The Portalist is a new site devoted to science fiction and fantasy that also offers subscribers a free weekly e-newsletter. One of their first posts features my novel The Shore of Women. (A reminder: A trade paperback of The Shore of Women is also available for readers who prefer their books on paper.)
After the latest bad news of 2016, I have no more to say except that I only hope 2017 will be a better year for everyone. But with this particular reprobate assuming high office in January, that is likely a futile hope.
I remain in mourning for my country.
At her blog, Laura Frost posts about my 1999 story "Hillary Orbits Venus:" "Imagine this. In a parallel universe, Donald Trump never declared his candidacy for president. Nor did Hillary Clinton. Instead, she became an astronaut. That’s the alternate reality of Pamela Sargent’s short story "Hillary Orbits Venus," which appeared in the science fiction magazine Amazing Stories back when HRC was running for Senator." The rest of her post is here. This story was inspired by the fact that, when she was 15 years old, young Hillary Rodham wrote to NASA asking how to become an astronaut and got a reply saying that females weren't being considered for the program. My story assumes that some NASA flack wrote back to encourage her instead.
And Hillary Clinton's official campaign site is here.
Well, we know how that election turned out. I am mourning for my country.