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Monthly Archives: August 2016
The Fireside Fiction Report and SFWA
Like many folks, I read the Fireside Fiction report with dismay and anger, but not a lot of surprise. We’ve been talking on the SFWA Board about the findings this past week.
What can SFWA do about it? I could go in full guns blazing and demand that every editor involved in the situation resign and threaten to take markets off the Qualified List if they don’t shape up immediately. This action would, however, probably get nipped in the bud the minute I proposed it to the rest of the board. As I’ve noted before, SFWA is slow and hard to steer. Enforcement on this level is also difficult and impractical, I think, because this selection doesn’t usually happen in the open or in an overt way.
Posted in SFWA Tagged #sfwapro, diversity, fireside fiction report, SFWA 41 Comments
Say Hi at MidAmeriCon and Get a Special Thank You
I’m prepping frantically for WorldCon, and packing for five days of survival at a convention, including plenty of protein bars and laptop cables. Another part of that is assembling some giveaways. I’ve been clearing out my shelves and I will … Continue reading
Posted in conventions Tagged free stuff, midamericon, worldcon 44 Comments
The Skill of Skills
There are two impulses. One is to leave a legacy. Maybe it’s children or creations, good works, discoveries, or even a legacy of kind acts. There are other things to be remembered for, but those seem the most important. The … Continue reading
Posted in daily life Tagged peacetalk, random sermons, suzette haden elgin 14 Comments