Number 75

I did something new and terrifying today: I got up in front of hundreds of people and a livestream and addressed the Charlotte City Council on behalf of anti-discrimination. I was speaker #75. I sat in the Council chamber and listened to the hate and fear and rage of the Christian Right, couched in terms […]

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Sharing the Table

Copying over from FB for archival and ease-of-referencing purposes.    Disappointed by the Sturm und drang in response to the challenge Tempest made to read more diverse works this year. So pardon the tone and occasional sarcasm of the following, because it’s keeping me from headdesking into the Stone Age. 1.) She’s not ordering everyone […]

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Gravity Wells

I don’t like New Year’s Resolutions. It’s so…arbitrary. If I’m going to do something, I’m not waiting for a certain date (usually), which is why I tend to either make a lot of my resolutions in November (when the summer madness slows down a little) or in April (when the summer madness begins). But, uh, […]

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War Stories Award Eligibility

This year’s Nebula Awards nomination period is now open. Just…just wait for me to process this. I *swear* I’m still mopping up from the 2014 award season…OH WAIT I AM. Anyways! Back to the grind, but first… From November 15 to February 15, Active and Associate SFWA members may submit nominations for the Nebula Awards. […]

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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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