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Women in Horror Month With Colleen Anderson!

Just a quick note to say that I am participating in Colleen Anderson’s celebration of February as “Women in Horror Month”. All of the participants are answering six basic questions, but the range of answers is pretty interesting. Other participants … Continue reading

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“The Deacon’s Tale” Wins “Best SF Read” of 2012!

  It’s always nice to make the top of the list for any reviewer, and Booksnobbery.com is one of the hardest-working book bloggers on the ‘Net. She reviewed my Sword of the Stars novel “The Deacon’s Tale” in March of … Continue reading

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Butting Heads

There was an excellent blog post today from science fiction author Jay Lake, who sat down with himself recently to reflect on his tendency to argue with American political conservatives in public spaces, in particular on Facebook. I reviewed his … Continue reading

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Write-a-thon Update, Week One

“We’re not sayin’ that anything would HAPPEN to you or your lovely family if you fail to donate to Clarion West. We just think that you should…how d’ya say…find it in your HEART…to be generous. Charity is good for your health. Capice?” Continue reading

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Educate Versus Incarcerate

What about that very crucial Option #3: a job that requires no formal education, and still pays a decent wage? Continue reading

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Melissa Stetton and the Politics of Shame

This is a post that may require a quick background review. Once upon a time, there was a beautiful young woman named Melissa Stetten. Melissa is 22 years old, and in the top 10% of whatever human attraction index is … Continue reading

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Eternal October

I am re-posting the text of this review today, although I wrote it many years ago, because today Ray Bradbury is dead. It would probably take years to measure and to articulate all of the things that Bradbury’s work has … Continue reading

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Clarion West Write-a-Thon!

Once again that magic time of year is here: high summer, time for the Clarion West Writer’s Workshop. (In less than 20 days in fact! The Workshop begins on June 18th this year!) What does this mean? It means that … Continue reading

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Coming Soon: Seeing Red

New cover art from an upcoming collection of essays, columns and fiction from Kthonia Press. Seeing Red will collect my essays on feminist subjects, all of the Personal Demons column I used to write for Pretty-Scary.net (which some readers will … Continue reading

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Set to Jet Part Deux!

The second half of my podcast/interview with comedian Sean Riccio has now been posted. Don’t miss “Set to Jet Episode 14: Cetacean Space Hitler”, in which Riccio quizzes me about the sex lives of the Suul’ka, the feasibility of a … Continue reading

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