In 2014 I am actively seeking out more queer, trans*, disabled, indigenous, mixed race, and women of colour authors, and shying away from my favored genre of SFF.
The past four or five days have been interesting. I had an adverse reaction to some belladonna applied topically on Thursday night, and since then the ache in my left shoulder has intensified to the point of my arm being pretty much out of commission. Advil helps, but there’s still pain. I plan on seeing a doctor this week —… Read more »
Slight trigger warning: mention of rape, colonialism Wednesday night my volunteer shift was during Junot Diaz‘s reading and Q&A session (followed by signing). I’d never heard of him before then — apparently a lot of Canada hasn’t, even though he’s fairly well known in the States. For me, I think it’s just because I tend to know authors within a… Read more »
Today I’m hosting Gabriel Fitzpatrick, one of the Literary+ writers, on a blog tour for his new book Rmnce! These Days ‘These days’ was the first expression which ever came to turn my stomach. Never before the moment when I first came into the full realization of its implications can I recall feeling disgusted by a linguistic concept. Since then… Read more »
For Fiction Friday Reads I talk a bit about the Aristeia series by Wayne Basta. Revolution, rebellion, military sci-fi, and the Bechdel test.
Today, as part of the Literary+ Initiative, I’m hosting Len Barry on his blog tour in honor of the release of his book, Vitamin F! Be sure to check out the links for the book at the end of the post. About the Literary+ Initiative: Literary+ is a writer based project brought together and lead by Shen Hart. It brings… Read more »
Wayne Basta Today I’ll be interviewing Wayne Basta, author of Aristeia: Revolutionary Right and Aristeia: A Little Rebellion, which just got released on June 1st. Wayne is on a blog tour in honor of his latest novel release and Gossip Diet is one of his stops. I’m excited about this, and I hope you are too. Has someone been instrumental… Read more »
As you may or may not know, I am always on the lookout for other writers of fantasy, especially of either the feminist or woman-identified variety (or both). When I was voting on NPR Book’s Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Titles (which is a flawed list but that’s beside the point), I saw “The Inheritance Trilogy” by an N. K. Jemisin…. Read more »
My mom got two free tickets to go see Ursula K. Le Guin present at the Vancouver Writers’ Festival. She’s taking me. It’s on Saturday. On Saturday, I get to see one of the premiere female fantasy writers present. I get to see Ursula K. Le Guin — one of my favorite authors — in person. SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! Katje van Loon… Read more »