Not much change, unfortunately, on the finding-a-new-job-life-writing balance front this week, but my energy levels continue to improve (more or less, anyway, since I had a little cold mid-week that didn’t do my productivity any favors). I do have about eight blog posts halfway written, but half-written isn’t completely done, obviously. Still, it puts me in the way of being likely to finish at least a couple of things this week if I can manage my time a bit better than I have been (and avoid catching any more nasty germs from the day job).
I haven’t liked most of what I’ve been reading this week, but video media has been better than books for me while I’ve been sick and stuff. I’ve been working my way through the new Queer Eye on Netflix. It’s kind and funny and generally just delightful, and I never would have thought I’d have so many feelings about it. I also made it out to see Black Panther yesterday morning, and I have thoughts but all I’m going to say right now is BELIEVE THE HYPE. It’s every bit as good as 97% of critics and approximately all of Twitter say it is. I highly recommend putting it in your eyeballs as soon as possible.
Worldweaver Press revealed the table of contents for a new solarpunk anthology, Glass and Gardens: Solarpunk Summers. Bonus! If you sign up for their newsletter, you’ll get updates on when the book will be available AND a 40% off coupon to use in the Worldweaver Press online store.
My friend Renay (who you may know from the Hugo Award-winning blog Lady Business and from the excellent Fangirl Happy Hour podcast) is going to a badass camp for learning progressive political activism skills, but she needs a little help getting there. This lady does so much rad stuff already, and I cannot wait to see what she’ll accomplish with a few new tricks up her sleeve.
John Kessel wrote about his Favorite Bit of his new Jane Austen/Frankenstein mash-up novel, Pride and Prometheus.
At Breaking the Glass Slipper, Jasmine Gower answered five questions about her new novel, Moonshine.
At LitHub, Sofia Samatar talked about Kafka, binge-writing and the search for monsters.
The results of Uncanny Magazine’s 2017 Favorite Fiction Reader Poll are in.
Skiffy and Fanty introduced a new podcast covering Speculative Fiction in Translation.
At Tor.com, Mari Ness covered the fairy tales of Henriette Julie de Murat.
Also at Tor.com, part two in a series of posts about women SF writers of the 1970s. Part one here.