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My Novels

Many of you know that I write science fiction. I've been writing science fiction since the summer of 2006, when I wrote my first novel - it was designed to be the first in a series of three. I subsequently wrote the second (which is mostly complete) and started the third about a year and a half ago. Over the entire time I've been writing, it has been a struggle to figure out what to do with it. On one hand, it would be nice to have the recognition that published authors get.

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Just finished Harry Potter

I just finished Harry Potter: The Deathly Hallows. I won't post any spoilers here. It was a good book, a fun and engaging read, full of the standard JK Rowling mysteries and puzzles and twists and turns. But it was, in the end incredibly predictable. Which is OK, I guess. But I haven't understood all of the hype around it, and the spoiler warnings, etc.
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New SF Meme

Here's a new SF books meme, which, I think, is better than the last meme, which had no women authors. This is a longer list, and has some women in it.

I got this from Lou Anders. This is the Science Fiction Book Club's list of the fifty most significant science fiction/fantasy novels published between 1953 and 2002.

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You never, ever know

One of the things I look at, on occasion, is the search terms people use to find my blog. They can be entertaining, or sometimes just plain wierd. So here are a few:

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A Generous Orthodoxy

I finished book one on my long list of summer reading.  It was A Generous Orthodoxy, by Brian McLaren.

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Audre Lorde

A somewhat serendipitous occurance (two mentions of the same essay, "Uses of the Erotic" by Audre Lorde in a 24 hour span of time, one of which was in my Christian Worship class, in discussions of the history of Queer Theory and Theology - a whole different topic to write on sometime) sent me back to her collection of essays, called Sister Outsider which was published more than 20 years ago.

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Religious and Secular Left

Bruce Wilson, on Talk to Action, has an interesting, and I think quite useful discussion of the issues relating to the ways in which the secular left and religious left talk to each other, and the broader community, and the language that gets used.

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Octavia Butler

2002830973 Octavia Butler, one of my favorite Science Fiction writers, and one of a tiny number of African-American Science Fiction writers, died this weekend.

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Women in SF Meme

OK, we have a new meme running now, a list of Science Fiction books by women. Yay!

Bold the ones you read and liked, strike out the ones you didn't like, and italicize the ones you haven't read yet but want to.

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Science Fiction Book Meme

Given my status as a long time science fiction fan, I couldn't resist this. It's a meme going around in the Linuxchix Live community. Bold what you've read, strike out what you don't like, italicize what you'd like to read but haven't yet...

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