Welcome to this week’s instalment of SFF recommendations by diverse authors!
Sorry the post is a bit delayed – I’ve injured my legs last week and have been in an increasing amount of pain while still trying to run around like a headless chicken. (Yes, I saw a doctor, who told me to rest…) This week I’m trying to stay at home and recover, because my mobility has really taken a hit. I’m working on a lot of research-related stuff that can be accomplished from home. You can wish me well on Twitter or elsewhere!
Back to the usual weekly post:
I’m still working my way through my 2014 award recommendations… Here are separate recommendations threads for the remaining works I put on my lists but hadn’t posted about previously.
Feb 24: (Novella) (Non-free) The Masks of Sigma City by Corinne Duyvis in Superpow, pub. Red Penny Papers, 2014
Feb 25: (Poem) Golden Age by Lisa M. Bradley in The Devilfish Review, 2014
Feb 26: (Poem) Song by JT Stewart in Stone Telling, Jan 2014
Feb 27: (Poem) The New Ways by Amal El-Mohtar in Uncanny, Dec 2014
Feb 28: Was too unwell to post
A change: starting now, once a week I’ll also post about something non-free. I did this for the Hugo/Nebula recommendations and the response was very strongly positive – I think people really want to spend money on diverse content!
I don’t want to do this more frequently, because a lot of my readers can’t afford to buy so much stuff. (I couldn’t either, before I moved to the US and thus gained access to the wonderful American public library system.) But once a week (20-25%) is a decent balance, I think.
Also, I’m considering moving the Monday update to Saturday after motzei Shabbat, as my Mondays are very hectic this semester. The past few weeks I’ve tried both options, not sure which worked better.