Sep. 8th, 2012

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Survived the first 2 days of new day job - no clear idea of what it's going to be like yet, but at least I know lots of people there.

I set out to finish some things last night and ended up hanging out with Jana and the kitties watching "The 39 Steps," which I liked less than I did 15 years or so back when I first saw it, what between the grnder dynamics and the plot holes. For the whole romantic misadventure, running around Scotland suspensey thing, I think I'll stick with Elizabeth Peters' "Legend in Green Velvet."

I am almost done with my interview for Roxanne Bland's "Werewolves and Other Strangers," due on Monday and now need to pull together a response for an SF Signal Mind Meld, due Tuesday. These are pretty interesting - they assemble a group of authors and everyone sends in responses to the same question. The last one was on international diversity in the Hugos and was quite interesting.
Today, snurri comes over and we do more work on the porch.
Still to come, resource lists from two of my Chicon panels.

In "Silver Moon" news, the Hennepin County Library now has copies, 3 of them! Ramsey County Library also has at least one copy, bringing the total up to 20 or so public libraries, 4 research libraries and the Quatrefoil Library. Yay!
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Here's what I wrote down from the gender roles panel. As you can see, we visited a lot of different parts of the genre, partially because our original moderator didn't make it and partially because the original description only mentioned science fiction and we wanted to broaden things a tad.
Panelists: Julia Rios, Anne Lyle, Catherine Lundoff

Shadow Man by Melissa Scott
Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula Le Guin
Paladin of Souls by Lois McMaster Bujold
Santa Olivia and Kushiel's Dart by Jacqueline Carey
A Brother's Price by Wen Spenser
The Courier's New Bicycle by Kim Westwood
Diana Comet and Other Improbably Stories by Sandra McDonald
Bone Dance by Emma Bull
Fool's Errand by Robin Hobb
The Gods Themselves by Isaac Asimov
The Female Man by Joanna Russ
"Aye and Gomorrah" by Samuel Delany
Fly into Fire by Susan Bigelow
Lavinia by Ursula Le Guin
Stranger at the Wedding by Barbara Hambly
Glamour in Glass by Mary Robinette Kowal
Shards of Honor and A Civil Campaign by Lois McMaster Bujold
"Source Decay" by Charlie Jane Anders (Strange Horizons)
Steel Beach by John Varley
Godmother Night by Rachel Pollack
Woman on the Edge of Time by Marge Piercy
'Recognizing Gabe: un cuento de hadas" by Alberto Yáñez (Strange Horizons)
World SF Blog

One addition: someone in the audience asked about sf/f with trans men as protagonists and we were stumped. Then I went home and looked in my bookcase and promptly found Supervillainz by Alicia Goranson, which has alternating viewpoint characters, both trans.

Okay, second addition. We, the panelists, talked about our current work in relation to the topic, more or less.
Anne Lyle - Night's Masque series
Julia Rios - Strange Horizons Magazine
Catherine Lundoff - Silver Moon and A Day at the Inn, A Night at the Palace and Other Stories


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