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Deadline extended to December 31 2018! Rosalind’s Siblings is an anthology of speculative stories about people of marginalized genders/sexes who are scientists: scientists doing good, changing the world, or just getting on with their work of expanding human knowledge in a speculative context, presented in a positive light. This anthology…
By Kate Elliot The cold equations of “realism,” some claim, suggest there is little scope for women taking an active and interesting role in epic stories set in fantasy worlds based in a pre-modern era. Women’s lives in the past were limited, constrained, and passive, they say. To include multiple female characters in dynamic roles […]
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Cat Rambo, in addition to having the coolest name ever, has been an active part of SF/F for about as long as I can remember. She’s served in SFWA, and is currently running for president of the organization. She edited Fantasy Magazine. She’s a prolific author. And she has the best hair! I’m happy to welcome her to […]
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By J.K. Ullrich Indie authorship seems to have exacerbated my penchant for masochism: I can’t help looking at the bestseller lists, even though it only leaves me sad that my books aren’t on them! Browsing the top titles a few weeks ago, the blurb for Dan Brown’s latest novel Origin caught my eye. After reconnecting with one […]
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By Renee Scattergood
Welcome to another Friday Author Spotlight! This week I have Diane Morrison here to tell us about her upcoming fantasy novel, Once Upon a Time in the Wyrd West, from her Wyrd West Chronicles. She needs help funding her book release and is giving away some great gifts, including a copy of the book when it’s released on the 1st of September, for those who contribute. She’s also shared a guest post, so keep reading!
Diane Morrison lives with her partners in Vernon, BC, where she was born and raised. She likes pickles and bluegrass and hates talking about herself. An avid National Novel Writing Month participant and gaming geek, she is proudly Canadian and proudly LGBTQ. She is currently managing the official SFWA YouTube channel, where she gets to interview some of her favourite authors and other interesting people in the SFF field. Recently she received an Honorable Mention in the Writers of the Future competition. Under her pen name “Sable Aradia” she is a successful Pagan author, a musician, and a professional blogger. After a lifetime of putting the needs of her family first, she is striking out to become what she always wanted to be; a speculative fiction writer.
Read the full article on Renee Scattergood’s blog.
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Binti by Nnedi Okorafor My rating: 5 of 5 stars Read for the 12 in 12 Challenge, the Big Fun in a Little Package Novella Challenge, the Women of Genre Fiction Challenge, and the Space Opera Challenge. Winner of the 2016 Hugo and Nebula awards, nominee for the BSFA, BFA and Locus awards. I always […]
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You’re a hobbit and you don’t like adventure. You think originality is dangerous! You should NEVER bring a unique setting to fantasy or science fiction! And God help you if you MIX the two! You believe that stories about people and their very human motivations are boring, even if you punctuate them with lots of […]
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