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Friday Linklets

December 30th, 2011 at 11:08

A little one today because, funnily enough, many people have been a bit too busy to blog much this week, and most of the best blog posts I’ve read have been of the ‘summing up the year’ variety that are only worth reading if you follow that blog regularly.

Over at Last Short Story, we’ve been posting our lists of best short stories for 2011. You can read about the opinions of Sarah, Mondy, me, Alisa and Alex.

Sarah Rees Brennan has written a marvellous, loving parody of Jane Eyre, Or: The Bride of Edward ‘Crazypants’ Rochester and it turns out that she loves Press Gang, too! I knew our tastes were eternally intertwined. I’m so looking forward to both of Sarah’s new novels, to be released this year.

On a more serious note, Alisa wrote about her response to the Lovecraft-representing-World-Fantasy discussion, as a Jewish woman who recently won a World Fantasy Award and only learned about Lovecraft’s racism and anti-semitism recently.

UPDATE: Excellent, crunchy post about the awards system by the ever-sharp Ursula K Le Guin.

And yes, that’s basically it. Onwards to 2012! May there be linking frenzies, flamewars and feminist rage, as well as adorable music vids. That is what the internet is for, after all.

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4 Responses to “Friday Linklets”

  1. Sean the Blogonaut Says:

    I wonder if Bill Bailey could play Doctor Who?

  2. tansyrr Says:

    I don’t see why not, though I am still holding out for Emma Thompson or Helen Mirren!

    It’s a shame they used him in such a brief role in this Christmas special (not that this completely rules out a later performance, there’s lots of precedent) as I think he’d make a marvellous playing-it-straight villain.

    The Meddling Monk, for instance, who was played in the Classic series by comedy actor Peter Butterworth, and transformed by a blinding Graeme Garden series of performances in Big Finish Audio plays, would be a fabulous crunchy part for someone like Bill Bailey.

  3. Sean the Blogonaut Says:

    You are going to win me over on the Big Finnish Plays eventually :)

    Helen Mirren would be cool too. But yes I blinked and almost missed Bailey in the xmas special. He could play a companion ( I really liked Donna) which would get away from the the progressively younger actors trend.

  4. tansyrr Says:

    Hee I probably need to think about putting up another ‘how to get started listening to Big Finish’ post.

    They have lots of older/different companions, which is another joy of them.

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