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How Not to Do It.

There are years – okay, every year – I disagree with award nominations and winners (more often than I agree, but I know my taste is off-kilter).  But dear fucking gods, there are ways to express your opinions in a mature and rational fashion. And then there’s this. First of all, it’s petty. Second of …

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Taking a moment…

As a rule, I don’t fangirl.  I was trained to be a professional, starting at age 19, and it stuck.  I admire and respect the people I work with, but even the most amazing talents don’t reduce me to gibbering incoherence. Except once. I’d just read a book, a lovely, marvelous book, and then turned …

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Boosting the Signal on the S&S Situation

What situation, you ask?  This one. This Saturday I saw the New York Times article Barnes and Noble/Simon & Schuster Dispute Said to Hurt Sales. Later in the day, a high-up Simon & Schuster executive also linked to that post from his Facebook account, saying that yes, this is what’s going on. Another article about it …

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Guest Post: Juliet McKenna on Thinking about The Trilogy

Part of an ongoing, non-scheduled series, wherein I grab writers I’m reading, and ask them to talk about something related to that book, that they haven’t had a chance to talk about before, or at enough length. 0O0 I read Juliet McKenna’s first book, The Thief’s Gamble, back when it came out, and thought “ooh, …

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