Monthly Archives: February 2015

Writer Interview: Veronica Scott (Romance & Adventure from the Ancient Nile to the Deeps of Space!)

Veronica Scott’s work ranges from paranormal romances set in ancient Egypt to action-adventure space operas (Mission to Mahjundar, Wreck of the Nebula Dream, Escape from Zulaire). I first met her on Six Sentence Sunday; we have continued our acquaintance on … Continue reading

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Love in the Time of Starships: Quiet Ones to Watch Out For, or the New Hard SF (Polenth Blake, Yoon Ha Lee)

Polenth Blake. Rainbow Lights Yoon Ha Lee. Conservation of Shadows Additional stories: Polenth Blake’s bibliography, on-line fiction by Yoon Ha Lee. The usual disclaimer: books above come from my personal collection, funded by the readaholic who is writing the review. … Continue reading

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Weekend Writing Warriors: Sunday 22 February 2015 (Tales from the Inhabited Worlds)

Until we meet the wider world, we think “our ways” are “the way.” You learn the geography of each of the Inhabited Worlds, and the spatio-temporal fabric of Ordinary Space and the Jumps, but in spite of the mathematics of … Continue reading

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Writer Interview: Thelonius Legend (#BlackWritersChat, #BlackComicsChat), Novelist & Superhero Dad!

On February 3, 2015 I had the privilege of interviewing my colleague Thelonius Legend, one of my writing world’s Twitter organizers (#BlackWritersChat, #BlackComicsChat) and keen proponent of the Twitter book club @BlerdBookClub, which most recently hosted Tananarive Due. Thelonius is … Continue reading

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Love in the Time of Starships: The Long Look Back and the Promise of the New (Kate Elliott, E. E. Ottoman)

Note: This review is based on pre-publication review copies from the publishers via NetGalley. Publishers linked below are thanked for these free review copies. Additional process notes
: This was my first time reviewing pre-publication copies, which was interesting in itself … Continue reading

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Weekend Writing Warriors: Sunday 15 February 2015 (Tales from the Inhabited Worlds)

I don’t remember being born the first time, nor do I remember the First Song they sang to encourage my gene-mother Sita in her labors. There were three of them leading that chorus, Matar and Estrel and Altair. My gene-father … Continue reading

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Saturday night and we’re doing the beta bop (well, and reviews)

Today in Minneapolis we had brilliant sun that cast icy-blue shadows on the snowy roofs, and that pale blue sky that tells you it’s colder than cold outside. So I hung out on my couch, chatted with folks on Twitter, … Continue reading

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