In which we work, play, shake up our format a little (gasp!) and cover the life & death of magazines, the changing face of the industry, respect for non fiction, sexual harassment, rants, reboots and as usual, books, books and more books. Also a few sneaky clues about what Twelfth Planet Press is publishing next year!
Realms of Fantasy is back, again...
Escape Pod Expands:
"We have been pushing to expand what Escape Pod does, adding an SF blog and distributing our stories via magazine format. We’re also becoming a pro market, and hope to keep paying our authors pro rates well into 2011 if the donations make it possible."
Cheryl Morgan talks about paying for reviews as semipro http://cherylmmorgan.livejournal.com/828926.html
On the Cooks Source scandal and seeing stuff on the internet as 'public domain': http://www.cookssource.com/
Jim C Hines on reporting sexual harassment in SF/F
Old men complaining? http://www.tangentonline.com/news-mainmenu-158/1453-a-new-direction When you get old, do you by consequence lose your sense of wonder? Just simply because you've read everything? And is/should all SF be aimed/written for the 60 year old man?
Jason Sanford responds: http://www.jasonsanford.com/jason/2010/11/a-response-to-dave-truesdales-new-direction.html#comments
New Buffy Reboot http://io9.com/5696762/joss-whedon-and-angel-react-to-the-new-buffy-reboot
New Friend of the Podcast: The Writer & the Critic (Mondy & Kirstyn)
Books that aren't marketed as being a part of a series...
Publishing, deadlines, and attitudes thereto...
Chat, rants and backpedalling...
What Culture have we Consumed?
Alex: Blameless, Gail Carriger; The Devil in Mr Pussy, Paul Haines; Women of Other Worlds, ed. Helen Merrick and Tess Williams; Bold as Love, Gwyneth Jones; Day of the Triffids (2009 BBC production)
Alisa: works too hard, and also FRINGE
Tansy: To Write Like a Woman, Joanna Russ; Marianne, the Magus & the Manticore by Sheri S Tepper; Sourdough & Other Stories, Angela Slatter; China Mountain Zhang, Maureen McHugh, Mists of Avalon movie
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