UPDATE – January 18-2020: Fortunately someone archived the original story, so it is preserved, even though Clarkesworld it offline.
UPDATE – January 16, 2020: This story has been pulled from publication by the magazine, and the rationale can be found here!
On twitter, I happened across a tweet by Cora Buhlert. It was referencing a story written by Isabel Fall for Clarkesworld Magazine called I Sexually Identify as an Attack Helicopter. Actually, I saw that Buhlert was referencing a twitter conversation of someone called The 1000 Year Plan (actually a Marxist blogger named “Gary” who announces personal pronouns as “he/him”) commenting on Fall’s story.
As you can guess, he didn’t like it.
What got my attention first is that Gary tweeted:
All of the comments are absurdly over-the-top praise that appeared almost immediately after the story was published. There are way more of these than is normal for a Clarkesworld story.
I looked at the story and couldn’t see any comments anywhere. Slightly earlier, Gary tweeted: