The latest Mind Meld is about whether there’s a gender imbalance in SF — I was asked to participate but events overwhelmed me and since I didn’t participate my thoughts aren’t coherent enough to share here. Except to say: Yes, but the fact that there’s so much discussion around this topic is an indication that things are finally changing, as is the brilliant work I have no trouble encountering by very fine women writers working in the field. I’d just like to see more of it, and that means more TOCs with more brilliant work by women on them. Anyway, very interesting to read the mostly more coherent comments of those who did respond, especially everyone’s "favorite" nutso whackjob John C. Wright. I would excerpt, but what to choose? Just go read the whole thing. See also: Moles on the responses.