Swiftlet’s Honor by Joyce Chng

Posted by on Sep 27, 2014 in Excerpt, Race and Ethnicity | 2 comments

Joyce Chng has released a new novella, Swiftlet’s Honor! Swiftlet’s Honor takes place in the “Two-Headed” universe, and continues the story of Bei, the heroine of Joyce Chng’s Visibility Fiction story, “A Sky Full of Swiftlets“, as she fights for her homeworld. Check out an excerpt below: The Two-Headed attacked. I screamed, a rush of hate and shock bursting in my body, and hurled myself at them. I wanted to draw blood. I hated them so much. “Eat mud!” I shrieked the worst insult at them. Mud was not...

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Interview with Kathryn Allan co-editor of Accessing the Future

Posted by on Sep 7, 2014 in Disability and or Neuro-diversity, General Discussions, Guest Posts, News | 0 comments

Today Kathryn Allan is here to talk about the upcoming anthology, Accessing the Future. Kathryn Allan will be co-editing the anthology with Djibril al-Ayad of Publishing. The anthology is intended to explore disability—and the intersectionality of race, nationality, gender, sexuality, and class—in both the imagined physical and virtual spaces of the future. Kathryn wants people of all abilities to see themselves, as they are now and as they want to be, in our collective human future(s). The campaign passed the minimum target...

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Accessing the Future – Future Fire Campaign

Posted by on Aug 27, 2014 in Disability and or Neuro-diversity, News | 0 comments

Future Fire is in the process of raising money for a SF anthology exploring disability & the intersectionality of race, class, gender & sexuality, titled Accessing the Future. Here’s a summary of what they’re hoping to achieve: We are raising funds to publish a special anthology of disability-themed speculative fiction, Accessing the Future, co-edited by Kathryn Allan and Djibril al-Ayad, to be published by Publishing. … We are particularly interested in stories that interrogate issues of...

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Kaleidoscope with Shveta Thakrar – Guest Post

Posted by on Aug 5, 2014 in Guest Posts, New Release Books, Race and Ethnicity | 2 comments

Today is the release day of Kaleidoscope, an anthology of diverse contemporary YA fantasy and science fiction stories edited by Alisa Krasnostein and Julia Rios. From the Blurb: What do a disabled superhero, a time-traveling Chinese-American figure skater, and a transgendered animal shifter have in common? They’re all stars of Kaleidoscope stories! Kaleidoscope collects fun, edgy, meditative, and hopeful YA science fiction and fantasy with diverse leads. These twenty original stories tell of scary futures, magical adventures, and the joys and...

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New in Fiction: Looking Good by Deborah Walker

Posted by on Jun 22, 2014 in Fiction, LGBTQIA | 0 comments

Looking Good Deborah Walker The new girl at school looks different to everyone else. She must be a freak. No one would be caught dead without adjusting their looks with click DNA anymore. Read Online | Kindle | ePub | PDF About the Author: Deborah Walker grew up in the most English town in the country, but she soon high-tailed it down to London, where she now lives with her partner, Chris, and her two young children. Find Deborah in the British Museum trawling the past for future inspiration or on her blog. Her stories have appeared in...

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Getting it wrong – Writing disability in fiction

Posted by on May 1, 2014 in Disability and or Neuro-diversity | 12 comments

Today is Blogging Against Disablism Day 2014 #BADD2014, as well as the first day of the new #WeNeedDiverseBooks campaign, so I’ve decided to combine the two and talk about writing characters with disability  in fiction. Writing characters from a different background to your own can be intimidating, but it is also an inevitable part of writing. To a certain extent, writing a character who is disabled (or who has a different racial background or sexuality) is no different to writing any other character. Unless you are writing a very limited...

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Fire & Shadow by T.G. Ayer – Book Review

Posted by on Apr 21, 2014 in Race and Ethnicity, Review | 0 comments

Fire & Shadow (The Hand of Kali Series, Book #1) by T.G. Ayer – Book Review by Kelly Matsuura From the Blurb: Normal people sneak out to a party and have fun. Maya Rao ends the evening by incinerating the guy who attacks her. Nik Lucas, sexy, new in town and totally forbidden, happens to walk in on her. Normal guys would run for the hills. Nik knows a whole lot more than he’s telling. Maya doesn’t believe the gods are real, doesn’t waste her time with mere mythology. But when gods, demons and hellhounds become the...

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What happened to Bei? A follow up to A Sky Full of Swiftlets by Joyce Chng

Posted by on Mar 10, 2014 in Fiction | 3 comments

Joyce Chng has kindly written a little follow up to her story, A Sky Full of Swiftlets, a story of the warrior Bei. Enjoy! —— A Sequel to A Sky Full of Swiftlets I ran up the small mound, nif dagger in my hand. I could hear them. I could smell them. Two-Headed warriors. I hefted the dagger, testing its weight, feeling reassured, comforted. It was a gift from Father, blessed by Jadeen my mentor. It had tasted blood. It would taste blood again. Revulsion, red-hot, foul like vomit, clenched my stomach. Two-Headed confounded me. Heads...

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New in Fiction – Limited by Allison Mulder

Posted by on Jan 27, 2014 in Disability and or Neuro-diversity, Fiction, Teen Writers, The Blog | 0 comments

Limited Allison Mulder An evening of video games and chocolate rations is cut short when the power goes out. Carris and her friends must beat raiders to the communication station if they want to save the town. Limited by Allison Mulder won 1st Place in Visibility Fiction’s Teens Only Writing Competition. Read Online | Kindle | ePub | PDF About the Author: Allison Mulder is a nocturnal college student in Iowa, currently busy with the study of Writing, Literature, and the art of procrastination. When avoiding homework, she often reads,...

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New in Fiction: Silence by Jasmine Brown

Posted by on Jan 9, 2014 in Disability and or Neuro-diversity, Fiction, Teen Writers | 0 comments

Silence Jasmine Brown Waking up blind is terrifying, but it’s the least of Riley’s problems when he finds himself trapped in a cave with an enraged police officer and a couple of supervillains. Silence by Jasmine Brown won 2nd Place in Visibility Fiction’s Teens Only Writing Competition. Read Online | Kindle | ePub | PDF About the Author: Jasmine Brown was born in Oregon and raised in Seattle, which might have something to do with her love of rain. When she’s not running errands for her (very large) family, she’s writing, drawing, and...

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