Friday Links is not at WorldconAugust 30th, 2013 at 10:01
I didn’t do a Friday Links last week! I’ve fallen into a spiralling vortex of editing and not reading blogs, and watching Welsh TV shows. But, stuff has happened in the mean time. Mostly what is happening this weekend is LonestarCon (Worldcon) and the Hugos, at which I am not, though I will be following the livestream on Monday morning Australia-time.
For those hanging out for the next Galactic Suburbia, it will be a bit late for the same reason – holding off for Hugo results!
Apart from being sad about not being at Worldcon for the Hugos and indeed the SFWA business meeting, I think I’m most sad about missing the Glitter and Mayhem Rollercade Party. Check out Lynne Thomas talking about how they turned a party into an anthology, in order to have an excuse for the party. You can also read some most excellent blurbs about this book – which is being received with great critical delight all over the place.
Katrina from Verity! writes a wonderful introspective piece about how she discovered fandom via Queer as Folk, and how a single picture or a TV show can change your life, genuinely, forever: With Fandom A Picture is Worth a Thousand Memories.
Robert Hoge’s memoir Ugly was launched last night, and Angela Slatter has a few words to say about the book. We’ll be talking about it on the next Galactic Suburbia too – it’s a great read! Robert and his dad Vince also appeared in an article at the Sydney Morning Herald talking about some of the issues touched on in the book – definitely check that out.
This piece at the New Statesman: I Hate Strong Female Characters gets at the really limited definition of ‘strong’ behaviour generally approved of in female fictional characters.
Bitch Magazine looks at the focus on books and reading in Orange is the New Black – something we rarely see on TV.
Meanwhile at the Smithsonian, it turns out Romans knew about nanotechnology. This goblet says so! (It’s a really pretty goblet and it can change colour)
At the History Girls blog, we have ‘Writing Battles’ by Manda Scott.
At the SFWA blog, Tobias Buckell is incredibly inspiring, talking about Rejection and Reinvention.