U Bookstore Reading With Brenda Cooper, Adam Rakunas and Madeline Ashby

U Bookstore Reading With Brenda Cooper, Adam Rakunas and Madeline Ashby

Twas a lovely reading on Tuesday night at the University Bookstore in Seattle. Adam Rakunas read from Like a Boss. Madelaine Ashby read from Company Town. Brenda Cooper read from Spear of Light. The Q&A was lovely and involved a discussion of transhumanism. Then I got them all to sign a drawing I had made of …

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Fun for a good cause

Fun for a good cause

The Things want everyone to be happy and healthy, to know love, safety, and security. That’s why they are truly honored to be part of Rachel Swirsky’s bottomly fundraiser, raising funds for Lyon-Martin Women’s Health Services. Lyon-Martin focuses on caring for the LGBTQIAA community, especially low-income lesbian, bisexual, and trans people. Any Patreon money she receives this month will …

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The Nebula Awards 50th Anniversary Conference aka ZOMG I JUST CAN’T EVEN WITH WORDS

The Nebula Awards 50th Anniversary Conference aka ZOMG I JUST CAN’T EVEN WITH WORDS

The Nebula Awards Conference was wonderful! So many great people, great programming, my only sadness was that I didn’t get to spend more time with ALL THE PEOPLE, and I really should have organized having meals with people a little bit better. I ended up not eating very much, but hospitality’s delicious ham and frozen …

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Nebula Awards Conference Programming

Nebula Awards Conference Programming

Hello! I will be at the Nebula Awards 50th Anniversary Conference, exciting stuff! I’ll be doing a spot of programming, an ask an expert session, the author signing, and possibly a little bit of dancing! Thursday, May 12 • 3:00pm – 4:00pm The Future of Racism The past’s virulent racism against the Irish has now …

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Things at the Nebula Conference

Things at the Nebula Conference

The 2016 Nebula Conference will be celebrating 50 years of the Nebula Awards and the line up of folks shortlisted is quite spectacular. It’s the sort of shortlist that makes you want to read all the things and fall in love with reading all over again. The programming looks so interesting I’m worried I might …

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Two Author Spotlights! Christopher Barzak and Rudy Rucker

Two Author Spotlights! Christopher Barzak and Rudy Rucker

Moar neat stuff up at Lightspeed Magazine! Sweet stuff for free and if you want to subscribe you’re supporting MOAR AWESOME! I interviewed Christopher Barzak about his story Map of Seventeen, it’s the sort of coming of age story in a rural and remote community with all the sorts of nuance I love. The Story. …

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In memoriam and into the future

In memoriam and into the future

This year seems to have contained more death than usual. I don’t know if it’s the way the seasons move, my generation is old enough to have more people in the danger zone. Death is a constant, but some major voices have been lost, and I’m still not over Whitlam. Within one year we have lost David …

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