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Switching Pronouns, Cannibalistic Llamas, and Other Gender Assumptions

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

Debbie says: ______________________________________________ After this post goes up, Laurie and I will both be at WisCon, in Madison, Wisconsin, one of our two annual breaks from blogging. So we’ll be back sometime next week. ___________________________________________________ Benjamin Rosenbaum’s has things to say about writing and gender. Rosenbaum has been trying to write a novel that uses […]

When Is a Joke not a Joke?

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

Laurie and Debbie say: (Cross-posted on Feministe) Our internet neighborhoods are buzzing over a particular piece of April fool nastiness, in which a movie reviewer, whose April Fool’s pseudonym is the rather descriptive L. Ron Creepweans, for Locus Magazine (the most prominent news magazine in the science fiction/fantasy world) thought he could be funny by […]

Outlaw Bodies, edited by Lori Selke and Djibril al-Ayad

Monday, February 11th, 2013

Debbie says: Lori Selke is a friend of mine and a regular commenter on this blog, so this is not an “objective” review (of course, there is no such thing as an objective review). I have been reading science fiction for over fifty years (!). I have been hanging out in the science fiction/speculative fiction […]

Cover Art For Bloodchildren

Sunday, February 3rd, 2013

Laurie says: Cross-posted on Feministe. When Nisi Shawl called me up and asked me to do the cover for her anthology Bloodchildren, I was astonished. Not because she asked me but because I knew I was going to say yes. I’ve never done a cover and my photography is normally unsuited for SF anthology. But […]

Laurie Presents Octavia E. Butler Memorial Scholarship

Thursday, August 16th, 2012

Laurie says: It’s been a very artistically successful summer. But the high point was two weeks ago, when I presented the Carl Brandon Society’s Octavia E. Butler Memorial Scholarship to Lisa Bolekaja at the Clarion Writers Workshop in San Diego. I was thrilled when the writer Nisi Shawl asked me to present the award. The […]

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