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In which we discuss translated awards, constructive feminist discourse on the internet, make a special Swancon announcement, and dissect our complex relationship with the horror genre.

News Geffen Awards (Israel) http://www.locusmag.com/News/2010/09/2010-geffen-awards-winners/

Torque Control discussion on women & the Clarke & the dire state of women in British SF, with list of all British releases of SF or SFnal books by women in 2010. http://vectoreditors.wordpress.com/2010/10/05/women-and-the-clarke/

inspired by interview with Tricia Sullivan http://geeksyndicate.wordpress.com/2010/10/04/women-in-genre-fiction-tricia-sullivan/

Torque Control announces they will be blogging about 2010 British SF releases by women in December and ask for readers to join them.  Also call for contributions of top 10 female authored SF books in the last decade for a theoretical “future classics’ list. https://vectoreditors.wordpress.com/2010/10/11/planning-and-polling

Super Special Swancon Announcement!

What have we been reading/listening to? TANSY: The Wiscon Chronicles IV edited by Sylvia Kelso http://tansyrr.com/tansywp/the-wiscon-chronicles-vol-4-edited-by-sylvia-kelso/; Azu Manga Daioh by Kiyohiko Azuma; Asimovs & F&SF, Salon Futura ALISA: secret projects & another Book I Am Not Reading

Pet Subject: while Alex is away, let’s talk about HORROR   - we’re both pretty selective about the horror/dark fiction we read.  What does it have to do to catch our eye? - favourite horror/dark writers - where do we draw the line on what we like/can appreciate in horror? - does our feminism get in the way of reading/enjoying horror fiction?

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