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Did I mention I have two books coming out this summer?

Did I mention I have two books coming out this summer?

It may feel like the world is slowing to a stop, but publishing grinds on. Did I mention I have two books coming out this summer? Well, I do. They both come out this July, within (I believe) a week of each other. One is How To Future: Leading and Sensemaking in an Age of Hyperchange . (I swear there will be a blurb on that cover — we just can’t reveal it yet.) The other is ReV: The Third…

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Hey, where’s my copy of Company Town?

Hey, where’s my copy of Company Town?

  Good question. Glad you asked. If you pre-ordered the book, know two things: a) I’m ever so grateful, and b) it won’t arrive on time. Why is that? My fellow Angry Robot author Kameron Hurley explains it succinctly: So back in June Angry Robot Books, publisher of THE MIRROR EMPIRE, closed its ancillary imprints, Exhibit A and Strange Chemistry. This was part of a wider cost-cutting exercise initiated by Osprey, Angry Robot’s parent company, which was going up for…

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Unpacking the data on women’s submission(s)

Unpacking the data on women’s submission(s)

I was reading Damien G. Walters’ column on the “invisibility” of women in science fiction, and he brought up Julie Crisp’s explanation for the comparative lack of women publishing science fiction, from an editor’s perspective. Crisp works for Tor’s UK branch, and summed up the lack in this way: You can see that when it comes to science fiction only 22% of the submissions we received were from female writers. That’s a relatively small number when you look at how…

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Re: DC, Starfire, Sailor Moon, and the difference between comics in the US and Japan:

Re: DC, Starfire, Sailor Moon, and the difference between comics in the US and Japan:

If the pronouns listed in the title above mean anything to you, I suggest you read this piece by Deb Aoki about why she left American superhero comics for Japanese shounen manga. Snip: The fascinating and diverse female casts of Bleach and Naruto are a big part of these series’ appeal to both male and female readers. Yes, there are some busty babes in both series — but Soul Reaper Rangiku Matsumoto is a commanding officer in the Soul Society…

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"SF" stands for "strategic foresight"

"SF" stands for "strategic foresight"

Good news, everybody! I’ve been accepted to the M.Des. program in Strategic Foresight and Innovation at the Ontario College of Art and Design. When I tried explaining the program to my mom, I said: “It’s about designing solutions for future problems on every level — from product to policy.” One of the more contemporary problems being tackled by the Strategic Innovation Lab? Publishing. I mention this because John Scalzi has an absolutely fantastic post on the subject, and Patrick Nielsen…

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The news ain't all bad:

The news ain't all bad:

VIZ announces Haikasoru SF imprint. For those of you who don’t know, VIZ is best known for their anime and manga licenses. They hold some of the big-name titles, like Bleach and Death Note. Now they’re investing in bringing over Japanese SF novels to English-language audiences. And the first few books are targeted at younger audiences. No word yet on whether they’re accepting titles from all over the world or just Japan, but any news about fresh investment in the…

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