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Archive for November 2011

In which we bid farewell to the queen of dragons, squee about 48 years of Doctor Who, dissect the negative associations with "girly" fandoms such as Twilight, and find some new favourites in our reading pile.

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RIP Anne McCaffrey i09 obituary Charles Tan rounds up a bunch of tributes

48th anniversary of Doctor Who! Tansy says it with pictures

Weirdfictionreview.com - a website devoted to The Weird and created by Luis Rodrigues. The project is the brainchild of editing-writing team Ann & Jeff VanderMeer

Critiquing the Bigotry of Twilight-haters, not the same thing as defending Twilight

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Sarah Rees Brennan

Holly Black

Announcing the Galactic Suburbia Award - we don't know what it is yet either but we're figuring it out! Send emails/tweets to make suggestions. What Culture Have we Consumed?

Alex: The Steel Remains, Richard Morgan; Alastair Reynolds, Blue Remembered Earth; "The Glass Gear" in Valente's Omikuji Project; also watched Thor.

Tansy: Batman (1989); All Men of Genius, Lev A.C. Rosen; God's War, Kameron Hurley. Comics: Marvel 1602 by Neil Gaiman (abandoned); Batgirl the Greatest Stories Ever Told

Alisa: Once Upon a Time; The Courier's New Bicycle, by Kim Westwood

Note: the post we discuss which looks at the believability of the war in God's War by Kameron Hurley was in fact not written by Cheryl Morgan, but by Farah Mendlesohn. Which explains why I wasn't able to find it on Google last night. Thanks to Cheryl for correcting my confusion and my apologies to Farah.  (Tansy quietly headdesks to self)

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Howie needs a hat

In which we celebrate the World Fantasy Awards, take on the Kickstarter phenomenon and why people like to support authors/artists directly, Alex is betrayed by Isobelle Carmody, Alisa still can’t finish Tansy’s novel, and we indulge in a feedback frenzy.

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World Fantasy Awards!

Realms of Fantasy sinks for the third time

Graham Joyce calls BFS Extraordinary General meeting December 9th -

Authors kickstarting their own projects: Matt Forbeck - 12 novels in 12 months. Laura Anne Gilman's novella CE Murphy's novella (mentions also of self publishing projects of Tracy & Laura Hickman, and Liz Williams) Catherynne Valente’s Omikuji project looking for subscribers in order to keep the project going. And Tobias Buckell talks about how just because you're self publishing doesn't mean you have to be a ... What Culture Have we Consumed?

Alisa: Power and Majesty by Tansy Rayner Roberts, The Courier's New Bicycle by Kim Westwood

Alex: the Stone Key and The Sending, Isobelle Carmody; I Shall Wear Midnight, Terry Pratchett; end of Life on Mars S2; This is Not a Game, Walter Jon Williams; Distress, Greg Egan

Tansy: Ally Condie, Matched; Lisa Goldstein, The Uncertain Places; Gail Simone, Secret Six: Six Degrees of Devastation; Geek Tragedy, Nev Fountain

Feedback: well overdue!

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