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Vile Beyond Words

As you may have heard, CBS correspondent Lara Logan was brutally sexually assaulted while covering the revolution in Egypt: CBS chief foreign correspondent Lara Logan was covering the jubilation in Tahrir Square for a “60 Minutes” story when she and … Continue reading

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"The Stable Master's Tale," by Rachel Swirsky

Fantasy Magazine has posted Mandolin’s short story “The Stable Master’s Tale” on their website. Here’s how it begins: I was born a baron’s daughter in a kingdom that no longer exists. My father’s stables were the most important part of … Continue reading

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Download "Eros, Philia, Agape" and "A Memory of Wind" To Your E-Reader For Free

If you have an e-reader of some variety, you might want to download Eros, Philia, Agape — the Hugo-nominated story by our own Mandolin (aka Rachel Swirsky) — and A Memory of Wind — the Nebula-nominated story, also by Mandolin … Continue reading

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Mandolin nominated for Locus Award!

Mandolin’s Hugo-award nominated short story “Eros, Philia, Agape” has now also been nominated for a Locus Award! Congrats to Mandolin again! In other “Mandolin is so cool” news, the writer’s blog Writer’s Round-About has just posted the first part of … Continue reading

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Mandolin and Nojojojo Nominated For Hugo Awards!!!!

No, no, this isn’t a rerun post. Back in February, I posted that Mandolin (under her meatworld name Rachel Swirsky) and Nojojojo (under her meatworld name N.K. Jemisin) each wrote stories that were nominated for Nebulas. Now I’m very excited … Continue reading

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Mandolin and Nojojojo Nominated For Nebula Awards!!!!

UPDATE FROM MANDOLIN: Thanks for the post, Ampersand! I wanted to add to it, though, because this is a big first for Alas–not only is one of its bloggers nominated for the Nebula Award, but two of it’s bloggers are. … Continue reading

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Cancer Update!

So when last we chatted about my balls, I had just had surgery, which had gone pretty well, and my pre-op CT scan had come back normal. All indications were that the cancer hadn’t spread, and I was awaiting the … Continue reading

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Fecke Health Update — with a greeting card!

Over on his home blog, Jeff has some good news: Basically, everything is going as well as I could hope so far. Yes, surgery is painful and not fun, but I knew that going in, and it’s not debilitating. And … Continue reading

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Thanks

I just wanted to say thanks to everyone who’s wished me well over the past day. I obviously have had better days, but all things considered I’m feeling fairly positive about the outlook for the future. I’ve done a lot … Continue reading

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A Point of Personal Privilege

So those of you who follow my twitter feed (and for those of you who don’t, you are welcome to) may have noticed that last night my tweets weren’t so much…fun. This is not because the Vikings managed to lose … Continue reading

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