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([personal profile] ceb posting in [community profile] bookatorium Apr. 28th, 2017 11:44 pm)


And the Clarke shortlist is announced on 3rd May. Excitement!
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([personal profile] ceb posting in [community profile] bookatorium Apr. 28th, 2017 11:43 pm)
Nick Wood - Azanian Bridges
(BSFA shortlist)
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([personal profile] ceb posting in [community profile] bookatorium Apr. 28th, 2017 11:42 pm)
Tricia Sullivan - Occupy Me
(BSFA shortlist)
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([personal profile] ceb posting in [community profile] bookatorium Apr. 28th, 2017 11:40 pm)
Nisi Shawl - Everfair
(Nebula shortlist)

Content Warning for slavery and (off-screen) mutilation in the Belgian Congo.
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([personal profile] ceb posting in [community profile] bookatorium Apr. 28th, 2017 11:39 pm)
Ada Palmer - Too Like the Lightning
(Hugo shortlist)
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([personal profile] ceb posting in [community profile] bookatorium Apr. 28th, 2017 11:37 pm)
Cixin Liu - Death’s End
(Hugo shortlist)
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([personal profile] ceb posting in [community profile] bookatorium Apr. 28th, 2017 11:37 pm)
Yoon Ha Lee - Ninefox Gambit
(Hugo shortlist, Nebula shortlist)
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([personal profile] ceb posting in [community profile] bookatorium Apr. 28th, 2017 11:36 pm)
N K Jemisin - The Obelisk Gate
(Hugo shortlist, Nebula shortlist)
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([personal profile] ceb posting in [community profile] bookatorium Apr. 28th, 2017 11:35 pm)
Dave Hutchinson - Europe in Winter
(BSFA winner!)
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([personal profile] ceb posting in [community profile] bookatorium Apr. 28th, 2017 11:34 pm)
Becky Chambers - A Closed and Common Orbit
(Hugo shortlist, BSFA shortlist)
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([personal profile] ceb posting in [community profile] bookatorium Apr. 28th, 2017 11:31 pm)
Chris Beckett – Daughter of Eden
(BSFA shortlist)
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([personal profile] ceb posting in [community profile] bookatorium Apr. 28th, 2017 11:31 pm)
Mishell Baker - Borderline
(Nebula shortlist)
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([personal profile] ceb posting in [community profile] bookatorium Apr. 28th, 2017 11:29 pm)
Charlie Jane Anders - All the Birds in the Sky
(Hugo shortlist, Nebula shortlist)
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([personal profile] rydra_wong posting in [community profile] disobey_gravity Apr. 28th, 2017 10:21 am)
The Friday post of glee is where you get to tell us about your climbing-related happiness this week.

It can be a new achievement or adventure, or just that you climbed and had fun; it can be that your favourite climbing wall is expanding or that you bought new rock shoes or that you found a cool ice-climbing vid on YouTube. No glee is too small -- or too big. Members are encouraged to cheer each other on and share the squee.

N.B. Please feel free to post your glee on any day of the week; the Friday glee is just to get the ball rolling.

To enhance this week's glee: this half-hour film of Akiyo Noguchi and Tomoa Narasaki's bouldering trip to Bishop.
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([personal profile] mad_m posting in [community profile] bodies_in_motion Apr. 26th, 2017 11:53 am)
Hello fellow Bodies in Motion! Wondering about your stories of healing and recovery. I'm on the road back from a long layoff from running related to overtraining and muscle imbalance, and a major rock fall last September. Without getting into the details of the problems (long, boring, trust me), I finally owned that I'm getting older and simply taking a few months off with stretching just won't cut it anymore. That was a long road of getting past depression of not being able to move the way I wanted, at the speed and with the power I used to.

I hate it when I get the advice from medical professionals or massage therapists to not run, not push it, perhaps take it easier - I found the right mix of body work with an acupuncturist. After a few months of work with her, and on my own (stretching, rolling muscles, and pushing tennis balls into my trigger points at home), I'm now able to do some walk-running, body weight exercises, and the occasional short dyno at the rock gym. I also got outside to lead a few easy sport routes over Easter weekend. I used to be too proud to mix running into my walking, wouldn't climb routes I thought were beneath me, and didn't think strength training had a place in improving my climbing (totally bought into "if you want to climb, then climb!") In short, I was holding myself back with standards that my injured self couldn't meet, standards that were arbitrarily set. After letting them slack a bit, I realized how much I really can do after all, and that I'm on the road back to where I want to be.

What are your stories of breaking and rebuilding? What personal myths did you need to overcome?
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([personal profile] alexseanchai posting in [community profile] bodies_in_motion Apr. 21st, 2017 09:25 pm)
okay so like

exercise that

* won't fuck with any of my disabilities
* won't feel impossible to start or maintain
* won't get blockaded by my executive function or wtfever before I get started
* won't cost money
* won't make me feel like a fail on the grounds of continuing to not meet the 150 min/wk moderate exercise guideline
* won't tempt me into excessive ambition
* will help me learn patience
* will help me increase some number of my strength, flexibility, endurance, and cardiovascular health
* will start where I am wrt all four such
* will be enjoyable, not chorelike

am I chasing a unicorn here?

(I really appreciate the effort you all put in last time I posted here! just none of your suggestions stuck. /o\ and it's incredibly frustrating.)

(also I don't understand why I chose today to start caring again? I have been complaining all week about through-the-roof pain! this is maybe not the week to reinstate a practice of physicality?)
The Friday post of glee is where you get to tell us about your climbing-related happiness this week.

It can be a new achievement or adventure, or just that you climbed and had fun; it can be that your favourite climbing wall is expanding or that you bought new rock shoes or that you found a cool ice-climbing vid on YouTube. No glee is too small -- or too big. Members are encouraged to cheer each other on and share the squee.

N.B. Please feel free to post your glee on any day of the week; the Friday glee is just to get the ball rolling.

To enhance this week's glee: Wideboyz on Czech sandstone.
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([personal profile] rydra_wong posting in [community profile] disobey_gravity Apr. 20th, 2017 11:34 am)
Let's have a thread of total self-indulgence, because I for one need it right now (general election oh god).

What are your all-time favourite pieces of climbing gear? What's that thing that you're ogling in the shops but haven't bought (yet)? Or, what's the thing that you've been mourning since they discontinued it?

Let's use "gear" in the most inclusive sense -- not just trad gear, but shoes, bouldering mats, quickdraws, the rucksack you can fit everything into or the lucky chalkbag.

Warnng: I may talk about pink tricams.
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