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So, this reviewer's take on Isabel Quintero's Gabi: A Girl in Pieces is...interesting, to say the least. Not necessarily a speculative fiction issue, but definitely an issue of diversity that needs discussing. 
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I see two things there that might be open to challenge:

Is it the author's job to provide translations? If the author's experience of life is a mix of English and Spanish then that is a valid voice; so the reader's struggle might actually give them a better understanding that their English isn't the only way English speakers communicate - as opposed to translation notes, which would imply the Spanish wasn't an equally valid part of the language as spoken. I wonder whether the same critic would challenge Latin epigrams if there were no translations?

Is a realistic life that is more hectic than the reader's unrealistic? If the author's experience is like a soap opera, then relegating it to clearly made up privileges a particular low-drama lifestyle.

I am not sure how society will evolve, but I could easily see language becoming more of a mix of languages, so saying people who portray a world that isn't restrained people speaking English aren't quite as proper novelists does risk putting all speculative fiction, and diverse speculative fiction especially, towards the fringes.
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So, I said I would be more active in this group in the coming year. Gonna make good on that by sharing speculative fiction stories that I've enjoyed this month. Up first, "Rib" by Yukimi Ogawa:
Rib. By Yukimi Ogawa. 9 June 2014. How convenient, this loose-fitting thing called a kimono. When the sky was not light enough to see me properly, not dark enough for people to feel too alarmed, that was the time of day I'd walk around among humans. I loved the thrill.
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+Constance Burris I, too, liked the prose. Apparently the author is native Japanese and learned English as a foreign language (dear to my heart--my current day job is teaching EFL), which probably contributed to the style. I'm searching for more work from that author. 
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Pics from E-World, an amusement park in Daegu
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Ticked off by Adobe's move to more expensive cloud software? We've posted this before, but here it is again: all the free and cheap replacements you can use instead.
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I've used most of these tools, especially Blender, but since I own Creative Suite I never made the full switch. We'll see how I feel once it's time to upgrade to the subscription-only versions...
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So even international holidays get Google Doodles. Today is Parent's Day in South Korea.
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Here's another fantastic piece of Science Fiction, from Usman T. Malik: 
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I've heard nothing but good things about this story. I have to get around to reading this, and quick. 
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I've watched this at least five times today. 
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Is there a new Wonder Woman show?
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Yep. Still creepy. 
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Troy L. Wiggins is from Memphis, Tennessee. He was raised on a steady diet of Spider-Man comic books and Japanese role-playing games. His short fiction has appeared in the Griots: Sisters of the Spear and Long Hidden: Speculative Fiction From the Margins of History anthologies. He lives in Memphis with his wife and their two tiny dogs. 
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