I just listened to a great episode of Tor.com’s Rocket Talk, with Kate Elliott and N.K. Jemisin discussing reader, writer, and publisher bias. So great to hear two intelligent writers talking about this stuff! Kate Elliott is one of my absolute favourite writers these days, and I also admire and agree with her thoughts about the importance of representation and diversity. I’ve only read one of N.K. Jemisin’s books, but this was a good reminder that I should read more (yay for libraries and online book reservations).
Listen to the podcast here at Tor.com.
Relatedly, this essay about myths by N.K. Jemisin is important and wonderful: Dreaming Awake –
Myths tell us what those like us have done, can do, should do. Without myths to lead the way, we hesitate to leap forward. Listen to the wrong myths, and we might even go back a few steps. – See more at: http://nkjemisin.com/2012/02/dreaming-awake/#sthash.FjyVgNe8.dpuf