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There was a really nice non-spoilery review of Stories of the Raksura here.

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(I use a lot of profanity in my daily life, and I have to consciously withhold it when I'm speaking in public, so as you read this, just insert it randomly throughout.)

You may have seen things online about the National Book Awards, where Ursula K. Le Guin gave this great speech (and she's talking about Amazon when she says We just saw a profiteer try to punish a publisher for disobedience and writers threatened by corporate fatwa, and I see a lot of us, the producers who write the books, and make the books, accepting this. Letting commodity profiteers sell us like deodorant, and tell us what to publish and what to write.)

and then Daniel Handler (Lemony Snicket) ruined the ceremony with racist comments (it's here on Gawker too). He apologized yesterday, but I can't imagine how the people receiving the awards, especially Jacqueline Woodson who won for Brown Girl Dreaming, feel. There you are winning this enormous important award, and this asshole has to destroy the whole thing with racist jokes.

and here's a link from N.K. Jemisin, on XOJane, that gives a better idea of just how bad this was.

This is why we need diverse books, especially children's and YA books, but in every genre of books. And here's the We Need Diverse Books Indiegogo.

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A late yea!! For the anthology/collection. I can't wait!

I was quite happy to see that Tor.com's article on 17 standalone books included Wheel of the Infinite.

A late yea!! For the anthology/collection. I can't wait!

Thank you! The first one is already out, and the second one is coming out in April.

I was quite happy to see that Tor.com's article on 17 standalone books included Wheel of the Infinite.

Oh, I didn't see that! I'll go look now.

Ah! I meant the kickstarter, 6x6.

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