In response to the BBC’s under-representation of sf, fantasy and horror in their recent World Book Night coverage, author and founder of SF Crowsnest Stephen Hunt, has organised a letter signed by 85 genre luminaries, including Iain M Banks, Steven Erikson, Ramsey Campbell, Neil Asher and Charles Stross.

See this Guardian piece for more, or the Telegraph has a full list of the signatories. (Both articles carry photos of Iain Banks – who the hell knows what Stephen Hunt looks like?)

Stephen Hunt’s blog has his original rant on the subject, which contains a link to and an exhortation to join the Facebook page Fantasy, Science Fiction and Horror is not a corrupting foreign influence.

And if you wish to read about this further, there’s an extensive post on SF Crowsnest showing a BBC response and the full text of Hunt’s letter.