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Martha Wells

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ApolloCon etc

Many Things:

First Thing: My email started working late yesterday morning so I should be caught up now. Also, hoping we'll get rain today or tomorrow. There have been a couple of forest fires in the area.

T2: This is going to be a crazy busy week for me because I'm going to be guest of honor at ApolloCon this weekend in Houston. We will all be having lots of fun without you. (Unless you're coming too, then we'll be having fun with you.) I don't know how much time I'll have for posting, but I'll try to do a few.

T3: The Clarion West Write-a-Thon: my goal is 15,000 words on the third Cloud Roads book, and yesterday I tore apart and re-wrote chapter 1 and part of 2. I have no idea what my word count was, because I took out a lot, wrote two new scenes, and re-arranged a lot.

T4: the snippet poll. Snippets from The Serpent Sea are winning by a large margin, but a lot of people also wanted random snippets from other books, so I think I'll do both. I'll try to do a snippet post later today when I'm more awake.

T5: Links:

SF Signal: Girl Cooties: A Personal History by Judith Tarr Judith talks about gender and publishing.

CBC News: Canadian Rioters Tried to Burn a Chapters Bookstore

Greg van Eekhout: The color of The Boy at the End of the World
I am multiracial. My skin is light brown. My features are a mix of, well, Dutch and Indonesian. People often don’t know what to make of me. When people see me, sometimes they see a person of color. Sometimes they see an Asian person. (Indonesia is in Asia, so that makes sense.) Sometimes they see a Latino person. Sometimes they see a white guy with a tan. When people don’t know what you are, they will sometimes project their own expectations on you.

The auction to help with author L.A. Banks' medical expenses starts today.

Cynthia Leitich Smith: It Gets Better: Authors & Illustrators Unite an "It gets better" vid from childrens and YA authors and illustrators.

Austin YNN: Copper thieves shut down Austin library indefinitely
Gillum said the Ruiz branch caters to more than 30-thousand Austinites a month.

"We're just filled with kids and teenagers normally all through the summer while they're away from school," Gillum said. "Not this year."


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I despise copper thieves!

Yes, they're incredibly destructive. And as someone pointed out on facebook, they picked a library in an area that most needs a library.

Thanks for the link to the video. ...I'm still stunned by the copper thieves at the library.

No prob! And yes, that was terrible. I'm hoping an air conditioning company will see the story and be able to rush them the parts.

Thank you for the link, Martha.

For all practical purposes, I'm white. But it turns out that most Jews have some African ancestry. And from the looks of some of my relatives, I have Asian ancestry -- as do a fair number of other people with Eastern European ancestry, of various ethnicities.

And, of course, I have some Neanderthal ancestry.

I saw a movie recently that referred to the homo sapiens killing off the Neanderthal, and thought, hah, I bet they never dreamed that reference would be dated before the movie came out!

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