We're waiting to go see Winter Soldier on Tuesday, so mostly what I'm doing this weekend is avoiding spoilers and trying to finish the last Raksura novella.
* Whatever: The Big Idea article by Emily Jiang for her book Summoning the Phoenix.
* Beth Cato talks about her upcoming book The Clockwork Dagger
* N.K. Jemisin: Confirmation bias, epic fantasy, and you
* SF Signal: Catherine Lundoff on LGBT Science Fiction and Fantasy in the 1980s
* There's a new original Star Trek fan film series Star Trek Continues. I haven't tried it yet, though I have really enjoyed the ones here by Star Trek Phase 2
ETA: Fantasy Book Cafe: Women in SF&F Month: Beth Bernobich - The Invisible Woman
Over and over, I hear that women don't write the genre, they don't read the genre, and they certainly can't be the main character, unless it's urban fantasy, and that's really romance, so naturally that doesn't count. And inevitably the conversation drifts back to the men who write genre, and the guys they write about.
Joanna Russ described the situation in her book, How to Suppress Women's Writing. "She didn't write it." (Mary Shelley) "She wrote it, but she's an anomaly." (Butler, Le Guin, Tiptree) "She wrote it but look what she wrote about." (Urban fantasy written by women.)
April 4th, 2014