Weekend Links: November 21. 2015

Let’s start the weekend with a piece of great, though not exclusively SFF-related advice from Terrible Minds: Google before you share stuff.

We’re moving into the season of “Year’s Best” lists, and while I haven’t gotten mine quite together yet (trying to read a few more things in the next couple of weeks) they’re starting to trickle out, reminding me of how much I still want to read in the next month or so.

  • The Barnes & Noble Sci-fi and Fantasy Blog has got 25 of the Best SFF Books of 2015, which I’ve only read a dozen of.
  • The SFWA just released their Nebula reading list, of which I haven’t counted how many I’ve read, but it’s a small enough percentage to make me feel like I’ve missed out on almost everything this year.

So, it turns out that an actual white nationalist organization is creating their own H.P. Lovecraft award.

If that’s not enough to make you feel happier about the replacement of Lovecraft as the face of the World Fantasy Awards, there’s a sensible reminder at the Atlantic that this turn of events won’t destroy Lovecraft’s legacy. I suspect, though, that literal white nationalists using Lovecraft’s likeness for their own ends will do much more to damage the man’s image than anything else.

In interesting news, it looks like Kurt Vonnegut’s Cat’s Cradle may be getting a television adaptation.

Inverse breaks down some of the interesting recent changes at SyFy with a look at what’s coming up from the network over the next few months.

Microsoft has released their (FREE) Future Visions story collection, with work from Elizabeth Bear, Greg Bear, David Brin, Nancy Kress, Ann Leckie, Jack McDevitt, Seanan McGuire, and Robert J. Sawyer.

At Futurity, an exploration of why sci-fi is so obsessed with Mars.

At Slate, there’s a great piece on pulp science fiction’s legacy to women in science.

And at C-Net, a look at why Carrie Fisher looks so right in the new Star Wars movie.

 

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