01/26/2013 11:59 am ET Updated Mar 28, 2013

Piracy Is Yesterday's Worry For Today's 'artisan Authors' | Books |

The community of SF writers has reason to dislike digital copying, or "piracy" as it's commonly labelled in the tabloid press. Genre writers exist, by and large, in the publishing mid-list, where mediocre sales might seem most easily eroded by the spectre of illegitimate downloads. SF, fantasy and horror are also the literature of choice for the culture of geeks most likely to share their favourite authors' works on torrent sites.