Monthly Archives: February 2014

Indie Speculative Fiction of the Month: February 2014

It’s that time of the month again, time for “Indie Speculative Fiction of the Month”. So what is “Indie Speculative Fiction of the Month”? It’s a round-up of speculative fiction by indie authors (plus one small press book) newly published … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts on the 2013 Nebula Nominees

The nominees for the 2013 Nebula Awards have been announced. Once again, it looks like a good and pleasantly diverse shortlist with lots of women and writers of colour included. But then, the Nebulas have generally been better with regards … Continue reading

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SFWA me, baby, one more time

The SFWA drama (see previous posts here, here and here) is still going on, so here are the latest links, under the cut for those who don’t want to scroll through 1500 words on the SFWA controversy:

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Bloody Valentine Sale at DriveThruFiction

The good folks over at DriveThruFiction are running a Bloody Valentine sale this weekend and offer 25% off e-books that fall under the “dark romance” umbrella. Lots of good stories on offer, including a couple of mine.

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More Maischberger and more SFWA

The Maischberger talkshow featuring two raging homophobes debating whether the fact that GLBTQI people exist should be included in school curricula that I mentioned in yesterday’s post is now available online at the ARD Mediathek. Alas, it’s 75 minutes long, … Continue reading

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SFWA – Almost as infuriating as Maischberger

For those confused about the title, Menschen bei Maischberger is a German TV talkshow where several guests talk about “current affairs” (which can mean anything from actual political issues to the dangers of New Age culture). In yesterday’s edition of … Continue reading

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SFWA Drama: The 2014 Edition

You may remember the uproar surrounding sexist and otherwise problematic content in the SFWA Bulletin from last summer (exhaustively chronicled here). The SFWA promised to mend their ways and suspended the Bulletin until a new editor could be found (the … Continue reading

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More on Internet debates, the tone argument and issues of power and privilege

Cheryl Morgan has a great response to my post about internet debates and the tone argument. In her post, Cheryl points out two different ways in which such internet debates progress. The first one goes as follows: Privileged person posts … Continue reading

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New apocalyptic SF story available: The Iron Border

I did another eight-hour e-book challenge the last weekend in January and here is the result, a somewhat gloomy end of the world tale called The Iron Border. There is some more information about the process of writing The Iron … Continue reading

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On Internet Debates and the Tone Argument

You may remember the debate sparked last month by Paul S. Kemp’s explanation why he writes masculine stories (link round-up here and here). Well, now Paul S. Kemp has seen it fit to respond to the debate caused by his … Continue reading

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