Awards season continues this week, with several new nomination/short lists announced:
For those who are planning to nominate and vote on the Hugo Awards this year:
- forestofglory has a pretty comprehensive list of resources.
- Bad Menagerie is putting together an anthology of work by Campbell-eligible authors that should be available in time to read before March 31.
- SF Signal lists the Top 15 Sci-Fi Comics of 2015.
- Over at The Book Smugglers, their Hugo-eligible Speculative Fiction 2014 is on sale for just $0.99.
There’s a bunch of new Game of Thrones character posters, but they don’t tell us anything useful or interesting about the upcoming season.
Marvel and Netflix cast a white dude (GoT‘s Finn Jones) in the lead role for Iron Fist. This isn’t particularly unexpected, but it is a missed opportunity, for sure.
I’ve known since last year that Margaret Atwood was writing a retelling of Shakespeare’s The Tempest, but now it’s got a title and cover. Hag-Seed will be out on October 11.
There’s a new illustrated limited edition of Daniel Polansky’s The Builders available for pre-order.
The radio adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere is currently available to listen to for free.
I’m super excited about this new anthology from Apex Publications, Upside Down: Inverted Tropes in Storytelling. A $5 pledge to the Kickstarter will get you a digital copy of the final product.
Fantastic Stories is planning some special issues to focus on discovering and amplifying diverse voices. First up: Queers Take Over.
At Motherboard, a look at how The X-Files might have accidentally become right-wing propaganda.
I love this piece at The Verge about the diversity of SyFy’s The Expanse.
Blastr reminds us that everybody ships.
This week saw several great interviews with some of my current favorite authors:
- Lightspeed interviewed N.K. Jemisin.
- Fantasy Faction interviewed Emma Newman.
- Charlie Jane Anders was on Rocket Talk.
Finally, io9 debuted this gorgeous trailer for a new French animated steampunk film, April and the Extraordinary World: