This essay: “We Have Always Fought: Challenging the Women, Cattle and Slaves Narrative” by Kameron Hurley, which is a look at how we talk about women’s role in history and how screwed-up most people’s image of “realistic” is. It’s an eye-opener. From there one can go to Foz Meadow’s link-loaded ammunition for the next time [...]
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“I have to post something on the blog”, I told Janetta. “Okay”, she said. “What’s your spirit animal?”
My stories seem to travel in packs. “Sing” is now available at Tor.com.
They don’t honk to make others move out of their way; they honk for company. Great stinking carapaced things, announcing their position in the flock.
Right then. I’m off to the Beijing Bookworm Festival in China, so wish me luck. If you’re actually going to the festival, here’s where I’ll be present. The panels are all at the Bookworm, the morning read at Opposite House. Wednesday March 20, 20:00 Very short stories with Andrej Blatnik and Jacek Dehnel Thursday March 21, [...]
There be new stories coming up in Strange Horizons (March), Tor.com (April), Lightspeed and Shadows and Tall Trees (both a little later). Until then, here’s an excerpt from a current project, for your delight and titillation. “Observe,” says Skipper and points at a spot in the wall that seems to glow with its own light. [...]
Den som är i Malmö i början av mars kan se mig och Nene Ormes gagga om andra världar tillsammans med Gunilla Wedding från Skånska dagbladets kulturredaktion. Anmälan görs i förväg (men det kostar ingenting) här.
The events of the past week can only be described thus: the universe is a large, enthusiastic Afghan dog, and it’s licking me in the face – actually kind of slobbering all over it. Earlier in the week, I found out I was on the Locus 2012 recommended reading list along with a number of [...]
Like a Pavlovian dog (without the drooling), I condition myself into various states for various pieces of fiction. Usually, one or two albums playing over and over again while working on a story. The programming for the upcoming stories in 2013 went something like this – “Sing” – Tor.com sometime during the first half of [...]
Here’s the TOC for the seventh volume of Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year. So many favourite writers, so many names I’ve been curious about. It’ll be a good one. And, happily, “Reindeer Mountain” is in it. “The Woman Who Fooled Death Five Times”, Eleanor Arnason “Great Grandmother in the Cellar”, Peter S. [...]