Date: 2015-01-28 07:38 am (UTC)
rosefox: Green books on library shelves. (0)
From: [personal profile] rosefox
You're not alone. I had the exact same reaction--not the crying, but the rage. I had it strongly enough that I wrote to the author about it, which is a thing I really do not do even when I have very big feels. But I make an exception for explaining to straight authors why it's not okay to make particular shitty things happen exclusively to queer characters. (I wrote to Jim Hines about the ending of The Stepsister Scheme for the same reason.)

Robert did write back, but I don't feel comfortable excerpting our conversation here, except to say that I think it was very educational for him. Too late for Vohannes, though.

It is really hard to talk about this in places like Twitter because spoilers. :( I did write about it, but that was months before the book came out, so I'm not surprised you didn't see it.

I'm tired of seeing people like me be dead.

Yes, a thousand times yes.
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