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A more diverse universe weekend has arrived!

a more diverse universe 2013Check out Aarti’s BookLust site for more info about #Diversiverse weekend and how to participate.

Books I have waiting on my table (or waiting for me to post about):BVC-Shawl-Bloodchildren
Ancient, Ancient” by Kiini Ibura Salaam;
Salsa Nocturna: Stories” by Daniel José Older;
Half Word” by Hiromi Goto (click title for link to book trailer);
Darktown Follies” by Amaud Jamaul Johnson (newly purchased! collection of poetry [non-spec]);
“Bloodchildren” an Anthology of Octavia E. Butler scholars of Clarion Writers’ Workshop edited by Nisi Shawl;
Ancient, Ancient bu Kiini Ibura SalaamMothership: Tales from Afrofuturism and Beyond” an anthology edited by Bill Campbell;
“Engraved on the Eye” by Saladin Ahmed (read chap. 1 of his novel “Throne of the Crescent Moon” on line);
Three Messages and a Warning” edited by Eduardo Jiménez Mayo and Chris. N. Brown;
A Stranger in Olondria” by Sofia Samatar.A Stranger in Olondria by Sofia Samatar publ. Small Beer Press

You can check out my post “Vision and Re-Visioning” about Nalo Hopkinson’s Report from Planet Midnight.
Check out Rochita Loenen-Ruiz’s blog “From the Beloved Country“.
Check out Lisa Bradley’s blog posts on “Writing Latin@ Characters Well” (first post here).

And if you are not familiar with The Carl Brandon Society, check out their website!

(update 11/16) And thanks to Lisa for pointing my way to this: Victory Music by Daniel José Older. An excellent short story you should go read. I had the pleasure of hearing Daniel read it at Wiscon earlier this year. Powerful, well-written, beautiful story.