.
|look at how fine Jimi is|
I'm taking my cue from Jimi. (In terms of reading SF, and maybe art--not down with the drugs and brawling.) Ultimately, speculative fiction is about words and worlds. It's a pretty resilient cultural form. It's going to keep growing and changing along with the communities who love it.
We're going to be fine, you guys. Peace.