In which we do a quick (ha) awards round up and squee about the Swancon that was.
We wanted you to read this review and be appalled http://www3.chizine.com/engines_of_desire.htm
An issue to be addressed that we want more women reviewed … but not like that.
(but then they edited the review out from under us, so you can be appalled by that instead)
Hugo nominees -http://www.locusmag.com/News/2011/04/2011-hugo-and-campbell-awards-nominees/
Ditmar winners - http://www.jonathanstrahan.com.au/wp/2011/04/27/ditmars-and-ducks/
Wanted to draw attention to when Tansy won the Atheling and Grant Stone as MC said she was the first woman (invisibility of women)
1979 - Susan Wood, "Women and Science Fiction", Algol 33, 1978
2007 - Justine Larbalestier for Daughters of Earth: Feminist Science Fiction in the Twentieth Century
2009 - Kim Wilkins, for “Popular genres and the Australian literary community: the case of fantasy fiction”
2010 - Helen Merrick for The Secret Feminist Cabal: a cultural history of science fiction feminisms (Aqueduct Press)
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