Jan. 5th, 2016

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In 2015 I wrote several pieces about SFF stories and culture, what is sometimes called fanwriting. I wrote a few things I’m proud of and I hope contributed to my little corner of fandom. So I thought I’d do a roundup of my fanwriting in 2015.

Short Fiction

I read fair amount of short fiction, but I know many people have hard time getting started with the form or finding works to their taste. Too often short fiction recs show up only at the end of the year as best of lists, which can be overwhelming. So I’ve been working on providing recs in less overwhelming format and have tried to post 2-5 rec about once a month. You can find all those posts at my short fiction tag

I also wrote a couple of pieces about short fiction culture and my reaction to it. These are “My History with Short Fiction” and “Continuity and SFF Short Fiction”

I was very pleased to be asked to write about my favorite short fiction of 2014 for Lady Business. You can find that here

Fanish Culture

“The Hugo Awards, Inclusion, and Me” is my reaction to last year’s Hugo issues

“The Canon” was my response to Renay’s essay about the SFF canon and pressure to read books by white men I talked about my personal history with the SFF canon and why I don’t think you need to read it.

In “On Reviews” I wrote about how I use book reviews a why I rarely read long reviews.

Books

The closest thing I wrote to a book review was “Thoughts on Nature in Uprooted by Naomi Novik” were I discus how the book uses tropes about nature. (NB: spoilers)

Not writing but I also appeared on an episode of the podcast Cabbages and Kings were we talked about world building and immersion. You can find the episode here.

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