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Women in Speculative Fiction Part 4: Sofia Samatar

Note: The following material ran in a recent issue of the Garden State Speculative Fiction Writers quarterly newsletter, which I edit. Here’s the fourth part of the piece, along with my original introduction. 568 more words

Books

Please Help Hugo The Former Stray

My friend Jasper just adopted this beautiful cat, Hugo, who was a stray. Unfortunately poor Hugo was attacked by something before Jasper rescued him and he needed surgery. 117 more words

On Hugos and Nebulas, Part 14: Fake Words

Science fiction and fantasy are good at fake words. They have to be. Without fake words, how could writers realistically describe fake things? “Snake that gives you pleasant dreams and takes away anxiety” is nice but “Dreamsnake” is a lot easier to type, say, and read. 399 more words

On Writing

Bags obsession #1

(Made with Polyvore, link to my Polyvore account here)

As this collage probably makes completely obvious, I’m currently having a bag obsession. I think it’s primarily because I’m lacking a small bag for a night out on the town and a large bag with hard surface for school and work. 37 more words

Fashion