Jeffro Johnson, a rabid puppy nominee for “best” related work, has discovered the blog post where, in response to his nominated work, I called him “a very, very, very, stupid but harmless man”.
Mr Johnson seems to consider this an insult, although I should point out that that is the kindest thing I have ever said or will ever say about anyone who willingly aligns themselves with the Rabid Puppies — I consider stupidity something to be pitied rather than hated, and I *do* consider him harmless from the evidence I’ve seen of his work.
However, Mr Johnson goes on to say that he is aware that no-one cares any more about writers such as Lovecraft, Dunsany, CL Moore, Moorcock, L. Sprague de Camp, Fritz Leiber, or Robert E Howard, all of whom he seems to believe he is rescuing from obscurity, and that I and others who don’t like his work “Maybe… just aren’t that interested in fantasy or science fiction.”
I can only apologise. I should have realised that Mr Johnson might find that post, and made myself much clearer than I was, because it’s plain from his writings that he lacks basic reading comprehension.
So, to clarify, I own books by all those authors, and the others he names. I am, to a greater or lesser extent, interested in all of them.
I’m just not interested in what a very dull-witted man without even the most rudimentary of critical analytical tools has to say about them.
I hope that clears up Mr. Johnson’s confusion. I am glad to have helped.