Betsy here: I guess we’ve got no scheduled posts for this week so it’s free-for-all here at the Night Bazaar!! Woot! Next week we’ll emerge from the mayhem with a scheduled topic.
Just got a new review for EXILE from examiner.com:
Exile does an excellent job of fashioning a kingdom on the brink of implosion, as political, military, and personal factors place increasing pressure on the fragile peace that is already undermined by double agents and malignant magic. It also provides a unique conglomeration of magic, which is practiced mostly either by the enigmatic Moonlings or a race known as the Mance, who are in turns alluring and disturbing in their methods and manners.
This post from Jim Hines speaks to our discussion on harassment at Cons. Publishing is a small world. People are watching. Behave yourselves.
Along similar lines, lots of folks are talking about this month’s SFWA Bulletin cover. I think it’s rockin’ cool art.
Hell, she must be a good fighter. She killed that dude and look! not a scratch on her. And we’d know, wouldn’t we?
What are your thoughts of a scantily clad, buxom swordswoman on the cover of our professional organization’s magazine? It’s okay to be torn, I guess. After all, SF/F has that tradition of scantily clad swordswomen.
But then, SF/F has that wee tradition of harassing scantily clad cosplayers at cons too. Does this kind of portrayal contribute to that culture?