Posted by dolorosa12 in linkpost.
Tags: accessibility, aliette de bodard, ana grilo, cindy pon, daria, filipina poets, isabel yap, isobelle carmody, jane the virgin, jessica jones, kate elliott, mary robinette kowal, me elsewhere, michelle vider, phoebe robinson, renay, rose lemberg, sophia mcdougall, station eleven, tell them stories
This week’s post is a day early, as I’m going to be in London tomorrow and away from a computer. It’s also going to be fairly Jessica Jones heavy, but I will separate those links off from everything else.
Building on the ongoing conversation about conventions’ failure to provide a safe and accessible experience for disabled attendees, Mary Robinette Kowal has started a SFF convention accessibility pledge, which I encourage everyone who’s likely to attend a convention to sign.
These two posts by Rose Lemberg on the experiences of disabled fans, and the dismissal of their concerns and requests for accommodations and accessibility, are really important, and I encourage you to read them.
Michelle Vider writes: Station Eleven is a love letter to technology, one I never could have written myself.
Isabel Yap put together a fantastic collection of recommendations of Filipina poets, many of whom were new to me. I highly recommend reading their work.
Here’s Kate Elliott on ’10 Fantasy Novels Whose Depiction of Women Did Not Make Me Want to Smash Things’.
Kate Elliott also dropped by the Fangirl Happy Hour podcast.
This recent Galactic Suburbia podcast was also great.
More Isobelle Carmody:
Of the many readers Carmody has met, some have made lasting impressions. The young woman who established the fan site obernewtyn.net has become a close friend. Another has proved a sharp-eyed editor for Carmody’s unpublished books. Many have said they feel that the conclusion of The Obernewtyn Chronicles marks the end of their childhood.
Sophia McDougall’s post on trigger/content warnings said a lot of things that I’ve been trying to say on the matter for a while. Needless to say, content warning for discussion of abuse.
I loved this article about the depiction of early motherhood on Jane the Virgin
Phoebe Robinson talks about ‘How Daria Shaped A Generation of Women (Particularly This Black One)’.
I loved this photoshoot, in which five authors dressed up as their favourite fictional characters.
There are new reviews up on Those Who Run With Wolves. Aliette de Bodard reviewed Black Wolves by Kate Elliott. I reviewed Serpentine by Cindy Pon.
Jessica Jones links
I’m somewhat astonished by the intensity of my reaction to, and identification with, this show, but it’s clear that I’m not alone in this.
‘Marvel’s Newest Show Makes Surviving Trauma A Superpower’ goes a long way toward explaining the strength of my feelings about this show.
Jessica Jones is a primer on gaslighting, and how to protect yourself against it. Oh, my heart.
Renay of Ladybusiness and Ana of Booksmugglers discussed it on Twitter, and Charles Tan made a Storify of their conversation.
Posted by dolorosa12 in books, films, linkpost, short stories, television.
Tags: a girl walks home alone at night, abigail nussbaum, aliette de bodard, ana grilo, celtic fantasy, fiona mcintosh, greenwitch, hugo awards recommendations, joanne harris, kat howard, kate elliott, literary festivals, liz bourke, old english, parks and recreation, renay, sara douglass, south african literature, tade thompson, tell them stories, the book smugglers, the dialogue of saturn and solomon, tricia sullivan
I have so many links for you this week! My Twitter feed has been very generous in sharing its fabulous internet finds, and I’ve gathered the best of them to post here.
First up, have a couple of short stories. ‘Translatio Corporis’ by Kat Howard and ‘The Monkey House’ by Tade Thompson absolutely rocked my world. They’re published in Uncanny Magazine and Omenana respectively.
I went on a massive Twitter rant about failures of imagination in historical fantasy novels set in medieval Britain and Ireland, so I found this post on ‘Celtic fantasy’ by Liz Bourke to be very welcome and timely.
Likewise this post by Kate Elliott on writing women characters touched on a lot of things that matter to me in storytelling.
Joanne Harris makes some good points about the economics of literary festivals.
This post by Renay is very perceptive on self-rejection, anthology-curation and the difficulties in amplifying the voices of others.
I found the conversation taking place at the #WritingNewZA hashtag on South African literature really interesting.
Tricia Sullivan writes about the pitfalls of being a mother who writes. (I would say that this potentially applies to primary caregivers of any gender, but there are particularly gendered elements of the problems she’s outlining that lead me to think her emphasis on mothers specifically is correct in this instance.)
Here is a Storify of tweets by Aliette de Bodard about the fallacy of devoting your entire life to writing.
I grew up on Sara Douglass’s books, and while they’re far from perfect, she herself was a really important figure in the history of fantasy literature in Australia. Here, Australian fantasy author Fiona McIntosh remembers her.
I’ve found Abigail Nussbaum’s recent Hugo recommendation posts useful. Here’s the short fiction one, and here’s the one on publishing and fan categories.
I want to see this film!
I’m thoroughly enjoying watching Ana discover the Dark Is Rising sequence over at The Book Smugglers.
This is a good summation of what made Parks and Recreation so great, over The Mary Sue.
Finally, have an Old English text about the wonders of books.
The sun is shining and the sky is clear here in Cambridge. It looks like this weekend is going to be excellent for me, and I hope it is the same for you.