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  • Commented on Writer, Interrupted
    Ditto many parts of academia. In the humanities (and my bit, which dovetails with science and tech), you are a professional writer, with writing targets, including books and journal articles. The trouble is that you are also running thirty other...
  • Commented on What are you reading this summer?
    Great discussion. To add to the pile... N.K. Jemisin, The Fifth Season, manages to be both incredibly intelligent and sci-fi-summer-reading style. The second book in the trilogy is due next month. Whilst waiting, I have just read her Inheritance trilogy...
  • Commented on Where Have All the Women Gone?
    General *cheer* for having this discussion. It needs to keep being be said, apparently. Discrimination against female SF writers exists (and it's not the only discrimination, sadly). Second, thanks, Judith, for posting the blog link and the storybundle. Well worth...
  • Commented on The Biggest Little SF Publisher you never heard of pulls on the jackboots
    Charlie- Are you sure that asking "Why Finland?" is the relevant question, here...? Not sure that blurring together the politics of Finland and Sweden is going to win-friends-and-influence-people... It's rather like blurring together the different political histories of Scotland and...
  • Commented on My Country Tis of Thee
    Hi Laura Anne- Great post, thank you. You raise some really important issues of writer integrity. Nothing earth-shattering to add. I just wanted to note that your experiences are similar to those who of us who are also anthropologists (and...
  • Commented on Keep the money in the family
    Thanks for posting, Charlie. Publishing cooperatives seem like a fantastic addition to the e-publishing/e-distribution mix... I am now on the hunt for more... not just sci-fi... I think academic publishing (humanities not just natural sciences, different worlds) would be perfect...
  • Commented on Another deceptively simple question
    (Note: Small textual explosion, please make tea) I am going to err on what I know as a professional academic writer, poet, tweeter, and publisher of small-scale handmade books (both paper and online): In academia, despite a lot of ongoing...
  • Commented on Snowden leaks: the real take-home
    @El I am not sure it’s simply loyalty. I think it’s more about trust. I don’t think money is the motivation for most of the decisions I see. In my experience inside the high-tech industry (always limited, whose isn’t, but...
  • Commented on Snowden leaks: the real take-home
    I'm with the Gen-Y-ers (although a certified Gen-X-er), but I want to add two notes, for this organisational hive-mind is where poets and authors and other assorted creatives (*wave*) are at their guerrilla work... Organisations are, in essence, fictions, they...
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