Friday Links is Lost in TranslationJanuary 27th, 2012 at 10:31
The Science Fiction Translation Awards are running a fundraiser, accepting donations now towards the running of their awards, which aim to promote and celebrate great science fiction translated into English, and to provide a substantial cash prize to the original author as well as translator.
It’s a great cause, and there are a bunch of great book prizes up for grabs for a few lucky donors. I’ve contributed a complete Creature Court trilogy (feels so GOOD to be able to offer that!) and it’s in some very good company.
Speaking of the Creature Court trilogy, Sean the Blogonaut wrote a lovely review of Book 2: The Shattered City: “Action, blood and lust and a little bit of dressmaking. If you enjoy well written action, political intrigue, anime like transformation of characters into monstrous beasts and well written sex scenes give the whole series a go.”
I’ve been enjoying Tor.com’s current theme of military SF – I don’t think of myself of a fan of that particular subgenre, and yet I am familiar with so many of the works they discuss! I guess that means something. I liked this post about Starbuck and gender in Battlestar Galactica. Ahh, Battlestar Galactica. You got it so right, before you got it so wrong…
Speaking of military SF, over at i09 Jen Heddle makes a compelling argument that they should have brought Robotech back already. Hell, yes they should! Want me to write it?
The Amelia Bloomer Project announced their latest top 10 list of feminist appealing books for young readers – and I was delighted to see Beauty Queens on there, one of my favourite feminist novels from 2011.
An insightful look at the world of manga publishing, and how the same issues that are affecting other disposable printed matter like newspapers are seriously harming that industry.
A new book presents a “hip and accessible” Guy’s Guide to Feminism, with a focus on men educating other men about how feminism has basically improved things for them and the world around them.
The Mary Sue spreads the cookie love by looking at what new games are being released in 2012 that look like they’re getting it right as regards gender roles/options – or at least, getting a lot better.
Dowager Countess Violet is awesome in Downton Abbey. Why, yes she is. And Maggie Smith is not bad either.
Cherie Priest got a brilliant belated Christmas gift from her husband – what do you get the writer in your life?
Speaking of writing, Faith Erin Hicks talks about her own experiences earning a living from writing comics – and how exactly that definition of “earning a living” can mean so many things in the creative fields.
Tags: amelia bloomer, awards, battlestar galactica, beauty queens, cherie priest, creature court, downton abbey, faith erin hicks, military sf, robotech, the shattered city, women in comics, women in gaming