In which we rant about feminist issues and gender disparity (are you shocked?), Alisa proclaims the death of bookstores and publishing, we look at branding and internet dramah, plus a million zillion award shortlists, TANSY BEING A TIPTREE JUDGE, a Swancon preview, and... um. It’s a bit long. But full of crunchy Galactic Suburbian goodness.
Diana Wynne Jones passed away
Shaun Tan wins the Astrid Lindgren Award http://www.guardian.co.uk/childrens-books-site/2011/mar/29/shaun-tan-astrid-lindgren-prize?CMP=twt_gu
Carol Emshwiller’s 90th birthday celebrations
25 A&R franchises in Australia go indie
Strange Horizons - dealing with the low numbers of female reviewers http://www.strangehorizons.com/blog/2011/03/a_few_good_women_a_call_for_re.shtml
The Age on the poor numbers of women’s work being reviewed (in the literary “mainstream”)
and coverage of a panel on the gender disparity, again in literary mainstream
Prometheus Awards nominees, from the Libertarian Futurist Society: http://www.sfawardswatch.com/?p=4065
Running Press, Tricia Telep and Jessica Verday
TANSY BECOMES A TIPTREE JUDGE!! http://tansyrr.com/tansywp/tiptree/
Aurealis Awards: www.aurealisawards.com/finalists2010.pdf
Tin Ducks: http://2011.swancon.com.au/tin-duck-awards/
Chronos Awards: http://arcadiagt5.livejournal.com/362522.html
Livejournal not so live this week - AK has existential crisis about blogging & identity.
Aishwarya, Kaia, Adam
Maybe each of us could pick some things off the program we’re excited about?