Category Archives: biblios & syllabi

proposal for a Pugetopolis-area WisCon-inspired book group

About 3-1/2 years ago there was some effort toward starting a WisCon-related book group in the Puget Sound area.  Emails were exchanged, but eventually things just sort of fizzled out.  I blame the ~holidays~. But i’d really like to see this happen!  I came home from WisCon this year rejuvenated and inspired, and despite WisCon’s (current) problems i am still very interested in trying to get a book group inspired by WisCon going.  So let’s try it!! I’m going to make a few concrete proposals…

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for the #DiversityInSff hashtag — book recs

Today Twitter has been hopping with the #DiversityInSff hashtag.  It’s been interesting and useful conversation — check it out! When i saw people asking for book recs, i braindumped all the useful awards lists i could think of: SFF by women: (via @broaduniverse) #DiversityInSff — wrdnrd (@wrdnrd) September 4, 2013   SFF by writers of color: (via @carlbrandon) #DiversityInSff — wrdnrd (@wrdnrd) September 4, 2013   SFF that expands our understanding of gender: (look at lists under “Award” tab) (via Tiptree .org)…

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Mithlond selections — 2011 (1st 1/2)

This entry is part 11 of 9 in the series Mithlond

This entry is part 11 of 9 in the series Mithlond2011: January: The Silmarillion. (Beren & Luthien) Tolkien, J.R.R. {This was a requested repeat since we didn’t have a november meeting in 2010.} February:  The Detective. Howard, Jonathan L. March: “Huldufolk 102.” (A documentary from 2006 about Iceland’s “hidden people.”) April: Journey to the Center of the Earth.  Verne, Jules. May: Watership Down. Adams, Richard. June: Gilgamesh (trans. Andrew George) or Gilgamesh (Sanders novelization). July & August: Summer break.

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