Here’s one more thing to worry about. Richard Morgan’s new fantasy novel, The Steel Remains, features hideous monsters called corpsemites who attack the book’s hero Ringil. The monsters’ position on Jews is not made clear — after all, you don’t meet many Jewish characters in the sword-and-sorcery genre — but the name doesn’t suggest anything good.
And it certainly has the bloggers exercised. One post on the punkadiddle website points out that the presence of the corpsemites “wouldn’t endear the book to the Jewish Chronicle”.