I’ll link you more with every breath, truly, madly, deeply do May 22, 2015
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Tags: australiana, best young australian novelists 2015, catherine lundoff, emily st. john mandel, eurovision, game of thrones, irish politics, keri phillips, me elsewhere, naomi novik, natalie luhrs, representation matters, rochita loenen-ruiz, romanitas, sarah masle, sophia mcdougall, station eleven, tade thompson, the toast, zen cho
So. Lots of stuff to get through this week, as my corner of the internet has been particularly full of people doing wonderful, clever and awesome things.
Rochita Loenen-Ruiz had a busy week. Here’s Rochita on the uses of anger, her new short story, and being interviewed for Lightspeed magazine’s author spotlight.
Catherine Lundoff has had so many submissions to her ‘Older Women in SFF’ recommendations post that she’s had to split it into two. Part one, part two.
I really liked this review of Zen Cho’s writing by Naomi Novik.
This review by Sarah Mesle of the most recent episode of Game of Thrones made a lot of points I’ve been struggling to articulate. Content note for discussion of violence, abuse and rape.
I really appreciated this thoughtful post by Tade Thompson on safety, community and dissent.
Natalie Luhrs makes some really important points here:
This is part of the ongoing conversation about the importance of different voices in our community. About making space for people who have been told–explicitly and implicitly–that what they have to say isn’t worthwhile and that they need to sit down and listen and that someday, maybe, they’ll be allowed to speak.
This list of Best Young Australian novelists looks great, and reflects the Australia that I grew up in. Congratulations to all the winners!
I have to admit that the #hometovote hashtag has been making me cry.
I wrote two longish posts this week. One is here at the Geata: a review of Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel. The other is over on LJ/Dreamwidth, and is a primer to Sophia McDougall’s Romanitas trilogy.
My mother is a radio journalist. Her programme this week is on Eurovision, and you can listen to it here (not geoblocked). There are additional features here. I am an unashamed Eurovision fan, and as you can see, it runs in the family.
Texts from Hieronymous Bosch made me laugh and laugh.
Happy Friday, everyone.