Weekend Links: May 15, 2015

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Book Stuff

Geek Mom interviews Ann Leckie–and there’s still a couple of days left to enter a giveaway for the first two Imperial Radch novels.

Tor will be publishing The Geek Feminist Revolution, a collection of essays by the delightful Kameron Hurley

Eric Flint has some thoughts about this year’s Hugo Awards

And so does K. Tempest Bradford

I know I would find these Useful Reader Cover Warnings helpful.

What is the point of writing if you can’t be Douglas Adams?

Television

Paramount is developing a new show based on Caitlin Doughty’s amazing memoir, Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory. This isn’t particularly SF-related, but it’s an excellent book and would probably make my top ten list of favorite things I’ve read in the last couple of years.

Over at The Mary Sue, they talk about iZombie as an allegory for sexual assault. I’m not sure I fully agree, but it’s definitely an interesting read.

Finally someone explains Adventure Time over at Kotaku. In all seriousness, though, if you aren’t watching this show, you should be. All of it is currently available on Hulu Plus, and each episode is only twelve minutes long.

FOX has released a trailer for their television adaptation of The Minority Report. I’m not completely sold on it, but it looks a damn sight better than the movie.

Film

The big movie of this weekend is Mad Max: Fury Road, and there are some good reasons to go see it:

  1. Sounds like it’s unabashedly feminist, which is pretty rare for this kind of action flick.
  2. No, really! Straight from George Miller’s mouth.
  3. Even if it wasn’t being on purpose feminist, one should never neglect an opportunity to stick it to misogynists–and apparently they are losing their collective minds over this film. If misogynists hate it, it can’t be all bad.
  4. If none of this is convincing enough, Fury Road is currently sitting at 98% on Rotten Tomatoes.

 

 

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