Monday Miscellany

Ann Aguirre Speaks Out on Sexism in Science Fiction

Aguirre

A couple days ago, Ann Aguirre wrote a stirring blog exposing the ugly beast that resides in the science fiction field.  According to Ann’s blog:

I’ve held my silence when I probably shouldn’t have. But I was in the minority, a woman writing SF, and I was afraid of career backlash. I was afraid of being excluded or losing opportunities if I didn’t play nice.

I don’t care about that anymore.

And she takes this issue very seriously, folks. You go, girl!

Author Guterson heckled for gloomy speech at Roosevelt graduation

The Seattle Times reports that David Guterson ruffled some feathers with his graduation speech at Seattle’s Roosevelt High School, his alma mater (class of 1974).

The speech, which most people who were asked said “was far from uplifting,” produced heckling from some parents and one student.

Awesome Bookish Flooring

For a welcome change of mood, Bookriot offers photos of some literally literary floors.

They really are awesome.