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Of the three short stories from 2018, if you're considering nominating for the Hugo, Nebula, World Fantasy, etc., the ones I would offer for your attention are "Music for the Underworld" in Terraform (science fiction) and "The No-One Girl and the Flower of the Farther Shore" (fantasy) in Clarkesworld:

motherboard.vice.com/en_us/art

clarkesworldmagazine.com/yu_03 (audio available)

A list of the stories I read and liked this year will come soon.

(Apologies to followers for the repost—fixed privacy settings)

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In 2018 I completed the novel I've been working on for seven years, signed with Markus Hoffman of Regal Hoffman & Associates, judged two prizes (the Salam Award and the Artist Trust/Gar LaSalle Storyteller Award), published three stories, and sold five more for publication in 2019.

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Did you ever notice how ancient minority religions in fantasy are generally presented as “dying”

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RT @leeflower@twitter.com
At some point we really need to talk about how judging people for running fundraisers or asking to get paid is a huge vector for racism and misogyny.

I mean, we've already talked about it, at length, but we need to do this again I guess.
twitter.com/leeflower/status/1

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I worry that the knock-on effect of the Russian troll farms is that we’re training ourselves to see even minor disagreement as shows of egregious bad faith

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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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