Links: 12/05/14

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December 5, 2014

I’m cleaning out my backlog of links this week–brace yourselves.

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  1. Paul Weimer (@princejvstin)

    Of course Tilda Swinton is a Faerie Queen. Unseelie to be precise.

  2. Susana S. P.

    I though Tilda was the Goblin King?

    That first link, there are not enough emoticons of sadly unsurprised rage and sadness.

  3. Eric

    Ooh, romance recommendations! If anybody is so inclined, I’m always looking for some . 🙂

    I keep looking up lists of “Science Fiction Romance” and “romantic science fiction”, and buying a couple of promising books. Along the way, I’ve learned a few things:

    1. I’m a sucker for a really good romance novel, but I’m hopelessly bad at finding books that I’d enjoy.

    2. I love all of Bujold’s romances, including the fantasy ones. I also enjoyed Rachel Bach’s Paradox series, and Ilona Andrews’ short SF romances, and a bunch of others. My favorite SF romances are the ones where the world-building and the relationship work together to make the story.

    3. With heterosexual romances, I’m fairly picky about the male leads. I go by the “party host” rule: If I organized a party, and if I saw the male lead treating his partner like that, would I throw him out of my house for good?

    There’s some pretty amazing stuff out there, but I haven’t figured out how to find reliably find things that I’d like. Sturgeon’s Law is always a big challenge when exploring unfamiliar genres.


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