It’s fair to say I’m basking in some reflected glory this morning. The author and great mind, Neil Gaiman, has engaged me in a lengthy Twitter conversation on the vexing subject of Julian Assange.
It started with this exchange between Gaiman and an author who’s science fiction I love, Charlie Stross.
I sent a rather snarky response, but to his credit, Neil Gaiman engaged and then we had a respectful dialogue about the Assange case.
Our basic disagreement is that Neil seemed exclusively focused on the outstanding rape and sexual assault allegations against Assange, while I was trying to point out that the plan to extradite him to the US was the bigger picture issue today.
@cstross I am a huge fan Charlie, and a Yorkshire lad in exile, but you are totally on the wrong side of history on this issue.
I’m disappointed, your writing indicates your political instincts are better than this.
— The artist informally known as Doc Martin (@ethicalmartini) April 12, 2019