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Comment on Head of Zeus and World SF by Kev McVeigh

Sat, 10 Mar 2018 23:10:29 +0000

We published a piece about Chinese SF based on a discussion at a Worldcon in Vector 160 around 91? Tommy McClellan was the author I think.

Comment on Vector’s pick of science news in 2017 by Pixel Scroll 2/11/18 ’The Scroll of Doctor Pixel And Other Stories’ And Other Stories | File 770

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 05:14:15 +0000

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Comment on Lone Wolf Bioterrorists and the Trajectory of Apocalyptic Narratives by Polina Levontin

Sat, 10 Feb 2018 01:06:20 +0000

To study, or not to study?

Comment on Friday essay: science fiction’s women problem by Kev McVeigh

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 10:50:34 +0000

"reviewers can cry the impossibility of reviewing what isn’t published" When they are conscientious about reviewing what is already published, then I might let reviewers off the hook. Til then, we (I include myself) remain responsible for ensuring that this imbalance is addressed. We remain complicit in maintaining the male-domination unless we act. About 4 years ago a woman author published a new collection. She is a former winner of multiple Nebula Awards, a World Fantasy Award, Philip K Dick Award and recipient of multiple award nominations including the Arthur C Clarke, Locus and Hugo Awards. That would suggest she's worthy of some attention, don't you think? Not from anyone. Not a single review anywhere online that I can find. Nobody has reviewed this book apart from one blog. (Mine.) So no, I don't accept that reviewers can complain about being unable to review women. The book in question is Pat Murphy's Women Up To No Good published by Untreed Reads in 2013. You'd think that title would get some notice too. This isn't an isolated example either. Where have you seen reviews of KT Davies, Kari Sperring, Andrea Hairston, Claire Dean, Lisa Goldstein, Kirsty Logan, etc in genre venues? Or even notice of reissues by Michaela Roessner, Judith Moffett, Nancy Kress, and dozens more? Reviewers, and reviews editors, really can and must do more.

Comment on BSFA Awards – Stage 2 by “This is Not Going to Go the Way You Think”: The Last Jedi Is Subversive AF, and I Am Here for It

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 00:37:58 +0000

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Comment on #SciFiSessions: Adam Roberts & Jeff Noon by #SciFiSessions avec Jeff Noon – Jeff Noon

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 12:49:00 +0000

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