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In Defense of Irene Gallo

This is another Hugo Award/ Sad Puppy post. I wish it were not true but there is something that needs to be said. The title of this piece says I am defending Irene Gallo regarding the remarks she made on her Facebook page. 1,587 more words

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Welcome, Chaos (1983) by Kate Wilhelm

In keeping with this month’s theme of me showing up in places I don’t belong, both physically and virtually, my review of Kate Wilhelm’s post- 190 more words

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Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell (2004) by Susanna Clarke

Nikki at Book Punks recently did an interesting post about books that break books. In other words, books that are so good that no other book can ever be enjoyed again. 1,110 more words

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BSFA Shortlist Review: Ancillary Sword by Ann Leckie

Ancillary Sword by Ann Leckie

Setting: Mostly on a space station belonging to the vast Radsch Empire, thousands of years in the future of the galactic human diaspora. 394 more words

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BSFA Shortlist Review: Lagoon by Nnedi Okorafor

Lagoon by Nnedi Okorafor

Setting: Lagos, Nigeria

Summary: A scientist, a soldier, and a rapper lead this multi-character exploration of Lagos in the midst of first contact with aliens. 289 more words

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BSFA Shortlist Review: Cuckoo Song by Francis Hardinge

Title: Cuckoo Song by Frances Hardinge

Setting: post-WWI English village

Summary: 11-year-old Triss wakes up in bed after a mishap she cannot remember. She barely recognizes her family, or her home, and she always feels hungry. 348 more words

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The Lathe of Heaven (1971) by Ursula K. Le Guin

One of the most radical, yet unradical, ways of thinking.

Fundamentally paradoxical, yet still, fundamental.

Both the thesis and antithesis for change.

(One of most difficult concepts to teach to a classroom of 9th graders scratching themselves in their uniforms on that one day of the year when state-mandated teaching objectives cross into the territory of “Eastern Philosophy.”) 470 more words

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