Post-WisCon thoughts, new Cascadia Subduction Zone, announcements, and forthcoming events.
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News about all things Aqueductian

Welcome to our heat-wave news special, where we will share with you a few post-WisCon photos and thoughts, as well as our latest releases and interesting reading on some of our new titles. Keep cool and don't miss what's next.

Aqueduct Press at WisCon 39
Aqueduct team at dealers' room
L. Timmel Duchamp has written a little illustrated summary of this year's edition, which included happy reunions and Aqueduct author readings. Much fun was had, desserts eaten, panels attended, and books sold.
It was great to see many of you there, and we hope that next year's 40th edition (no less) will again bear witness to the ongoing hard work of all con committee members, authors, fans, publishers, and more who firmly believe in the need for diversity in sf/f.
The Cascadia Subduction Zone, vol. 5, 3
CSZ July issueWe are very pleased to announce that the summer issue of everybody's favourite feminist sf/f criticism journal is now available. As well as poems and reviews, it features an essay on Samuel R. Delany's linguistics sf classic Babel-17 by Tananarive Due, and a conversation on "the importance of dialect" with Amal El-Mohtar and Celeste Rita Baker, author of one of our latest Conversation Pieces, Back, Belly, and Side. The CSZ showcases art by Sharon E. Sutton, whose work can also be seen on the cover of our latest WisCon Chronicles volume.

For your print ($5) or e-copy ($3) of the latest or any previous CSZ issue, as usual, click on Subscribe, follow the instructions, and enjoy.
The WisCon Chronicles vol. 10
Call for Materials

We are delighted that Margaret McBride will be editing this year's WisCon Chronicles. Contact details and her full call for materials for this volume, which will have a special focus on social justice, is available on our blog. Read a fragment below:

"I am particularly interested in how science fiction is addressing social justice, especially the idea that environmental programs need to include equality for women and minorities. Essays examining the fiction of any past guest of honor at WisCon or Tiptree Award winner or any science fiction that looks at environmental concerns or diversity issues would be appropriate, also. 2016 will be the 40th year for WisCon, so personal memories from guests of honor, committee members, and also people new or long-time to WisCon will be considered, even if not linked directly to social justice issues."
The Weave Reading
BookWoman, Austin, TX

Cover of The WeaveAustin feminist bookstore BookWoman will hold a reading and signing with Nancy Jane Moore, who will be presenting The Weaveher first novel and one of our latest releases. The event will take place on Tuesday, July 28, at 7:00 pm to 8:45 pm. You can access the announcement on the bookstore website or confirm your attendance on the Facebook event page.

"The Weave, from the feminist science fiction publisher Aqueduct Press, brings us a first-contact story in which humans, seeking to exploit the much-needed resources of a system inhabited by creatures they assume are "primitive" and defenseless, discover their mistake the hard way."
Strange Horizons interview with Jennifer Marie Brissett

WisCon 40 Guest of Honor Sofia Samatar interviewed the author of Elysium and discussed history, myth, the beauty of coding, and much more for last week's Strange Horizons issue. Read to the end for some good writing advice.
Elysium in Los Angeles Review of Books

An in-depth review of Jennifer Marie Brissett's novel by Steven Shaviro was published last month on the Los Angeles Reivew of Books, titled  "The Story-as-Database", which includes the intriguing possibility of reading Brissett's book as a videogame.
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