I've been meaning for quite some time to link to Eleanor Arnason's blog, but I don't think I ever got around to doing so. At the moment, she's writing about Tiptree. Go read it.
I mention Eleanor here every now and then, but she's still not as well-known as she deserves to be, so I figure it can't hurt to mention again that she's one of my favorite authors. That's only partly because "The Grammarian's Five Daughters" is one of my favorite stories in all the world; it's also because the rest of her work is (as Le Guin wrote about Eleanor's novel Ring of Swords) "intellectually, emotionally, and ethically complex and powerful." I would add (as I put it a while back) "sane and wise and rich and moving." I particularly love her Hwarhath stories and novel, but the rest of her work is good too. She won the very first Tiptree award for her novel A Woman of the Iron People.
(And in case you Swarthmore folks need more incentive to read her stuff, she's a Swarthmore alum. Maybe SWIL should consider bringing her as a speaker someday?)
If you want to know more about her, you could look at our author focus issue from March 2004. Or you could just go read her blog.
And maybe encourage her to write more fiction.