I don’t care, I link it August 28, 2015
Posted by dolorosa12 in linkpost.
Tags: academia, aliette de bodard, bogi takács, dahlia adler, emma newman, galactic suburbia, hugo awards, kate elliott, kindness not fear, libraries, liz barr, no award, nymeth, representation matters, sophia mcdougall, sumana harihareswara, tell them stories, tricia sullivan
Slightly flippant title, wildly inaccurate characterisation of my reasons for doing these linkposts. Over here I am gearing up for a much needed long weekend, after one of those weeks that just seem to go on and on and on.
Kate Elliott wrote a great post on ‘Diversity Panels: Where Next’. I would encourage you to read (most of) the links that follow, particularly the panel discussion at The Book Smugglers, which I included in a previous linkpost.
Some (unintentionally Australian-centric) Hugos follow-up posts:
Liz Barr of No Award livetweeted the Hugos.
Galactic Suburbia did a podcast discussing the results.
On a less awesome note (in the sense of this needing to be said at all), Sumana Harihareswara responded to the use of the Hare Krishna chant in the Hugos ceremony in an extraordinarily open-hearted and giving way.
A lot of people were sharing this (old) ‘How to (Effectively) Show Support’ by Dahlia Adler. This part particularly resonated with me:
There is a really big difference between being a person who only rages and a person who both rages and makes a real move for change. And maybe people don’t realize that. Maybe they don’t get how. But I’m tired of seeing raging with no support counterbalance, and I’m tired of people thinking raging is enough without backing it up in a meaningful way. I’m tired of people not realizing how limiting the effects are when all you do is talk about who and what is doing things wrong and not who and what is doing things right.
(Incidentally, I think the first person I saw sharing the post was Bogi Takács, who very effectively shows support with regular roundups of #diversepoems and #diversestories recommendations.)
Aliette de Bodard has set up a review website, designed to host reviews of ‘books we love, with a focus on things by women, people of colour, and other marginalised people’.
Here’s Sophia McDougall doing a podcast with Emma Newman. My poor, Romanitas-loving heart hurt when Sophia talked about one particular scene in Savage City involving the Pantheon. (I know at least one friend is currently reading the series for the first time, so it might be wise to avoid this podcast until you’ve finished – it’s mildly spoilery.)
More on the invisibility of older women authors, this time from Tricia Sullivan.
Ana has gathered some great, library-related links at Things Mean A Lot.
‘Breakthrough in the world’s oldest undeciphered writing’.
These photos of the world’s oldest trees are really amazing.
I hope you all have wonderful weekends.