Women on Book Covers: Counterpoint

Because it's not enough to criticise when Wrong Things Are Wrong; we also need to offer kudos when they are indeed due. As for example, this excellent cover for Ann Aguirre's new novel, Endgame: What a magnificent pose. An action-oriented female character who immediately presents as being strong, confident, physically capable and physically aware. An … Continue reading Women on Book Covers: Counterpoint

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Ditmar Award Ballot Announced: Voting Now Open!

The ballot for the 2012 Ditmar Awards has just been announced and what an impressive list it is! I'm particularly excited because this year I've actually read/heard/seen more than half of the nominees across the ballot, so I feel particularly informed. Not that I believe in the whole, "You have to have read/heard/seen everything in … Continue reading Ditmar Award Ballot Announced: Voting Now Open!

Shirley Jackson Award Nominees Announced!

The nominees for this year's Shirley Jackson Awards has been announced and it's so wonderful see Australian author Deborah Biancotti make the list for her novella, "And the Dead Shall Outnumber the Living", published in Ishar  by Gilgamesh Press. Ishtar is a superb anthology featuring not only Deb's piece but also two other interwoven novellas by Kaaron … Continue reading Shirley Jackson Award Nominees Announced!