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Ah, China

And, I just have to share an almost blistering review of China Mieville’s latest, Iron Council. As the SF/F genre has a terrible tendency to overhype/overpraise their own, it was nice to see somebody take China to task for some of the purple prose. He’s got some great stuff, fantastic ideas, and I fully intend […]

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Pro-choice feminist vs. Pro-abortion Femi-Nazi?

According to this article 52% of Republicans polled believed a woman’s right to choose whether or not to have an abortion was a personal choice, and Roe vs. Wade should not be overturned. However: Substantially fewer Republicans than Democrats defined themselves as “pro-choice” even when they articulated pro-choice values, responding that they believe women “should […]

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Same Story

I’ve just finished reading Susan Faludi’s Backlash (yes, I know, it’s a classic I have no excuses for not getting to sooner). It’s a fantastic, slightly exhausting and anger-provoking book about the backlash against women’s rights in the 80s. Now I’m reading about the latest on the mess of sexual harrassment against women and blatantly […]

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What’s on my Plate…

via: feministing.com As many as one in ten college women suffer from a clinical or nearly clinical eating disorder, including 5.1% who suffer from bulimia nervosa. According to Washington Post writer Shankar Vedantam, women are over-represented in ads for psychiatric drugs and “are usually shown as being submissive, sexy or asleep.” Nothing sexier than a […]

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I’m sorry…

I’m sorry. I laughed. And laughed. And laughed… Here’s the deal: I don’t think it makes you gay just because you beat off to images of Brad Pitt.

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Doctorow

Turns out Cory Doctorow has a new book coming out. The cover art kicks ass. I survived another boxing class last night. I think I’m getting addicted to it. Trying to figure out how to up the number of classes I take every week. Ha.

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Another Day Another Dollar

My long weekend came and went. And look, I’m still here. Not much going on in the real world — Kerry actually has a VP that I might have considered voting for alone, so in tandem, well… (the election this year — as in the last whirlwind around — is a “lesser of two evils” […]

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Black Russians

It’s the beginning of a four-day weekend. Sitting here sipping black russians, going over agent query letters. Things at the day job are fantastic. Looks like I might be moving into writing bid proposals, which is a fantastic step. I’m excited. Life is fantastic. I am blessed. Enjoy every minute.

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A Fun Little Drug Addict

One of my favorite new characters for my latest novel, Over Burning Cities is Saronia. I wanted to make a POV character out of a drug whore — and make her a “hero” in the classic sense, as opposed to a villain. She’s going to be lots of fun: Chapter Three: Songan Saronia Chazhis Anaar […]