State of the Blog and Weekend Links: September 3, 2017 (Belated)(Whoops!)

I’d love to say that last week was a turning point in SF Bluestocking productivity, but obviously it hasn’t been. Honestly, I still haven’t even finished writing about the season finale of Game of Thrones because, you guys, it was so bad.  That said, I’m actually writing tonight, and I plan to keep on writing tomorrow and through the rest of the week with a new system in place to help me stay on task and accountable, even if it’s only to myself.

So, I’m not making promises, but I’m hopeful that I’ll be getting things back on track here, especially with just under a month left before I have a busy schedule of television coverage planned. This year, the plan is to cover Star Trek: Discovery (airing Sundays starting Sept. 24), Lucifer (Season 3 airing Mondays starting Oct. 2) and The Shannara Chronicles (Season 2 airing Wednesdays starting Oct. 11). I’d love to do The Good Place (Season 2  on Thursdays starting Sept. 28), but I think I’ll be busy enough as it is; I think I’ll skip writing about it unless I think of a good angle on it.

I still haven’t forgotten about the Gormenghast project, and I’m currently working up a tentative schedule to get that finished by the end of this year, which I still think is possible if I can make a plan and stick to it. I’ve got several other book reviews and essays on the docket as well, and though I’m trying hard to not be overly optimistic about my new routine I’m nonetheless hopeful that I’ll be getting them up on the blog sooner rather than later.

Finally, in more personal-ish news, I got a rad black unicorn mount in WoW this weekend, and it made me happy. After all these years, that silly game still brings me a lot of joy sometimes.

So, last weekend it was big news that an unscrupulous author had tried the game the New York Times’ YA Bestseller List. This week, Claribel Ortega actually read that garbage book, and it sounds awful.

You can now see the cover and table of contents for Uncanny Issue 18. The first half of the issue will be online tomorrow.

It’s the beginning of the month, and that means a new post at the B&N Sci-Fi and Fantasy Blog of September’s SFF new releases.

All of Terry Pratchett’s unfinished work was run over with a steamroller.

N.K. Jemisin did a Reddit AMA, and LitHub has the highlights.

Some dipshits thought it was a good idea to greenlight a Lord of the Flies remake with an all-girl cast–written by men. Libba Bray already wrote something like that years ago, and she’s got a good breakdown of why this movie is a bad idea.

At the Book Smugglers, Sarah Kuhn writes about women who lust.

Kelly Robson has a novella coming out in March–Gods, Monsters and the Lucky Peach–and you can pre-order it now.

Jaym Gates talked about the Big Idea in her new kickstarted anthology, Strange California. I’m a little bummed that physical book rewards are out and I’m still waiting on my ebook version, but I’m still pretty excited about it.

The Fandomentals is doing a Classic Sci-Fi Book Club, and the first title they covered is William Gibson’s Neuromancer.

Sarah Gailey’s serial at Fireside, The Fisher of Bones, has a new installment: Chapter Three: Increase. (Chapter One: Naming | Chapter Two: Cycle)

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