Self-Defense in an Online War

The following is a soup of resources, links, and advice, so I apologize. Organizing it and providing more narrative structure would be a small novella, at least. Disclaimer: I am not a police officer, nor do I work officially for any government organization. This is not official SFWA information. Everything here is based on my […]

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War Stories Reviews

We’ve been getting some great reviews for War Stories, but the one that worried me the most came out the best, and completely made my week. When you’re telling stories about a specific group of people–in this case, the military–being reviewed by that group is terrifying, because you just hope that you haven’t obviously screwed […]

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Angry Virgin Nerds

Note on recent media coverage of the issues in gaming… Blaming this on ‘male virgin nerds’ is not only discriminatory, but flat-out deadly. Most of the people we dealt with when this issue cropped up in publishing were adult men with lives, significant others, families, etc. The most public face of Gamer Gate is Adam […]

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Social Justice Meteor

Image by Ursula Vernon. I’ve written several thousand words over the past week and a half about the harassment and violence that is endemic against women in the industry. I’ve mentioned the VD (I refuse to even use his full name) issue we fought in SFWA, the mess at the San Diego WFC, Valentine’s issues […]

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Like Tearing Off A Scab

Moving this from FB at a friend’s request so that there’s a link. I originally wrote this as a thought after reading the amazing thing that Laurie Penny wrote, which can be found here. About three years ago, a few of us took on a violently aggressive harasser at the World Fantasy Convention. Touching, screaming, […]

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Timezone: Deadline

It’s been A Week. The news of Eugie Foster’s death on Saturday was a hard hit, especially as I was just starting to take a deep breath after the 2 weeks of hell that was the King Fire. The fire is now 98% contained, three weeks after ignition, with almost 100,000 acres of wilderness charred […]

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