Daily Archives: August 12, 2017

Words Are My Matter by Ursula K. Le Guin wins 2017 Hugo

Words Are My Matter by Ursula K. Le Guin

Congratulations to Ursula K. Le Guin, whose Words Are My Matter won the 2017 Hugo for Best Related Work, at Worldcon75 in Helsinki, Finland. Continue reading

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Nevertheless, She Persisted: Alea Iacta Est

Somewhat paradoxically, the inspiration for my story in an anthology about the persistence of women was my son. He’s a software engineer and a long-time gamer, originally of card-based games like Magic: the Gathering and later of on-line MMO RPGs … Continue reading

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Visual Readers and Memorable Scenes

  One of the most interesting discoveries I’ve made about reading (and writing) is how our brains process text. Some of us are intensely visual. This is both great and not so great. The perils and pitfalls of being a … Continue reading

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