Peter Watts found guilty

Canadian SF writer Peter Watts has been found guilty on charges associated with a fracas at the US border. Watts has commented on his blog:

“So by now you’ve heard, from any of a myriad sources: suspended sentence. Jail time but no jail time, just as long as I paid a relatively small fine ($500), and a somewhat larger bolus of assorted court costs ($1128). And I did pay, promptly if not exactly gladly. If I’d gone to jail I’d have ended up paying more than that anyway: St. Clair County charges its inmates $60/day room and board, which is about what you’d pay for a night at a Motel 6. Except you don’t get wi-fi or cable. And you can’t leave.”

There’s a lot more on his blog. And more here at Locus Online.