Linkpost is a stranger in an open car April 3, 2015
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Tags: '90s teen movies, abigail nussbaum, allofthefeelings, athena andreadis, fandom, fantasy book cafe, kari sperring, katherine kurtz, ladybusiness, leah schnelbach, natalie zutter, poetry, raphael kabo, renay, representation matters, rochita loenen-ruiz, sapfó, sappho, sarah rees brennan, sharmilla ganeson, spirits abroad, strange horizons, tell them stories, the lynburn legacy, zen cho
This week’s post is a little early, as my partner’s parents are in town and I have to grab whatever time I have to myself when I can.
I really liked this essay by Kari Sperring in Strange Horizons. It’s ostensibly about Katherine Kurtz, but its broader point is that the ‘women who made fantasy [and science fiction]’ keep getting ignored, erased or forgotten in the genre’s history.
In a similar vein, Renay has written at Fantasy Book Cafe about recommendation lists that contain no women.
Also by Renay, a review of The Lynburn Legacy by Sarah Rees Brennan for Ladybusiness.
This post by Tumblr user allofthefeelings is a reaction to a very specific fandom situation, but I feel it has broader applicability, given that it talks about unexamined preferences, narrative default settings, and representation (within texts, of fandom and of fannish culture and preferences).
I have a not-so-secret love of ’90s teen movies, so this post on Tor.com by Leah Schnelbach and Natalie Zutter about teen movies that adapt or draw on Shakespeare’s plays was right up my alley.
Abigail Nussbaum reviews Spirits Abroad by Zen Cho for Strange Horizons.
Here’s an interview with Zen Cho by Sharmilla Ganeson in The Star.
My friend Raphael Kabo wrote this poem called ‘Axis’ for Noted Festival. He writes a lot about identity, alienation and place, which are themes very dear to me.
Still on the theme of poetry, Athena Andreadis shared an older post on Sapfó (Sappho) of Lésvos.
This is a raw, emotionally honest post by Rochita Loenen-Ruiz about the struggle to find her voice and courage after ill-treatment, silencing and the twisting of her words and judgement of her actions. I continue to be awed by her words, bravery and determination. SFF needs more people like her.