State of the Blog and Weekend Links: March 26, 2017

This week was a productive one for me in spite of everyone in my household getting sick (my kid has seriously caught every single bug that’s gone around her junior high this year) and getting the stressful news that my car’s transmission is about shot (after we’ve recently spent quite a lot on other repairs instead of buying something new). On the bright side, however, the AHCA didn’t even make it to a vote, which means 24 million people aren’t going to lose their insurance soon, Beauty and the Beast was better than I thought it’d be, and there’s finally a trailer for season three of iZombie. Also, while I was hoping to find a funny picture of a zombie with some flowers or something by googling “springtime zombie” for a header image, I instead found this adorable springtime zombie video that I’m so happy to know is a thing that exists in the world:

This coming week, I’ll be continuing with coverage of Into the Badlands and The Expanse; I’ve read several books that I’m planning to review; and I will be releasing my spring reading list, which will have my rough plan of what I’ll be reading and writing about over the next three months.

Sadly, due to life stuff, this has been another somewhat light week for links.

I did love this Genevieve Valentine piece at Vice on how Disney actually made Beauty and the Beast darker than the original fairy tale.

There were a couple of interesting Big Idea posts this week:

There’s a full trailer now for Hulu’s adaptation of The Handmaid’s Tale. It looks good, but I’m honestly not certain I’ll watch it. We’ll see.

Speaking of dystopias, nerds of a feather, flock together continued their Dystopian Visions series this week:

The Book Smugglers announced their Summer 2017 season of short fiction around the theme “Gods and Monsters.” I am excite.

Sarah Gailey continued her series on iconic SFF costumes with The Woman in White.

Angry Robot is offering a 12-month subscription plan for ebooks of their new releases. At £100 (about $125) for like thirty-five titles, it’s a great deal.

It’s also not too late to pre-order She-Wolf and Cub by Lilith Saintcrow, coming out this Tuesday from Fireside.

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