Magical Words Link Roundup 1-11-2017


Needing a dose of geeky fun now that dreary January is here? Try Illogicon! It’s this weekend!

The Eugie Foster Memorial Award for Short Fiction (or Eugie Award) celebrates the best in innovative fiction.

A Redditor on r/fantasy asked the following question: Can women writers write (non-romance) epic fantasy?

Barnes & Noble presents seven great YA novels marked by complex examinations of fate, choice, responsibility, love, and everything else under the sun.

Automated book-culling software drives librarians to create fake patrons to “check out” endangered titles. (I love that the fake patron’s name was Chuck Finley. My fellow Burn Notice fans are all giggling right now…)

The judges for the 2017 World Fantasy Awards, for work published in 2016, have now been impaneled. In case you have any materials that you wish to be considered.

The Written Word has compiled a list of the top 10 trends in publishing that will impact indie authors the most.

Mary Robinette Kowal announces she will not be running for SFWA President after all.

Amanda Green is unhappy that some of the Sad Puppies jumped the gun and released their own recommendations for Hugo nominations.

The problem with the new and yet very important desire to portray realistic, strong women with agency, is that some people fixate entirely on the first part of this – the word “strong” – and take it to mean something very specific.



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