By James Davis Nicoll You may have been annoyed by recurrent comments from a certain surprisingly flammable Waterloo-region reviewer. He complains about the erasure from SF memory of women writing SF back in the 1970s—but has that reviewer ever bother to name names? Suggest books? I think not. It is time to confront the erasure directly. […]Read more "Fighting Erasure: Women SF Writers of the 1970s, A Through F"
Episode 2 – Space Opera: livestreamed February 18, 2018. #SpecWomenChat is a livestreamed panel discussion featuring women who work in, and write, SFF. Our Panel: Ann Leckie has worked as a waitress, a receptionist, a rodman on a land-surveying crew, a lunch lady, and a recording engineer. The author of many published short stories, and […]Read more "#SpecWomenChat Episode 2 – Space Opera"
Cat Rambo, President of the SFWA, features some awesome SFF authors in On Demand classes available from her website. Her latest featured Ann Leckie on Space Opera. Leckie’s space opera novel Ancillary Justice won just about every award in the SFF field a couple of years ago. The following quotes Cat Rambo’s Twitter thread featuring […]Read more "Writing Space Opera According to Ann Leckie & Cat Rambo"
Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie My rating: 5 of 5 stars Read for the 12 Awards in 12 Months Challenge, the Women of Genre Fiction Challenge, and the Space Opera Challenge. This book won pretty much every freakin’ award available to SFF writers: 2013 BSFA Winner 2013 Golden Tentacle Winner 2013 Nebula Winner 2013 Tiptree […]Read more "Book Review: Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie"
By Kameron Hurley I’m going to tell you a story about llamas. It will be like every other story you’ve ever heard about llamas: how they are covered in fine scales; how they eat their young if not raised properly; and how, at the end of their lives, they hurl themselves – lemming-like- over cliffs […]Read more "We Have Always Fought: Changing the Women, Cattle & Slaves Narrative"
One of my favourite authors, and personal heroines, died on Monday. I am grieving, as I’m sure many of her fans are, and I’d like to send out my deepest condolences to her friends and family. The world has lost a great light. But what is remembered, lives, so here’s a tribute I put together […]Read more "Farewell, Ursula K. Le Guin"
By Kristine Katherine Rusch Burnout. I’ve been hearing that word a lot in the writer community. It took a while for the word to penetrate. I’ve had my own things to deal with this year, and I really haven’t been looking outward as much as I usually do. But a friend who traveled to a […]Read more "Burnout and the Indie Writer"