Links, August 14

SFF

LITERATURE
Mythago Wood: A True Fantasy Masterwork
on considering reading George R.R. Martin
Once Upon a Time review – Marina Warner’s scholarly history of the fairytale
Ombria in Shadow
All of the Books – recommended reading
Winter’s Kitchen
Such Sights To Show You: Women in the Works of Clive Barker
Dagon’s Bargain
Sunshine (novel)
Fred Saberhagen
Edward Plunkett, 18th Baron of Dunsany
Mira Corpora, by Jeff Jackson
‘I’ve spent parts of today re-reading Julie Phillips’ James Tiptree, Jr. The Double Life of Alice B. Sheldon (I’m up to the 1950s so far, pre-Tiptree). It remains an incredibly interesting read, but also a very discomfiting one, because Phillips is very committed to the idea of Sheldon as a “woman writer”.’
10 SF/F Books That Have Stuck With Me by Gail Carriger
Anita Nair, Idris: Keeper of the Light
APPRECIATION: KATHERINE ADDISON’S EMOTIONAL PRECISION IN THE GOBLIN EMPEROR
Mars Evacuees by Sophia McDougall
On Being Undone by a Light Breeze, by Vajra Chandrasekera
Things We Found During the Autopsy by Kuzhali Manickavel
The Madonna and the Starship by James Morrow
Obscure Cities
Frankenstein and the Vampyre: A Dark and Stormy Night
Barriers & Cages: SFF utopia

The Country of Ice Cream Star
In the ruins of a future America, fifteen-year-old Ice Cream Star and her people survive by scavenging in the detritus of an abandoned civilization. Theirs is a world of children – by the time they reach twenty, each of them will die from a disease they call posies.
When her brother sickens, Ice Cream sets out on the trail of a cure, led by a stranger whose intentions remain unclear. It’s a quest that will lead her to love and heartbreak, to captivity and to a nation’s throne, and ultimately into a war that threatens to doom everyone she loves.

“THEN, A HELLBEAST ATE THEM”: NOTES ON HORROR FICTION AND EXPECTATIONS
Bernardine Evaristo, The Emperor’s Babe
Philip Pullman’s Grimm Tales
weird world fiction syllabus
Sleeps With Monsters: The Mystic Marriage by Heather Rose Jones
David Mitchell offers clues to new novel The Bone Clocks – interactive
10 Science Fiction And Fantasy Stories That Editors Are Tired Of Seeing
Strange Horizons Book Club: Tigerman
Call and Response by Paul Kincaid: Reviewed by Liz Bourke
Top Ten Most Common Short Story Names Clarkesworld Sees
Archive of Edwardian-era Writer of Horror, Sci-fi Donated to UCR: ‘Hodgson was one of the most important writers of weird fiction of the early 20th century, acknowledged by H.P. Lovecraft as a seminal influence on his own horror fiction, said Latham, a scholar of science fiction studies. “His novels ‘The House on the Borderland’ and ‘The Night Land’ are masterpieces of macabre atmosphere and dreamy inventiveness, works that once read can never be forgotten,” Latham said.’

Shirley Jackson’s dark powers are back at work from beyond the grave: “Garlic in Fiction, a new collection from the late master of shocking but subtle horror, is due next year. I’ll be watching out for it, and so should you”

WOMEN IN SF PANEL PART 1
SLF DIVERSE WRITERS AND DIVERSE WORLDS GRANTS
The Strange Horizons Book Club: Fire in the Unnameable Country
The Southern Reach Trilogy by Jeff VanderMeer: PASTORAL AS UNCANNY
Nine Worlds Book List
Nine Worlds: The ‘Just Don’t’ list from Writing the Other workshop
FRIDAY FIVE: 5 SCIENCE FICTION STORIES ABOUT EXISTING TECHNOLOGY
The Mermaid’s Wish – recording now online!

AWARDS
Over-sensitive male feminists who can’t take a joke? I’ve blogged about the day the #BaenAwardStories hashtag died.
I have read the Clarke Award shortlist and

Links, May 26

STAR TREK

How Riker sits in a chair
Kirk lives in the moment
episode by episode is Kirk a womanizer table
inappropriate ST Christmas ornament
Which Star Trek Captain Are You?
Star Trek gif
Texts from Deep Space 9
Texts from Star Trek: The Next Generation
Our New Favorite Tumblr: Texts From TNG
Star Trek TNG Ambient Engine Noise (Idling for 24 hrs)

GAME OF THRONES
Starbucks vs Game of Thrones
George R.R. Martin Appeared on Gay of Thrones and It Was Everything
How Much Would It Cost to Actually Throw a Game of Thrones Wedding?
Littlefinger, IT Consultant
28 “Game Of Thrones” Characters Transported To The ’80s And ’90s
There’s a Game of Thrones Summer School Class at UVA
He Would Never: Thoughts on Game of Thrones’s Fourth Season
Game of Thrones, Season 4: “Breaker of Chains” by Sarah Mesle: ‘Do I Have a Champion?’

STAR WARS


The Star Wars Expanded Universe: A Eulogy
Song Premiere: Neko Case, Kelly Hogan – “These Aren’t The Droids”: meh
Best of the Worst: The Star Wars Holiday Special (FOR REAL)
Star Wars Characters Invade Thomas Kinkade Paintings
stupid children don’t understand star wars
Han Solo Cosplay Pinafore
Best of the Worst: The Star Wars Holiday Special (FOR REAL)
Star Wars Expanded Universe Book Covers And The Feelings I Have Had About Them, Fifteen Years Later