During the long, long break, I re-read Glory Road. And, again, by way of caveat, there is no particular reason – other than sheer whimsy – I chose this particular title off of my Heinlein shelf.
Since Citizen of the Galaxy held up so well, I reread The Star Beast over the weekend. IMO, the years have been less kind to this tale.
When the 2007 Hugo ballot was released, there was a hailstorm of commentary about the lack of women on the list. I’m not sure how much the situation has changed in the genre (not much, imho) but I think it’s interesting that a very similar controversy is swirling around the “legit” literature circles right now. Clearly, this keeps happening because women can’t write their collective way out of a damp ...Read MoreRead more
During the WSFS Business Meeting at Anticipation, blogger yonmei floated a proposal intended to get more women on the Hugo ballot. Yonmei’s plan, which has been called the “Joanna Russ Amendment” stated that, in the event of an all-male final ballot, the next highest woman would be moved up into the slate of nominees.*