- The Most Hated Woman on the Internet This is an interesting article about Amanda Palmer. However, Doyle doesn’t really leave any room for anyone to just simply dislike Palmer’s public persona. Which is pretty much where I am with her.
- Aaron Sorkin thinks female roles have a lesser ‘degree of difficulty’ Shut up, Aaron Sorkin.
- A Lack of Female Characters is Always a Choice Someone else tells Mark Lawrence to shut up–and quite thoroughly. Sadly, it didn’t take. Also, his fixation on a 3 year old review of the first Jorg book is really creepy and he needs to cut it out.
- Welcome to SF fandom, here’s your complimentary sexism
- Of Hard SF and Messy Emotions Great essay from Cora Buhlert.
- DON’T DO THIS EVER: “World Before Columbus Syndrome” edition Oh, look. J.A. Konrath also needs a nice big glass of shut the fuck up. He gets the biggest glass of shut up because I know he’s been to at least two RT conventions (I witnessed his presence) where he presumably talked to some erotica writers and you’d think some of it would have sunk in between drinking vast amounts of alcohol and pontification on the joys of self-publishing but apparently not. Next RT you go to, Joe? Try drinking and talking less and listening more. You might learn something.
- How Self-Tracking Apps Exclude Women (and other people who are not cis men).
- Diversity for Sale
- How Jessica Mitford Exposed A $48m Scam From America’s Literary Establishment Amazingness.
- In Which Three Adults Discuss “Dune” Seriously and At Length This was a little through the looking glass ish to read, as while I first read Dune as a teenager, I certainly don’t perceive it as a book intended for teenagers. Whereas these readers–and many of the commenters–do. And this is mostly a non-fannish discussion which is also odd to me–is this how people who don’t go to SF conventions and spend a lot of time time online talking about books and publishing talk about books? Anyhow, this made me want to reread the book and contemplate trying to read some of the sequels again. (There was also Dirtbag Paul Atreides which was delightful.)
- I Am Bread Review: The Tenacity of Toast
- Help author Katharine Kerr care for her husband Howard
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