In which we talk World Fantasy, female editors, Joanna Russ, James Tiptree, Connie Willis, Pat Murphy, and more World Fantasy - plus Alisa tells us off for not mentioning how awesome certain books actually are (we totally did).
News World Fantasy Award winners http://vectoreditors.wordpress.com/2010/10/31/world-fantasy-award-winners-2/
Peter Tennant at Black Static looks at the stats for women being published in recent horror & dark fantasy anthologies http://ttapress.com/942/women-in-horror-anthologies/0/5/ Hathor Legacy compares representation of female authors in two recent horror anthos http://thehathorlegacy.com/battle-of-the-zombie-anthologies/
Cat Sparks is the new fiction editor of Cosmos, taking over from Damien Broderick http://catsparx.livejournal.com/214182.html
Discussion on the lack of female editors in pro fantasy publications (read through the comments which raise many important points about the post) http://rose-lemberg.livejournal.com/129042.html
Steampunkgate (yes, really) Charles Stross criticises the “glut” of steampunk and calls it out at a subgenre (http://www.antipope.org/charlie/blog-static/2010/10/the-hard-edge-of-empire.html Nisi Shawl talks about the literary side of steampunk just isn’t as diverse and interesting as the other aspects of steampunk... yet http://www.tor.com/blogs/2010/10/stupid-things-we-say Catherynne Valente rants and then raves about steampunk http://yuki-onna.livejournal.com/616832.html http://yuki-onna.livejournal.com/617393.html Scott Westerfeld gets cranky about the steampunk haterz http://scottwesterfeld.com/blog/2010/11/genre-cooties/
Small press turned imprint to publish line of multicultural SF/Fantasy for children: http://io9.com/5682953/inside-tu-books-a-new-publisher-focusing-on-multicultural-sf-and-fantasy-books-for-kids
Jeff VanderMeer reports on Amazon Best of SF/F lists for 2010 http://www.jeffvandermeer.com/2010/11/06/amazon-uk-best-of-sff-list-whats-center-genre
What have we been reading/listening to? Alex: Changeless, Gail Carriger; The Two of Them, Joanna Russ (http://randomalex.net/2010/11/02/the-two-of-them/); Brightness Falls from the Air, James Tiptree Jr; backlog of Tor.com (esp. Robert Reed’s The Next Invasion) and Strange Horizons (esp. Sandra McDonald’s Seven Sexy Cowboy Robots) Alisa: Fire Watch, Remake (both Connie Willis), White Cat by Holly Black, Ethan of Athos by Lois McMaster Bujold Tansy: The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, NK Jemisin, Adventures in Time and Space with Max Merriwell, by Pat Murphy (http://tansyrr.com/tansywp/pseudonyms-and-pat-murphy/)
Pet Subject Capclave and World Fantasy Convention! Alex and Tansy interrogate Alisa about her trip away, her loot, and her adventures.
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