• A sled chair pulled by direwolves - This latest trailer looks fabulous! In addition to all the essential tropes of great fantasy—swords and ponies! dragons and seers! queens and kings!—we now have an important and powerful character in a wheelchair.
  • Music of early 1981: what I was listening to - This weekend the Guardian did a 6-page spread on Visible Girls: Revisited, the retrospective-and-redo of the famous 1981 series. Here's a playlist of the music I was listening to when that original photo was taken.
  • Silenced voices: relative representation in the House of Commons - In a perfectly just world, we might expect to see the demographics of the electorate reflected in the demographics of their representatives. It is not a perfectly just world. To find out just how unjust it is, I've been doing some counting, using population numbers as a proxy for electorate and comparing them to the newly-elected MPs.
  • One-day workshop Sunday 8 October: Registration now open! - I’m teaching a one-day workshop for Clarion West on Sunday 8 October, 10am-4pm: What Readers Like—And Why. It will be held in an accessible space (I will most probably be in a wheelchair) in the U District of Seattle, and costs $150. Fourteen participants will be selected on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration is open.
  • Good music for hard times - It’s been a day of hard news. But here’s a song I love, I’ve always loved. It always helps me. Perhaps it...
  • Morning - Flowers and the sound of birds.
  • One-day workshop, Oct 8: What readers like—and why - I'll be teaching What Readers Like—And Why, a one-day workshop for Clarion West, on Sunday, 8 October, 10am-4pm.
  • Words to use carefully: a public service announcement - Bitch. Cripple. Dyke. Only some people can get away with using these words—and only sometimes, and in certain circumstances.
  • Summer flowers - Every year we have to put new annuals in our deck pots...
  • World Premiere of OtherLife—a film based on Solitaire - OtherLife, based on Kelley's novel Solitaire, debuts 16 June at the Sydney Film Festival.