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Columbus, Killjoy, Negotiations

Digest 06.14.2024 - Stone Soup
Columbus, Killjoy, Negotiations
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This week, I shared a write-up of what I wore and what I said at the Nebula Awards. If you missed it, you can read it here. You can watch the entire ceremony here.

Next week, I’ll be on an island far north of my home, where there is no cell service or internet. I’ll be cooking and swimming and searching for truths that I can’t find in the place I am now. While I’m away, remember to care for yourselves and each other as best you can; believe that the world can be better than it is now. Never give up.

I’ll be at the Columbus Book Festival in July

Come to the Columbus Book Festival next month to see me and more than 130 other incredible authors! We’ll be signing books, chatting on panels, and generally causing a ruckus. I can’t wait to see you there!

The Sapling Cage Kickstarter is live!

I absolutely adored Margaret Killjoy’s The Sapling Cage, which is a furious, brilliant story of magic and true, painful, vibrant, rich community. The Kickstarter for preorders is live now. You can reserve your copy here!

Preorder The Thirteen Origins: Florescent

Héctor González and Jimena Sarquiz have created a comic, and final order cutoff is almost here! The Thirteen Origins is a series of one-shot origin stories for the members of The Thirteen, a group of Mexicans and Mexican Americans who discover they are chispas, able to wield impossible powers. Preorder it at your friendly local comic shop. 

I’m Reading: Rules to Win By by Jane E. McAlevey and Abby Lawlor

Rules to Win By: Participation and Power in Union Negotiations is a book for anyone who wants to understand how to build the power required to effectively challenge and reverse income inequality and attacks on democracy. Drawing insights from recent hard-won unionization and contract negotiation fights, Jane McAlevey and Abby Lawlor use lessons from some of the toughest fights today--preparing a durable, all-out strike in a union-hostile environment--to provide a masterclass in participatory social change, indispensable both within and beyond the workplaces where we spend half of our waking lives.

In an era of polarization, big lies, and massive legislative setbacks, changemakers in every arena need to learn the skills and lessons honed in pitched battles against experienced and ruthless union busters. Rules to Win By is a book for workers, unionists, racial justice and climate campaigners, academics, policymakers, and everyone who wants a more fair and democratic society.

Barnes & Noble | Bad River Website | Local Library | Find an Indie Bookstore

An anonymous parcel delivery boy arrives at a sprawling, chaotic mansion, in search of The Resident, who must sign for the package he bears, but this isn't nearly as simple a task as it should be. The mansion hosts an endless, frenzied party, and the partygoers impede his every step. As the quest takes him further into the dripping, black bowels of the labyrinthine house, his mission galvanizes into his single purpose for existence, and his determination to find The Resident may well prove his undoing.

Barnes & Noble | Bad River Website | Local Library | Find an Indie Bookstore

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