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Even though I was away from the laptop a good chunk of this week, I still managed to have a fair few tabs open:

The Nobel Prize winners over time in a dynamic graphic

The Vanity Presses – ABC Podcast

NASA releases over 10 000 photos from the moon landing.

The Good Girls Revolt: How the Women of Newsweek Sued their Bosses and Changed the Workplace

The oceans are getting too hot for coral and sooner than we expected

Tansy’s Friday Links

Why do we hate the things teen girls love – “Mocking teenage girls and portraying their interest as worthless can further reinforce ideas that things created for women and by women are unimportant.”

Delays as death-penalty states scramble for execution drugs

How will history remember the hipster

The big (and small) ideas changing the publishing industry

Mad Men, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and the Golden Age of Television

Fictionmachine reviews Legally Blonde



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October 4   Lazy Sunday Reading

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By the end of the week I end up with far too many tabs open with articles I’ve half read and want to come back to later. Every now and then, I send myself an email with all the links to clean up my browser. I’m going to start posting them here instead.

What women critics know that men don’t - the gendered politics of critique

Elizabeth Gilbert has a podcast about creativity and noone told me!

As book purchasing behaviour changes, so must publishers’ sales metrics

Gender discrimination in SFF Awards – Lady Business

Nicola Griffith on the Lady Business data (post above): Science Fiction prize data from 1953 to the present

Industry response to the closure of Oyster

7 strategies and 94 tools to help indie authors find readers and reviewers

Protocols for producing Indigenous Australian Writing

Author Cornelia Funke launches own publishing company

Diversity quotas are meritocracy in action -“For centuries, there was a quota for the representation of men in politics. It was 100 per cent.” … “the fact is that if you truly believe in meritocracy, you must also believe in diversity – any other position is prejudice of the most insidious sort.”

Diversity panels I’d like to see

Hard to be a god – Ken Macleod on the politics of SF

Why do so many incompetent men become leaders? - “In my view, the main reason for the uneven management sex ratio is our inability to discern between confidence and competence.”

4 rituals that will make you happy

This is what it would look like to sit on the surface of Pluto

What’s behind the good news declines in US CO2 emissions?

How to market your book after the new release buzz dies down

To stop procrastinating, start by understanding what’s really going on

Criticism of representation in YA is essential

On gender in literature

Literary luminaries: gender and the avant-garde novelist

There’s scientific consensus on guns – and the NRA won’t like it



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