So, as it happens, I have a book coming out this year!
Also as it happens, it turns out I lied a little when I said folks who didn’t follow me on Tumblr weren’t missing anything but silly stuff. It’s mostly true–mostly I’m just silly on Tumblr. But this weekend Tumblr followers were treated to a slow-motion reveal of (most of) the cover (and title, since the title is, you know, on the cover) of my next book. It was pretty fun, actually, with people trying to guess the title from incomplete information, and cow poems, and just a good time.
And now, today, Book Riot has the official, internet-wide reveal. So click on over to take a look at the cover and the description.
If it seems appealing to you, the book is pre-orderable, though last I checked there was still a placeholder title and cover (which nonetheless I can see from the amazon rank that folks have been pre-ordering it, which is equal parts amazing and terrifying). It’s out October 3, I hope you like it!
Mirrored from Ann Leckie.
From Caitlin Mota in The Jersey Journal: Man busted by feds allegedly detailed drug operation in Reddit 'fan fiction'.
From Amanda Knox in Ballard News-Tribune: Amanda's View: Fandom and fan fiction.
In an Irish Times review of Life, Tara Brady wrote Rebecca Ferguson’s security-obsessed doctor plays awfully like Tasha Yar fan-fiction from someone who never actually got around to watching Star Trek: The Next Generation.
( Angie Thomas, Love Actually, the current catastrophe )
From the Philippine Star: Everyone’s a little obsessed with something. It only takes another person in the fandom circle to drive you further into it. A few YouTube binge-watching sessions and fan fiction after, and it’s already safe to declare that you’re a *insert name of obsession here* geek.
Finally, from Rebekah Lowin in Food & Wine: "Veggie hate crime." It might sound like something out of an embarrassing piece of chef fan fiction fused with an ultra-progressive children's book, but it’s actually the colloquial term for a very real, very relevant set of laws — ones that have been a serious impediment to food critics and health advocates across the country.
This month's mix is dedicated to the current political situation, in the US and worldwide. Some old stuff, some new stuff. Some angry, some hopeful, hopefully mostly inspiring.
I'm Gonna Spend the Next Four Years on the Barricades
Zip file on dropbox (131 MB) or Individual tracks on dropbox
Talkin' Bout A Revolution - Tracy Chapman
Where's the Revolution - Depeche Mode
The Sand In the Gears - Frank Turner
Enough Is Enough - Chumbawamba
All You Fascists 2010 - Billy Bragg and his Band
Combat Rock - Sleater-Kinney
Immigrants (We Get the Job Done) - K'naan, Snow Tha Product, Riz MC & Residente
If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next - Manic Street Preachers
Dontfollowtheleader - Headstones
Fuck Police Brutality - Anti-Flag
White Flag Warrior - Flobots Feat. Tim Mcilrath Of Rise Against
Burnin' Streets - Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros
Hey World (Remote Control Version) - Michael Franti and Spearhead
Lovers In A Dangerous Time - Bruce Cockburn
Fishing - Richard Shindell
Weight of the World - Martyn Joseph
We'll Be There - Oysterband
Heads Will Roll - Thea Gilmore
Coming to America - K'naan
¡Viva La Gloria! - Green Day
People Have The Power - Patti Smith
Democracy - Leonard Cohen
Bread and Roses - Brownwen Lewis
I'd love it if you commented if you're downloading, just so I know I'm not posting these out into the void :)
(Results mostly that I need to get better at figuring out how to change targeted colors in Adobe Premiere, let's just pretend it's fine.)
Title: In Which Sophie Expresses Her Feelings In The Absence Of Weedkiller
Music: "You're A Cad," The Bird and the Bee
Ugh. On an only semi-related note, though, my mother and I are going to be vending at the Pagan Unity Festival in May. I'm going to be doing in-person Tarot readings for part of the time, which... I am currently not touching my cards often at all, and I've been really doubtful of myself lately. So! Would anyone like a one-card draw as I try to get my head in the game?
(I may do this a couple more times in the lead-up to PUF, too.)
Only three decks on offer this time; if you have a preference, let me know, otherwise I'll pick at random:
* Tarot Draconis