It’s my pleasure to share with you the complete playlist of the Virtual Fantasy Con’s 2017 panel discussions. I had the honour of hosting three of them: Gender Issues in Fantasy, Realism in Fantasy Warfare, and Fantasy Mashups; you’ll find those ones near the end of the list. I’d like to thank all of the amazing authors whom I had the pleasure of speaking with! If you have an interest in fantasy fiction, I think these are well worth the watch.
It was my honour and pleasure to host three panels for the Virtual Fantasy Con this year! Our first panel was on Gender Issues in Fantasy, and we had so much to say that it had to be broken into two parts! Here they both are:
You can watch the entire Virtual Fantasy Con 2017 Panels Playlist HERE.Read more "Virtual Fantasy Con 2017: Gender Issues in Fantasy Panel"
I recently got into a bit of an altercation on Twitter. I’m hoping I’ve smoothed it over, because I reacted poorly in the initial exchange, and the person I got into a conflict with kept inadvertently making it worse, even though I know he meant well! He kept giving me advice that sounded to me […]Read more "Privilege and the Arts"
Slow Apocalypse by John Varley My rating: 3 of 5 stars Read for the Apocalypse Now! Reading Challenge and the Second Best Reading Challenge. Method of the world’s destruction: an engineered bacteria is released into Iraqi oil fields by a lovelorn scientist as vengeance, which mutates to become an airborne pathogen that solidifies all liquid […]Read more "Book Review: Slow Apocalypse by John Varley"
By Theodora Goss
It probably sounds as though this is going to be a blog post about taking risks in writing. After all, look at the title: “Writing Without a Net.” But it’s not. It’s going to be a post about writing without financial security, which is something I’ve been thinking about a lot and want to address.
Read the full article at TheodoraGoss.com.Read more "Writing Without a Net"
By Roberto Minto
In 2010, at the age of 81, the acclaimed novelist Ursula K. Le Guin started a blog. Blogs never seemed a likely destination for the writer, who by then had a long career in 20th-century traditional publishing behind her. But Le Guin’s new book, No Time To Spare, which harvests a representative sample of her blog posts, feels like the surprising and satisfying culmination to a career in other literary forms.
Read the full article at New Republic.Read more "What Happens When a Science Fiction Genius Starts Blogging?"
A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin My rating: 5 of 5 stars Read for the Women of Genre Fiction Challenge, the Grand Mistresses of Genre Fiction Challenge, and the High Fantasy Challenge. My reading pace has slowed as writing deadlines have piled up on me. Writing is a bit of a feeding […]Read more "Book Review: A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin"