The WisCon Chronicles, Volume 1
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L. Timmel Duchamp has assembled a collage of diverse materials to document the thirtieth anniversary of WisCon, which was a grand reunion of most of the convention's previous Guests of Honor. These include the transcript of Samuel R. Delany's interview of Joanna Russ, several essays reflecting on the diverse aspects of the convention, as well as papers presented in the aca...more
Paperback, 195 pages
Published August 1st 2007 by Aqueduct Press
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Julie
Lots of good, interesting articles and other things in here. Even a short story. It makes me more than ready to go to Wiscon this year!

But it also makes me feel dumb. Lots of very smart people talking about things at a level way over my head. Or past my head, because it's not a subject I've thought a lot about or developed much of an interest in.

This is sort of like a slice of Wiscon. If your slice is skewed towards the academic track and and some of the harder panels.

But it did make me feel lik...more
Haengbok92
May 04, 2008 Haengbok92 rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: feminists, science fiction fans, fantasy fans, writers
Recommended to Haengbok92 by: A fellow writer
Fascinating essays.
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L. Timmel Duchamp was born in 1950, the first child of three. Duchamp first began writing fiction in a library carrel at the University of Illinois in 1979, for a joke. But the joke took on a life of its own and soon turned into a satirical roman a clef in the form of a murder mystery titled "The Reality Principle." When she finished it, she allowed the novel to circulate via photocopies, and it...more
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