I read 100 books by women in 2016 and learned a few things along the way.
books & writing
literature, genre, fan-fic, blogging, graphic novels, web-comics etc etc
“There’s nothing so dangerous as a headstrong girl who knows her own mind.”
In Letters to Tiptree, forty writers, editors, critics, and fans address questions of gender, of sexuality, of the impossibility and joy of knowing someone only through their fiction and biography. They reminisce about the impact of Tiptree’s work, about teaching her stories, and about what it means that a woman can write “like a man”.
Yes, I am ploughing my way through the Hugo 2014 nominated works, why do you ask?
“As one man to another, commander, I must ask you: did you ever wonder why I wore the lilac?”[…]
“No, I never asked,” said Vimes shortly. “It’s a flower. Anyone can wear a flower.”
The James Tiptree Jr. literary prize for science fiction or fantasy published during 2014 that expands or explores our understanding of gender was announced over the Easter weekend. Congratulations to Monica Byrne and Jo Walton, this year’s winners, and congratulations also to those authors selected for the honour list and the long list.
A fussy baby woke me at 5am and I found that the news of Terry Pratchett’s death came overnight. Hoyden About Town has had several previous threads on Pratchett’s work: Belated Friday Hoydens: The Witches of Lancre, Gratuitous Pratchett Appreciation thread: Crivens!,… Read More ›
A female author notes how schools keep deciding that boys won’t want to hear her speak about writing, while also deciding that whenever a male author visits the same school that girls will be just as interested in that author as the boys.
My review of Every Secret Thing by Marie Munkara
Summary post for #AWW2015, including how I complied with the various criteria.