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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 Another has proved a sharp-eyed editor for Carmody’s unpublished books.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.
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The linkpost is early this week, as I’m going to be absolutely flat out all afternoon, and then away on various workshops and conferences. Oh, the glamorous librarian life!
I’ll start with a few reviews and posts about books I loved, or books I’m very much looking forward to reading:
A joint review of Space Hostages by Sophia McDougall, at Booksmugglers.
Amal El-Mohtar reviews Sorcerer to the Crown by Zen Cho.
Zen Cho chats with Mahvesh Murad about the book.
She talks more about the book here.
Cindy Pon talks about her new book, Serpentine.
SFF in Conversation is one of my favourite columns at Booksmugglers. In it, various groups of writers sit down to discuss topics that are important to them. The most recent features Aliette de Bodard, Zen Cho, Kate Elliott, Cindy Pon, and Tade Thompson, and I highly recommend it.
This is the first part of a BBC radio programme about British folklore, monsters, and the landscape.
The reviews continue to pour in a Those Who Run With Wolves. Recent reviewers have been Leticia Lara, Athena Andreadis, and Aliette de Bodard.
Ghostwords has returned with a vengeance! The latest post sports a cornucopia of links, leading the reader off on an internet treasure hunt.
I very much appreciated this post on No Award about Indigenous (and other) seasonal calendars.
In case you missed it, I reviewed Karen Memory by Elizabeth Bear, The House of Shattered Wings by Aliette de Bodard, and The Girls at the Kingfisher Club by Genevieve Valentine. I loved them all.
Men Wearing A Military Helmet and Nothing Else in Western Art History: The Toast is a gift.
I hope your weekends are filled with as much fun stuff and opportunities for learning as mine will be.
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Canny readers will have noticed that today’s post contains three weeks’ worth of material, and is posted on a Thursday instead of the usual Friday. While I have no excuse for skipping several weeks’ posts, I should explain that I will be spending most of tomorrow on a train, and felt it would be easier to post today instead.
Amberlin Kwaymullina: ‘Let the stories in: on power, privilege and being an Indigenous writer’.
Here is a Q and A with African writers of science fiction at Omenana. I found some of the questions (from students at Simon Fraser University, Canada), to betray some rather ill-informed assumptions on the part of the questioners, but all of the answers were illuminating.
Tansy Rayner Roberts’ Continuum 11 speech: Fantasy, Female Writers & The Politics of Influence.
‘In The Rustle of Pages’, a short story by Cassandra Khaw.
I loved this poem, ‘A Visit With Morgan Le Fay’, by Sofia Samatar.
Via my partner, this review of the new Channel Four show Humans.
Aliette de Bodard has begun posting regular ‘Shattered Wings Thursday’ posts, which consist of related content for her upcoming novel House of Shattered Wings. Keep an eye out for upcoming posts in this series.
One of my former academic colleagues, Myriah Williams, who works on medieval Welsh manuscripts, has written about the rather surreal experience of having her research attract wider attention in the mainstream media.
YA Books Central is running a giveaway for Serpentine, Cindy Pon’s latest book.
No Award posted about Australian kids’ TV show themes (Lift-Off forever!).
‘The Definitive Oral History of How Clueless Became an Iconic ’90s Classic’.