Good morning, all! Ana here writing from Brazil just before I have to leave to go back to the UK leaving my heart back here in the hands of a tiny creature named Lara (my niece/goddaughter). In times like these, I am moved to question my life choices but decide to keep going on because they ARE the choices I have made and I stand by those even through all this sadness.
Speaking of choices, a few days ago I chose. I chose not to be silent when asked to be. I chose to confront those asking for silence about things that matter the most to me, and those asking for me to question my own understanding of words and thoughts, and to check my tone. A post went up during the Women in SF&F Month over at Fantasy Cafe – an event that we talked about and strongly supported here, at Kirkus, on Twitter. That post questioned the existence of sexism in SFF and because in my mind, said post undermined the very event it was part of as well as the other posts that went up during the month (including our own), I felt I had to comment on it. I did, the results were not pretty. And because I did that in a space belonging to a friend and ally, for a few hours afterwards I was regretful and felt guilty about engaging.
With that off my chest, on to business.
The first winner of ONE POSTER and ONE FINAL COPY of The Resurrectionist is:
(Remember, we are hosting 3 sets of reveals and giveaways – so if you didn’t win this time around you still have two more chances! Head HERE to enter again.
The winner of a copy of Unraveling is
The winner of a copy of Grail of the Summer Stars is
Congratulations to the winners! You know the drill – send an email to us (contact at thebooksmugglers dot com) with your snail mail address, and we’ll get your winnings out to you as soon as possible!
This Week on The Book Smugglers:
On Monday, we host a Q&A with Brandon Sanderson on the release of his SciFi YA novel The Rithmatist, followed by Thea’s review of the book.
On Tuesday, we are hosting a giveaway of Nebula Awards Showcase 2013 edited by Catherine Asaro. Then Ana reviews Nation by Terry Pratchet.
For this week’s Old School Wednesdays, Thea reviews The Guardian of Isis by Monica Hughes, sequel to Keeper of the Isis Light (a new favourite series and author).
On Thursday, Ana reviews Holly Black’s new Middle Grade Horror novel Doll Bones.
Then, on Friday, Thea reviews The Resurrectionist by E.B. Hudspeth, with a last chance to win a copy of the book. Over at Kirkus, Ana reviews A Stranger in Olondria by Sofia Samatar.
That’s all from us today! See you tomorrow!
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