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Hello everyone! I just wanted to thank @phildini for offering to host us!

We're Luna Station Quarterly, now in our TENTH year of publishing emerging women-identified scifi/fantasy authors and their amazing short fiction.

We've got a blog that publishes most of the week as well and here and other places we post about those things as well as inspirational quotes from awesome women.

Happy to be on the fediverse at last!

It is by imagining what we truly desire that we begin to go there.' — Marge Piercy

Why are we reading, if not in hope of beauty laid bare, life heightened and its deepest mystery probed? - Annie Dillard

It’s not just the books under fire now that worry me. It is the books that will never be written. The books that will never be read. - Judy Blume

Review: “Her Silhouette, Drawn in Water”

At the start of Her Silhouette, Drawn in Water, by Vylar Kaftan, all that Bee knows is that she and Chela are telepaths, guilty of a terrible crime. Bee lost her memories when they put a chip in her neck to suppress her powers, but that’s okay – Chela is strong and fearless and knows how to survive in the dark, wet caves of the prison planet Colel-Cab. Life there is t

How can we use each other's differences in our common battles for a livable future? - Audre Lorde

The values of patriarchy are buried in the very plots of our stories. New plots are needed.' — Karen Joy Fowler

I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves. - Anna Quindlen

If I had to live my life again, I’d make the same mistakes, only sooner. - Tallulah Bankhead

Love words, agonize over sentences. And pay attention to the world. - Susan Sontag

Weekly Wrap-Up: Week of October 7, 2019

Dear readers! Here's the run down of wonderful posts featured on the LSQ blog this week.

On Monday, we featured our monthly news flash, with info on submissions, latest issues, and more;
On Tuesday, we spoke with Issue 039 author Linda Codega about her story "Tonghai";
On Wednesday, Eliza Sinclair recommended some games for the Halloween season;
On Thurs

Progress is never permanent, will always be threatened, must be redoubled, restated, and reimagined if it is to survive. - Zadie Smith

Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life? - Mary Oliver

The most regretful people on earth are those who felt the call to creative work, who felt their own creative power restive and uprising, and gave to it neither power nor time. - Mary Oliver

New Series: Speculative-Inspired Arts

In the eyes and hands of artists, the entire world serves as inspiration for their craft. I believe this is especially true for literary artists. With the power of the written word, authors, poets, playwrights, and screenwriters wield the ability to interpret their world

To be a good human being is to have a kind of openness to the world, an ability to trust uncertain things beyond your own control. - Martha Nussbaum

A word after a word after a word is power. - Margaret Atwood

Copyright Law and Copying by Hand

I’ve been asked a number of times in the last couple of months if it’s OK to copy someone else’s work if you do it by hand rather than using a computer i.e. in terms of potential copyright liability.

Once or twice I’ve had to stop and think about it because copying has become so synonymous with the id

Lock up your libraries if you like; but there is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind. - Virginia Woolf

Stories make us more alive, more human, more courageous, more loving. - Madeleine L'Engle

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Wandering Shop

The Wandering Shop is a Mastodon instance initially geared for the science fiction and fantasy community but open to anyone. We want our 'local' timeline to have the feel of a coffee shop at a good convention: tables full of friendly conversation on a wide variety of topics. We welcome everyone who wants to participate, so long as you're willing to abide by our code of conduct.