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It’s been a while, but I’m back again with links: links that are important, links that made me think, links that made me smile.
Firstly, and most importantly, the fundraiser for Rochita Loenen-Ruiz is running until 9th November. Please support this if you can. Rochita is a wonderful person, and she and her family are going through a very difficult time.
The rest of my links are going to be grouped under headings, as it’s been some time since I made a post of this nature.
Reading, writing, history, community
Submissions are now open for the People of Colo(u)r Destroy Science Fiction anthology.
This is an unbelievably powerful essay on the Salem witch trials. The line that stood out to me was this one:
But what rings most dangerously prophetic about Salem is the ideology that suggests imagining the most helpless and vulnerable in our communities as the most powerful, in a kind of 1984-esque doublethink that provides a rationale for causing as much harm as one wishes to that group.
Aliette de Bodard on ‘History, Erasure and the Stories that Need to be Told’.
Annalee Flower Horne and Natalie Luhrs on the continued relevance of How To Suppress Women’s Writing by Joanna Russ
Leila Rasheed on diversity in children’s publishing.
Fred Clark on ‘communities of misconception’, unchallenged default assumptions, and how to respond when your assumptions are challenged.
Isabel Yap on Filipino monsters.
Tolkien’s annotated map of Middle Earth has been found.
We have a title and a release date for Samantha Shannon’s new Bone Season book: The Song Rising will be published in November, 2016.
Books I want to read
Kate Elliott talks about her new epic fantasy novel, Black Wolves, as part of John Scalzi’s ‘The Big Idea’ series.
Poetry and Short Fiction
‘Reasons I checked out of the diversity discussion du jour’ by M Sereno (content note for colonialism, homophobia and racism).
‘Song of the Body Cartographer’ by Rochita Loenen-Ruiz.
‘Hungry Daughters of Starving Mothers’ by Alyssa Wong.
Rebecca Merkelbach on outlaws, trolls and berserkers.
A bit US-centric, but I loved this article on the changing of librarian stereotypes throughout history.
No Award on imaginary Australia YA adaptations. (Caveat: I do not share their dislike of the Tomorrow series, although I can understand their perspective, and I also feel ambivalent about adaptations of stories that were/are meaningful to me. I still enjoyed the post.)
‘A Day In The Life of a Brooding Romantic Hero’ at The Toast.
I hope you all have fabulous weekends.