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.
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”
Check 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.