Weekend Links: September 5, 2015

Imgur user CarlosDanger101 has drawn a ton of Game of Thrones characters in the style of Bob's Burgers. The Lannisters, of course, are objectively the best, but you can head over to Imgur to see them all.
Imgur user CarlosDanger101 has drawn a ton of Game of Thrones characters in the style of Bob’s Burgers. The Lannisters, of course, are objectively the best, but you can head over to Imgur to see them all.

In sad/exciting news this week, Aidan Moher announced the closing of A Dribble of Ink. However, he’s already got a new website up and running so we can see what he does next.

In case you missed it, this week saw the release of a brand new Feminist Frequency video, “Tropes vs. Women: Women as Reward.”

It’s September now! And there are guides to this month’s new releases at both io9 and My Bookish Ways.

My own fall reading list will be coming out in a few days, but in the meantime you can check out my Summer Reading List Report.

I know we’d all like to be done with the Hugo Awards controversy, and I’m hoping that this is my last round of links about it until, oh, January or so, but there are a few worthwhile reads about it this week:

This has been a good week for interviews with authors I’m interested in.

The Mary Sue was on a roll this week, with several excellent reads:

Black Gate published a nice piece: “Cixin Liu the Superstar: How Taking a Risk on a Chinese Author Paid of Big For Tor”

At Tor.com, “The Dragonlance Reread: Guest Highlord Erin Lindsey On Fun Fantasy”

Book Riot has a great piece about the authors we hypothetically like. For me, it’s Kate Elliot–I keep reading her stuff and just never quite manage to love it the way I feel I ought to, no matter how much it ticks off boxes on my list of things I love to read.

Black Girl Nerds: “Why Black Science Fiction Studies Matter”

Geek Mom: “When the ‘Strong Female’ Trope Becomes the ‘Emotionally Unavailable’ Trope”

At io9, Lavie Tidhar writes about “What Happened When I Set Out to Celebrate Science Fiction From Around the World”

Fantasy Faction published Part Two of their series on Gender and Stereotyping in Fantasy. (Part One here.)

The Wertzone is up to Part 7 in a series on the history of epic fantasy.

At Vice, “How Dungeons & Dragons Went Mainstream”

 

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