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This year, as every year, I strongly recommend K Tempest Bradford's "Until Forgiveness Comes," a story about personal grief vs public spectacle, and whether it's healthy to "never forget" an act of violence:

strangehorizons.com/fiction/un

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Chicago! On September 6 I will be reading at Volumes Book Cafe with Mary Robinette Kowal, Mary Anne Mohanraj, Chris Bauer and Steven Silver. Hope to see you there!

maryannemohanraj.com/2018/08/2

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I’ve shared this on that other site, but let’s mention it here, too: I’ve got a new book coming out next March!

THE BAYERN AGENDA is a science-fiction/espionage adventure set against the backdrop of a galactic cold war.

angryrobotbooks.com/2018/08/mo

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I have a story in Apex Magazine that is available to read online today, if you’re interested in stories about the sea giving and taking away:
apex-magazine.com/gasping/

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This is a great tool if you want to swap over to Mastodon but you’re worried about finding all your friends. bridge.joinmastodon.org/

If you haven't yet, watch NK Jemisin's acceptance speech for the 2018 Hugo for Best Novel.
youtube.com/watch?v=8lFybhRxoV

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Thought from context on the birbsite:

Be the helpers that Mr Rogers wanted you to look for in the world.

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It would really help me out if y’all would put your pronouns in your profiles. If you don’t think you need to, that’s a good indication you actually really do. I am working on never making assumptions.

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yo just a reminder: mastodon is pretty cool but it's not really a secure platform whatsoever. someone determined could relatively easily get your private/locked messages. i don't think this is a reason to be afraid of mastodon, but do not use it for sending sensitive information to anyone.

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New to Mastodon and identify as non-white? Feel free to reach out (dms are also welcome) because I want to follow you!

Introduce yourself if you want me to boost you! :)

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Hi there. Looking for an alternative now that the API of that other site is going to be effectively destroyed. I'm a blind user and need accessibility, and would find a desktop client (possibly terminal) more usable than the website. Recommendations appreciated.

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If anyone going to #Worldcon wants someone to walk with on Saturday, a group of us will be escorting members gratis. Look for the pink shirts that say “I Am Here To Help.” We will have routes that are accessible and will avoid the temper tantrum at the north entrance.

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Let's say I started a short fiction review site that emphasized the quantification of story quality. But every story with a gay man in it was knocked down a star or two, and the inclusion of gay men was mentioned as a definite negative in the review itself. And lets say the authors of such stories protested. Loudly.

Would this be because they were just super sensitive about getting bad reviews? Or would it be because I'm a bigot?

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