Peter Watts does not have to go to jail

by Tom Ingram

I haven’t mentioned the whole Peter Watts US border fiasco here, but I’ve been following it closely. As a science fiction fan and a Canadian, it’s of particular interest to me. So I breathed a sigh of relief today when I saw this article. Peter Watts will not have to serve jail time in the US. He still does have to pay fines, not to mention all the shit the border guards put him and his passenger through. At this point, this is unfortunately the best outcome possible. It’s good to see that he doesn’t have to go to jail, but this whole debacle makes me a little leery about crossing the border anytime soon.