Trans author’s book ‘kills off ‘ JK Rowling: Backlash over Harry Potter writer’s fictional death

Trans author’s book ‘kills off ‘ JK Rowling: Backlash over Harry Potter writer’s fictional death in fantasy novel fire

  • A transgender writer has published a book which features JK Rowling’s death
  • Gretchen Felker-Martin’s book ‘Manhunt’ features characters hunting TERFS
  • TERFS are trans-exclusionary radical feminists, a term some call Miss Rowling
  • The Harry Potter author has faced death threats for her views on trans issues

A transgender author is facing a backlash over her twisted horror novel which depicts JK Rowling’s violent death in a fire.

Gretchen Felker-Martin has received praise from some readers for her post-apocalyptic fantasy which sees a virus turn men into zombies.

But the novel – produced by an imprint of publishing giant Macmillan – has also been panned as ‘misogynistic bile’ from an ‘unhinged’ writer.

Miss Rowling has faced a barrage of abuse in the past few years over her views on the trans debate, including death threats.

The Harry Potter author has been accused of being transphobic over her claims biological sex is real.

Miss Felker-Martin’s novel Manhunt depicts the death of Miss Rowling at the hands of trans activists in a fire in a Scottish castle.

A transgender author has written a book which features JK Rowling burning to death, the Harry Potter writer has been criticized by the trans community for her views on transgender issues

Trans activists have shown up to JK Rowling's house in the past (pictured: Three activists posed outside her house holding pro-trans signs)

Trans activists have shown up to JK Rowling’s house in the past (pictured: Three activists posed outside her house holding pro-trans signs)

Characters hunt down and kill TERFs – trans-exclusionary radical feminists, a term which has been used against Miss Rowling in the past – who are referred to in the novel as the ‘Knights of JK Rowling’.

The book reads: ‘Have the new girls heard what happened to the Harry Potter lady?… Okay, so, first off she ended up being a crazy TERF, like, super intense.’

The author then explains how she took her ‘rich’ TERF friends to a castle in Scotland where one of the characters ‘flips in the middle of the night and starts ripping into the other guests before someone knocks over a lamp or something’ leaving people to ‘burn alive’ before ‘finally the whole castle collapsed’.

The TERFs also use a war ship called the Galbraith, a reference to Miss Rowling’s pseudonym Robert Galbraith.

Manhunt is published by Tor Nightfire, an offshoot of Macmillan which claims to publish fiction that ‘unsettles and delights’. It is available as a paperback or ebook on Amazon. Miss Felker-Martin has tweeted frequently about Miss Rowling’s death of her in the novel.

One tweet read: ‘If you’re sick of gender plague novels written by transphobic dip****s, try my novel MANHUNT, written by a trans woman for a trans audience. Trans dykes fall in love and f*** and murder TERFs, feral men maraud in the wilderness, JK Rowling dies, etc.’

But while some have praised the book, others have called for it to be banned, with one Twitter user insisting ‘as many as possible’ should write to Amazon to protest.

In reviews on the online store, one critic wrote: ‘I cannot for the life of me understand why Amazon is selling bile like this.’

Another said: ‘This book is abuse of women and nothing more. A porn fantasy written by a misogynist.’

And a third wrote: ‘I have no idea how this even got published. The existence of this book proves once again that misogyny is alright as long as you identify as a member of a certain group.

‘If you want to read a messed-up individual’s unhinged violent sexual fantasies against women then this is the book for you!’

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