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Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E Harrow

…more overt, more recent references for the ‘trufan’. Anyone who’s read N K Jemisin’s Broken Earth trilogy will love the homage on page 356. These references are like chocolate sprinkles on a latte, adding richness to flavor to sate my caffeine addiction. The Wrap I said it before and I’ll say it again: I love The Ten Thousand Doors of January. There is adventure, romance, villains in hot pursuit, agendas exposed and possibly the world at stake. Ho…

Zeroes by Scott Westerfeld, Margo Lanagan and Deborah Biancotti

…kick but… [shrug] (Note: if you don’t have a disability, NEVER use the term ‘crip’. It’s like calling a Chinese person a ‘chink’ or writing Vox Day’s post about NK Jemisin.) ISBN: 9781925266955 Format: paperback, 496 pages Publishers: Allen & Unwin, Simon & Schuster…

Cultural Misappropriations panel with added discussion of disability

Jason Franks, Nalini Haynes, N K Jemisin, Stephanie Lai and David Witteveen as moderator discussed “How should you approach the portrayal of cultures other than your own? What should be avoided? Who does it well?” I’m not sure that we actually answered the questions. It was more a discussion of specific examples of problems. First off, David asked us why we like the multiculturalism of science fiction. Stephanie talked about being one of three pe…

Trudi Canavan in 2011

…stories about Oot, his son. Very cute. I met some fabulous authors. N. K. Jemisin who wrote The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms and has been nominated for 10 awards. The latest one was the World Fantasy Award. She’s a new author, fresh on the scene, doing so, so well. A really good writer. I’m a big fan of her work. I’m completely enamoured of her work. So I was really excited to meet her. It was funny because at the Imaginale, it was me, Nora and Robi…

Jonathan Ross withdraws as MC for the Hugos

…e expense of those with disabilities, how about inviting someone with a disability, like anyone from The Last Leg? Instead of inviting someone who makes racist jokes, how about inviting someone-not-white who is an inspiring speaker like N K Jemisin? We’re living in the future. Let’s hope convention organisers start catching up. Update Sometimes people can surprise you. Sometimes people can be REALLY CLASSY. This tweet is one of those times. https:…

VD is a problem in SF but may not be what you think – SFWA saga

…able activity under the surface like a duck swimming. For those who came in late: Theodore’s online posts include hate speech and vilification of people who are not straight white men. This includes Theodore calling Nora Jemisin a savage in response to her eloquent guest of honour speech at Continuum in June 2013. Theodore’s reprehensible online conduct has earnt him a page in the Encyclopedia Dramatica where his views are lampooned….

Amazon makes disability access more expensive in Australia

…nies have imposed artificial barriers to inflate their profits. I have N K Jemisin’s Inheritance Trilogy in paperback format for review; I’ve had it for a while but I’m juggling too many books so I haven’t read it yet. This weekend I’m going to Canberra by car; with a 6-hour drive ahead of me, I thought I’d buy the ebook version so I can read the Inheritance Trilogy on my kindle. (I can’t read my paper copies without magnification. Here’s a photo…

LIGHTSPEED Women Destroy Science Fiction!

…ion Includes original fiction by Seanan McGuire, Charlie Jane Anders, N.K. Jemisin, Carrie Vaughn, Maria Dahvana Headley, Amal El-Mohtar, and many more. And naturally, all of the above will all be authored entirely by women. You can see the full table of contents here. About LIGHTSPEED LIGHTSPEED is a digital science fiction and fantasy magazine. In its pages, you will find science fiction: from near-future, sociological soft SF, to far-future, st…

That’s a wrap #31

…a discussion here 🙂 On twitter this morning I have been chatting with N.K. Jemisin, Kate Elliott, Trudi Canavan and Angela Slatter about comparisons with Twilight and some of our difficulties with Twilight. I respect Twilight fans but I don’t like the series myself, mostly because Bella, Edward and Jacob’s relationships are so unhealthy, without movement towards healthy relationships. Kate questioned why 100 year old vampires would want to go to h…

Answering my critics on diversity

…the Space Marines: the untold story Cultural Misappropriations panel with added discussion of disability Don’t be a dick Ryan Perez: a year later Ryan still needs schooling Fall-out from N.K. Jemisin’s Continuum 9 GoH speech Race Bending and Race-Face in the 21st Century: a Continuum 9 panel report Space Marines: bullying goes nuclear then MELTDOWN!…

Dealing with haters

…dore Beale, the misogynistic white supremacist who shockingly attacked N K Jemisin, vilifying her for her skin colour, this same Theodore Beale ran for president of the SFWA (Science Fiction Writers of America, a global professional organisation) and garnered 10% of the vote. At that point I figured at least 10% of the community must be bottom-feeders. Hits vs relationships Tim advises people to research interviewers before agreeing to an intervie…

Locus Award winners for 2013

…he Apocalypse Codex, Charles Stross (Ace; Orbit UK) The Killing Moon, N.K. Jemisin (Orbit US; Orbit UK) The Drowning Girl, Caitlín R. Kiernan (Roc) Glamour in Glass, Mary Robinette Kowal (Tor) Hide Me Among the Graves, Tim Powers (Morrow; Corvus)   YOUNG ADULT BOOK Winner: Railsea, China Miéville (Del Rey; Macmillan) The Drowned Cities, Paolo Bacigalupi (Little, Brown; Atom) Pirate Cinema, Cory Doctorow (Tor Teen) Dodger, Terry Pratchett (Harper;…

Nicole Murphy: Why we need women writers

This entry is part 6 of 10 in the series AWW challenge

…e pretty dresses and women doing craft, for goodness sake. Women like N.K. Jemisin and her incredible Inheritance Trilogy, with such amazing women learning to control their lives. Women like Glenda Larke, who are not only giving us incredible women but different women, from different cultures, with different views of the world. I think we’re kinda spoiled here in Australia – for years now, we’ve had a strong representation of women writing fantasy…

“Women Destroy Science Fiction” with Galen Dara, Wendy N Wagner and Rachel Swirsky

…coming soon. Galen’s favourite authors Octavia Butler Madaline L’Engle N K Jemisin Maria Dahvana Headly Genevieve Valentine Damian Walter Grintalis Mary Youmans Linda Nagata Kage Baker Brooke Bolander Jessica Barber Sofia Samatar Galen’s list of artists Here are the four illustrators that will be doing artwork for the Women Destroy Science Fiction issue: Li Grabenstetter Christine Mitzuk Elizabeth Leggett Hillary Pearlman Here is the (short) list…