A slightly shorter links round-up this week, team, sorry about that! Things have been happening; I just haven’t been remembering to save the links about them.
The wonderful Linda Holmes lists five shows that TV execs will never stop making. My favorite is “The Adventures Of Mr. Superabilities And Detective Ladyskeptic.”
Beyond “diversity in SF”: Some ideas for (awesome-sounding) panels on diverse topics, for SFF conventions to take under advisement.
The latest issue of Open Letters Monthly carried a report from the Romance Writers Association convention. The more I think about romance novels and their place in society, the more I want to think about those things cause it is INTRISTING.
Some specfic writers (including new fave Zen Cho!) discuss the place of culture and history in writing sci-fi and fantasy novels.
Ahahahahaha letters from medieval students asking for money from their parents.
Y’all, I’m sure it’s just that I’m seeking this stuff out, but it really seems like there are more awesome and exciting POC authors publishing speculative fiction these days. Let’s definitely keep this trend going, because I have read some exxxxxxxcellent books this year behind this. Anyway, here’s an interview with author Stephanie Saulter about her new trilogy that sounds great. It is about genetically engineered humans who have to fight for their rights YAYYYYY.
In case you missed this kerfuffle, a published white guy poet got it into his head to submit poetry under an Asian-sounding surname to ?increase his chances? of publication? One of the poems thus submitted made it into the 2015 Best American Poetry. People got upset.