In which we work, play, shake up our format a little (gasp!) and cover the life & death of magazines, the changing face of the industry, respect for non fiction, sexual harassment, rants, reboots and as usual, books, books and more books. Also a few sneaky clues about what Twelfth Planet Press is publishing next year!
Realms of Fantasy is back, again... http://sfscope.com/2010/11/once-again-realms-of-fantasy-i.html
Escape Pod Expands: http://escapepod.org/2010/11/08/the-soundproof-escape-pod/ "We have been pushing to expand what Escape Pod does, adding an SF blog and distributing our stories via magazine format. We’re also becoming a pro market, and hope to keep paying our authors pro rates well into 2011 if the donations make it possible."
Cheryl Morgan talks about paying for reviews as semipro http://cherylmmorgan.livejournal.com/828926.html
On the Cooks Source scandal and seeing stuff on the internet as 'public domain': http://www.cookssource.com/
Jim C Hines on reporting sexual harassment in SF/F http://www.jimchines.com/2010/11/reporting-harassment/
Old men complaining? http://www.tangentonline.com/news-mainmenu-158/1453-a-new-direction When you get old, do you by consequence lose your sense of wonder? Just simply because you've read everything? And is/should all SF be aimed/written for the 60 year old man? Jason Sanford responds: http://www.jasonsanford.com/jason/2010/11/a-response-to-dave-truesdales-new-direction.html#comments
New Buffy Reboot http://io9.com/5696762/joss-whedon-and-angel-react-to-the-new-buffy-reboot
New Friend of the Podcast: The Writer & the Critic (Mondy & Kirstyn) http://writerandcritic.posterous.com/
Rambly Discussion Books that aren't marketed as being a part of a series... Publishing, deadlines, and attitudes thereto... Chat, rants and backpedalling...
What Culture have we Consumed? Alex: Blameless, Gail Carriger; The Devil in Mr Pussy, Paul Haines; Women of Other Worlds, ed. Helen Merrick and Tess Williams; Bold as Love, Gwyneth Jones; Day of the Triffids (2009 BBC production) Alisa: works too hard, and also FRINGE Tansy: To Write Like a Woman, Joanna Russ; Marianne, the Magus & the Manticore by Sheri S Tepper; Sourdough & Other Stories, Angela Slatter; China Mountain Zhang, Maureen McHugh, Mists of Avalon movie
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