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Saladin Ahmed: After the flood…

Author Saladin Ahmed’s house flooded and though insurance will cover some of the damage, it will not cover nearly enough. You can survey the disaster on his Tumblr or pics he posted on Twitter (@saladinahmed). So this happened yesterday. Lots of folks asking how they can help. Details here. And thanks! http://t.co/1KINGldAJO pic.twitter.com/sCHDrojYeR — Saladin […]

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Yeah, what they said!

I couldn’t have said this better myself. This is a terrific essay about women in fiction…and more…Don’t have time to read? It’s read on this week’s episode of Podcastle so you can listen to it, too. We Have Always Fought: Challenging the Women, Cattle, and Slaves Narrative by Kameron Hurley It reminded me of an […]

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An Evening With Mary Robinette Kowal and Marie Brennan

Last Tuesday night we went to hear Mary Robinette Kowal and Marie Brennan doing a reading at Murder By the Book. Both of them write in the fantasy genre and both are currently writing historical fantasy novels. Mary Robinette Kowal is nearing the conclusion of a five book series of Austenesque fantasy novels. The best […]

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One good thing about Twitter

On Twitter recently I asked Darren Naish (@TetZoo) about a review he referred to of a book on Pterosaurs by Mark Witton which put me in touch with Mark Witton (@MarkWitton) and now I’m following his blog as well and have put his book on my ebook wish list. This is one good thing about […]

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I’m on Delicious!

I know I’m years behind the rest of the world, but I got a Delicious acct this week! Then I spent some time filling it out (up?) with an assortment of links I’ve collected over the past few years. My interests are varied, but you can filter by tags. 🙂 If you’re on Delicious, add […]

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Cheap Thrills! Good Stuff!

This is just a quick short post to let you know about something you don’t want to miss out on. You may recall my recent post about Escape Artist’s fund-raising drive. Something I didn’t mention was that people who gave $50 before the end of November get extra Premium Content. More good stories. But…it’s not […]

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Robots, androids & cyborgs, oh my!

I’m going to be off writing fiction (more fiction, that is) and probably will post less than usual. (Unlike this week when I’m posting way more often than usual. Cover art for first two books in the new fantasy/chicklit/slipstream series, coming up!) I wanted to give you some good fiction to enjoy in the meantime. […]

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I don’t want to lose my imaginary friends

Escape Artists, who create the wonderful triad of audio fiction podcasts EscapePod, PodCastle, and PseudoPod, is in trouble. They’re still among the most popular fiction podcasts, but they do their audio magic and pay authors with donations —and donations have dropped alarmingly this year. The whole shebang is in imminent danger of going under. By […]

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Twitter vs Facebook: the Miss America Smackdown

By internet standards this is old news, but it points out a big difference between Facebook and Twitter. After the Miss American pagent, a bunch of people on Twitter were hating on the new Miss America. Twitter just exploded with hate tweets because she was of Indian descent. Lots of tweets saying it wasn’t right […]

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750words allows previous users free accounts

I just found out, once again completely by accident, that I (and possibly you) can use 750words for free again. You can read the backstory here:  but in a nutshell 750words decided to make the site a paying site earlier this year, going back on the promise that if the site became paying that previous […]

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