Author Archives: Cheryl Morgan

Worldcon – Day 5

Monday’s panels were a bit of a let-down. We started with the Diversity in Criticism panel, which had been given only an hour but could have benefited from a lot longer. I also had one of those experiences where I … Continue reading

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Worldcon – Day 4

Once again I have been stupidly busy. Here are some highlights: Anne Sudworth winning Best Body of Work in the Art Show Maurizio Manzieri winning Best Digital in the Art Show The Fine Art panel laying into Damien Hirst Interviewing … Continue reading

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Worldcon – Day 3

It happened. I got back to the hotel just after midnight and had to be on my way fairly early to get my room mate to the airport. I was going to blog this morning from the convention, but people … Continue reading

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Worldcon – Day 2

It is a measure of quite how busy I have been that when I was asked last night what I had been doing I couldn’t remember half of it. The big disappointment yesterday was discovering that there are no copies … Continue reading

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Sara Bergmark Elfgren – #WITMonth

I missed the official LGBT focus on Wednesday due to being stupidly busy, but today is the official kids & YA day so I’m taking you on a trip to Engelsfors. This small Swedish town is the setting for a … Continue reading

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The Trans Stuff at Worldcon

Today there was an academic program section that included a paper on trans characters in science fiction. It was given by Paul Ballard, and I went along to see what he had to say. I was completely floored when he … Continue reading

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Worldcon – Day 1

I am so glad that I got registered last night. The queues this morning were horrendous. Worldcon registration is supposed to be a solved problem, but there always seems to be someone keen to re-invent the wheel. There is, by … Continue reading

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Rochita Loenen-Ruiz & Eliza Victoria – #WITMonth

There’s a wealth of speculative fiction writers in The Philippines. Many of them are women. The ones I am familiar with all write in English, though I am sure there will be some who write in Tagalog, and quite possibly … Continue reading

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Bethany Black & Alice Denny on Shout Out

The podcast of last night’s edition of Shout Out is now available, and it contains a lot of my Trans Pride coverage. In particular there is material featuring Bethany Black and Alice Denny. Alice had written a new poem especially … Continue reading

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Worldcon – Day 0

I headed to London straight from the studio to be in time to catch up with Rina & Jacob from Tachyon Publications, and Rani Graff from Israel, for dinner. There was a party at Rina & Jacob’s apartment last night, … Continue reading

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Aliette De Bodard – #WITMonth

Aliette lives in France and writes in English, but she’s well worth listing here because of the use of Vietnamese culture in her short fiction. She may not be translating the language, but she is presenting the culture to the … Continue reading

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Yesterday on Ujima – Piracy, Massage & Old Age

The first segment of yesterday’s show saw me interviewing Huw Powell about his middle grade book, Spacejackers. I was delighted that we had listeners texting us pirate jokes. Huw and I had a good chat about SF for kids, gendered … Continue reading

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My X-Men Reboot

For their latest Mind Meld the nice folks at SF Signal asked a bunch of people to write about the topic of reboots in comics. Not only were we asked for our opinions on things like Cap-Falcon and Girl-Thor, they … Continue reading

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Marina Dayachenko – #WITMonth

Marina Dayachenko, together with her husband, Sergey, form Russia’s powerhouse fantasy fiction duo, though they are actually Ukrainian by birth and also write in their native tongue. They have won a host of awards in Russia, and were voted Best … Continue reading

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Today on Ujima – Space Pirates!

Today I’m delighted to have Huw Powell (Gareth’s younger brother) in the studio to talk about his book, Spacejackers. There will be thrills, adventure, piracy! As scurvy a bunch of knaves as ever set foot in a radio studio. Also … Continue reading

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On Depression and Suicide

The desperately sad news about Robin Williams today has resulted in a flood of comment on social media. Much of it, inevitably, is foul. Much more, however, is well intentioned but simplistic. Depression, like so many things in life, is … Continue reading

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Xia Jia – #WITMonth

As with just about every other country in the world, most of the SF&F writers that we are beginning to hear of from China are male. There are some very good ones, but there must be women too. The only … Continue reading

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A World SF Resource

Via Europa SF I have made contact with Professor Arielle Saiber of Bowdoin College who will be teaching a course on World SF next year. As part of the preparation for the course, she has put together a website listing … Continue reading

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Naoko Takeuchi – #WITMonth

The prompt for this week on Women in Translation Month is “Asian continent, Africa, and Oceania”. That’s a heck of a lot of territory to cover, but it is not quite as big as it seems because so many of … Continue reading

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Perceptions of Sub-Genre

I’ve been seeing a few comments lately about how books by women don’t get seen as belonging to certain sub-genres even though they appear to fit the criteria. N.K. Jemisin was asking yesterday why her latest series is not seen … Continue reading

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