Category: Old School Blogging

  • A Brief Analysis of the Locus Recommended Reading List, 2011-2015

    A Brief Analysis of the Locus Recommended Reading List, 2011-2015

    Introduction Locus published their annual Recommended Reading List earlier this week.  I was looking at it and became curious about its composition. Then I became curious about possible trends in the Reading List and looked at the lists for the last five years, 2011 to 2015. I took the data from the Locus website and copied it into […]

  • Losing My Voice

    My first writing workshop was in high school, me and some boys. The faculty adviser was my English teacher that year. One meeting, there were just three of us: me, Kevin, and John. Mrs. Danner had another obligation and had left Kevin in charge. Inexplicably. Keven and John read their pieces, I did my best […]

  • Pattern Matching: Lou Antonelli and the Sad Puppies

    One of the things I do is match patterns. I’ve noticed a troubling pattern when it comes to the Sad Puppies and I think it’s worth exploring in more detail. I apologize for the messiness of the timeline, I’ve tried to be as concise as possible. Lou Antonelli revealed during a podcast that he has sent […]

  • WisCon: The Frenkel Decision

    This past Friday, the subcommittee announced their decision about the harassment reported by Elise Matthesen and Lauren Jankowski.  Here’s the relevant part: WisCon will (provisionally) not allow Jim Frenkel to return for a period of four years (until after WisCon 42 in 2018). This is “provisional” because if Jim Frenkel chooses to present substantive, grounded evidence […]

  • Silence is Complicity

    Here be trigger warnings. And horror. I’ll talk about both–because this is one that the community cannot look away from. And by that, I mean they can’t look away from it anymore. First, some history, It was widely known–in some circles–that Marion Zimmer Bradley was complicit in the sexual abuse of children by her husband, […]