Weekend Links: June 6, 2015

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See more art by Joshua Mays at his website.

8 Afrofuturist Artists Who Are Out of This World – So much beautiful stuff, including the gorgeous Joshua Mays piece above.

Ursula K. LeGuin on How Amazon is Ruining Everything – I don’t entirely agree with her, as there are many obscure books and authors I would never have discovered if it wasn’t for Amazon’s recommendations and the ease of online ordering. While LeGuin makes good points about Amazon’s tendency to focus on promoting big titles, I’ve been using Amazon for almost fifteen years to get books that places like Borders and B&N never carried.

700 Free E-books at Open Culture – Lots of classic lit, but also a surprising amount of classic sci-fi.

Neil Gaiman and Kazuo Ishiguro talk about genre over at New Statesman – This is one of the most interesting interviews I’ve read in ages, although it did make me feel guilty that I still haven’t gotten around to reading The Buried Giant yet.

Adrian Tchaikovsky writes about inhuman characters over at A Dribble of Ink – His mention of Perdido Street Station makes me want to go reread it right away. I’ve been reading a lot of stuff the last couple of years that is less fantastical, but this article helped me remember how much I love bizarre people and things in my fantasy.

@EldritchSwift combines two of my favorite things:

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