Monday, 27 November 2017

Quote of the week

"Ordinary people, he had noticed, tended to do what they were told, as long as they were given orders by someone who was a recognized authority. Or, as long as the orders did not affect their own lives very much, they would support the orders through simple inaction. If you made changes gradual, and made them seem reasonable, no one really cared about them.
And the changes mounted, imperceptibly, until one day people who had been "good neighbors"—which basically meant that they had not disturbed each other and had no serious quarrels with each other—were now deadly enemies. And it all seemed perfectly reasonable by then."

Mercedes Lackey in The Robin and the Kestrel

Thursday, 23 November 2017

Queerly Loving Now Out

The anthology Queerly Loving, containing my story "Birthday Landscapes" is now out.


Monday, 20 November 2017

Quote of the week

"It's possible to like bad people, but liking them doesn't make them good."

Elizabeth Moon in Sheepfarmer's Daughter

Monday, 13 November 2017

Quote of the week

"However, the reason that these little, petty annoyances worry me is that they seem to have been formulated, by accident or deliberately, to undermine a great deal of the progress that has been made here in the last few centuries. Progress in cooperation, that is." The Deliambren's expression was a brooding one. "Each little action seems designed to strike in such a way that the group that is acted against is quite certain that the actions against them are far more important than the petty annoyances of other groups."

 Mercedes Lackey in The Robin and the Kestrel

Monday, 6 November 2017

Quote of the week

"It is hard to get comfortable people to do anything when it might cost them their comfort."

Tamora Pierce in Trickster's Queen