But THIS author took a stand, and the stand was seen, and approved, and applauded, and a few other authors featured in the anthology pulled their own tales from the table of contents in solidarity. The controversy kind of unfolded around that, with people involved crying that it was all a big misunderstanding (after the story went viral on the Net) - but the damage was already done, and the anthology in question, haemorrhaging its authors, has probably gained a measure of fame and exposure, to be sure, but of ENTIRELY the wrong kind.
In the meantime, that left the original author and a handful of her colleagues with stories which once had a home but now walked the wilds of the world, adrift.
Enter Jim Hines, with a Plan.
I think it's a magnificent plan.
Go, read, support.