A Very Brief Dystopia: My New Piece in Bullett Mag -
In this month’s issue of Bullett Magazine, four futurists—including yours truly—imagine some very strange days. Check out these delicious, bite-sized pieces of microfiction.
Will Egypt Collapse? | REBEL ECONOMY -
A brief, non-polemical, fact-forward look at Egypt’s post-revolutionary economic forecast. (Shorter version: not good, but not yet a complete disaster.) Worth reading.
2013 Locus Awards Finalists -
Hooray! ALIF is a finalist in the First Novel category! Really excited about this one. Lots of great books/writers/editors in all the categories.
If you’re going, here’s where I’ll be: http://www.colorado.edu/cwa/search_results.html?year=2013&words=G.+Willow+wilson
This is always a fun week. Long before I became a panelist, I would go to CWA events to watch thinkers and writers like Molly Ivins and Roger Ebert in lively debates. And I’m biased, but you can’t beat the setting…
How Fans Recreated Game of Thrones in a Minecraft Map the Size of LA -
Even if you’re not a veteran geek, this will blow your mind.
7th Annual Book Tournament: Bookspotcentral -
It’s March Madness! Well, for the year’s best fantasy and scifi, at any rate. Click through to vote in Bookspot’s fun tournament of novels. (Alif, incidentally, butts heads with L.E. Modesitt’s Princeps in the Forgotten Realms bracket.)
'Sex and the Citadel,' by Shereen El Feki - SFGate -
My review of Al Jazeera English correspondent (and former Vice Chair of the UN’s Global Commission on HIV and Law) Shereen El Feki’s cheekily-titled new book appeared in the print edition of the San Francisco Chronicle this Sunday.
Alif Longlisted For Orange Prize -
Or rather, the Prize Formerly Known As Orange, as it is now called the Women’s Prize for Fiction. The article states “Hilary Mantel Faces Six Newcomers” and it took me 10 minutes to grasp that one of those newcomers was me. Totally stunned and honored.
Marina Abramovic and Ulay -
This is only tangentially related to International Women’s Day-but let’s call it “woman as artist” or perhaps “woman in love.” Stunning.