Weekend Links: June 13, 2015

Mad Max: Fury Road modded ponies
Mad Max: Fury Road modded ponies

Tor, Irene Gallo, and Sad Puppies (Because this shit just keeps happening.)

Chuck Wendig’s “I Stand by Irene Gallo” is pretty much the definitive post on the topic.

Kameron Hurley weighs in with “The Revolution of Self-Righteous Dickery Will Not By Moderated.”

Jim C. Hines collects shit the Puppies have said in “Puppies in Their Own Words.”

Martin Lewis reads the Puppy Slate nominees for Best Short Story so you don’t have to.

Eric Flint puts forward the eminently sane reminder that “No, Awards Aren’t ‘Fair.’ Never Have Been, Never Will Be. So What?”


The Mary Sue on Age Gap Films – As someone in an age gap relationship myself, I really appreciate this piece. The problem with cinematic age gaps isn’t so much that they exist, it’s that we aren’t supposed to think they are age gaps. We’re just supposed to think that women look the same for all the years between around age 23 and age 50.

Various...Mandatory Credit: Photo by Ian Dickson / Rex Features ( 750588ck )  X-Ray Spex - Poly Styrene  Various
Photo by Ian Dickson / Rex Features ( 750588ck )
X-Ray Spex – Poly Styrene

Jason Heller at Clarkesworld – The Day-Glo Dystopia of Poly Styrene: Punk Prophet and Science Fiction Priestess

I feel like @BEYONCEFANFIC definitely falls under the SF umbrella, and it’s awesome.

The Mary Sue again, on why we should maybe “Stop Asking ‘Is This Feminist?'”

In a tangentially related vein, Tumblr user fierceawakening writes about the usefulness of the idea of being a “critical fan”

binti-book-coverCheck out the newly revealed covers for Tor.com’s upcoming novellas. I’m probably most excited about Nnedi Okorafor’s “Binti,” but there are only a couple of these that I’m not really looking forward to reading.


4 thoughts on “Weekend Links: June 13, 2015”

  1. Oooh, Binti looks pretty sweet. At the moment I’m reading Lagoon (which is top notch! Read it yet?), and I’m probably going to move on to The Book of Phoenix next.


    1. I LOVED Lagoon. It’s at the top of my list of novels that I think need to be made into summer blockbuster films. The Book of Phoenix is excellent as well. I’d love to reread Who Fears Death, but I’ve got so much other stuff to read I’m not sure when I’ll get around to it.


      1. Agreed, though Hollywood would probaboy wreck/whitewash everything that makes it excellent. Can I read The Book of Phoenix without reading Who Fears Death first?


      2. The Book of Phoenix is a sort of prequel to Who Fears Death. I’d say you can read either one first and be fine.

        And true, sadly, about the wrecking and whitewashing. In a perfect world, though, Lagoon would be big budget summer movie like Independence Day, and it would be awesome.


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