Weekend Links: June 27, 2015

Weekend links are a little late this week  because Patch 6.2 happened this week in World of Warcraft. After a bit of a slump in my interest in the game, I’m excited to report that Tanaan Jungle is fun, shipyards are pretty cool, and I have learned that druids in deer form ride on top of Goblin Gliders like badasses. Other things happened this week, too, though.

Amy Schumer dismantled the ideal of being a princess on Inside Amy Schumer:

Margaret Atwood is making comic strips for the geek girl anthology, The Secret Loves of Geek Girls. For a $25 contribution to the Kickstarter, you can get digital and physical copies of the book.

The New York Times has the scoop on Cuban Science Fiction, and Tor.com has a Cuban Sci-Fi giveaway.

The Mary Sue interviews Jane Espenson

Over at Kirkus Reviews, there’s a great interview with Ellen Datlow, Paula Guran, Rich Horton, and Jonathan Strahan for anyone who has ever wondered about the process of creating all the “Year’s Best” anthologies that we love.

Gail Z. Martin guest posts at SciFiChick.com about Mary Sues and how the concept has been used to deride female characters in general

Finally, composer James Horner, who was responsible for the music in basically every film you loved as a child, has died in a tragic plane crash.

RIP, James Horner.



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