I think I actually swooned at this one – Ben Browder to guest star in Doctor Who – in a Wild West episode. SWOONED, I tell you! (now we just need Claudia Black to come in as Benny Summerfield and the world will be a perfect place)
This is one I meant to bring to the table at our recent recording of Galactic Suburbia (should be up tonight) but forgot: craft is at the top of the cultural activities performed by Australians, but our peak funding body for cultural activities has just defunded Craft Australia. (I didn’t even know there was a Craft Australia!) There’s plenty of gender & class privilege to unpack here, as there usually is when the line between craft and art is drawn.
Speaking of stuff I probably should have included in this week’s GS – Nicola Griffith talks about How To Fix Gender Bias in book journalism.
I have written a few posts in places other than here on the internet this week: I talk about fantasy words and names on the Voyager blog, in response to this lovely post by Natalie Costa Bir who talks about the vocab I use in the Creature Court books.
Over on Doctor Her, I posted Domesticating the Doctor I: Cocoa, Test-tubes and the Classic Years. I will be cross-posting some of the pieces I write over there, but not all of them because I don’t want this to become the all-DW-all-the-time blog. I’ll always link to them, though!
Speaking of all Doctor Who all the time, here’s a lovely standalone interlude to Girl on the Moon’s ongoing Tenth Doctor comic strip, in which the Doctor decides to wait until he’s Eleven (and has the Ponds along) to go visit guerilla Mickey and Martha at the end of The End of Time Part II. It’s lovely!
Jo Walton linked to this great Pinterest board of book covers from her heroine’s reading material in Among Others. If you liked the book, this should resonate with you – it feels like walking into a second hand bookshop! (also I’m starting to get a feel for what Pinterest is useful for. Don’t suppose someone wants to do a board of all the books Galactic Suburbia has recommended to people??)
On Tiger Beatdown, an angry and rather inspiring post about feeling discomfort with International Women’s Day, and the limited view of what a woman is, as shown in the international media.
Check out this extraordinary collaboration between singer/songwriter and Triple j Unearthed winner Yunyu, Aussie manga artist Queenie Chan, with animation by the Commonist: Twisted Tales Episode 1 – Dorothy. Has anyone else ever put Dorothy of Oz in space before? This is such a gorgeous piece of work, I can’t wait to see what they do next.