Weekend Links: February 27, 2016

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:

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.

Ava DuVernay is going to be directing a new adaptation of A Wrinkle in Time for Disney.

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:

Finally, io9 debuted this gorgeous trailer for a new French animated steampunk film, April and the Extraordinary World:




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