Friday Links: SFF Edition

In the wake of last weekend’s Hugo Awards, an SFF edition of Friday Links feels like a fun way to go. Not everything is science fiction or fantasy related, but a good chunk leans that way, including a nice wrap up of the Hugos themselves.

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My week was crazy in general, so I apologize if this week’s links run a little shorter than usual. I feel like we’re rushing headlong into September, and I’m not ready. I theorize that once we hit Labor Day, the rest of the year churns faster than usual. Not scientific, but it feels real.

So on that note, I leave you with some fun links to entertain and inspire you. Wishing you a wonderful weekend, filled with books and excellent writing time. Enjoy!

SFF Edition:

Hugo Awards: Women Clean Up as N.K. Jemisin Wins Best Novel Again. – A nice look at the list of winners, including N.K. Jemisin and her history-making three-peat winning the Best Novel award.

The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction Is the Best Place on the Internet. – A fun discussion and brief history of the online resource.

The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction. – The amazing resource referenced above.

Day in the Life of a Book Editor: Caroline Bleeke of Flatiron Books. – A peek at what the job of an editor entails.

The Weirdest Libraries Around the World. – A fun look at some offbeat libraries in unlikely locations.

Aliette de Bodars Recommends: Four Fantasy Books from Alternate Worlds. – Some great recs for stories with less frequently seen influences.

15 Highly Anticipated New Science Fiction and Fantasy Books for Fall. – Pretty much as described.

Friday Links

TGIF! I mean that in so many ways, the most pressing one being that I intend to pack up my books and my laptop and go work somewhere cool this weekend. The HVAC for my entire condo complex died a few months back, and while the HOA finally approved the money to go ahead with the repairs, they have not actually fixed anything yet. Which… hasn’t been so helpful this week when it’s hit 90 degrees every day.

There’s no denying it’s summer in my neck of the woods. Have you all started your summer reading yet? If you’re still searching for some great reads, I have a few ideas for you in this week’s links, and there will be more coming up in the days ahead. I hope they inspire you to get some writing of your own done, as well. Enjoy!

The List: 100 Great Science Fiction Stories by Women – Some wonderful recs, including a bunch that are available online.

Why Startups Love Moleskines – Vindication for those of you who like to take notes by hand. (And maybe a mild suggestion for everyone tapping away on their keyboards in the audience of presentations.)

‘Mortal Instruments’ Creator Reveals How Female Authors Can Be ‘Dehumanized’ By Their Own Fandom – Male authors, too, but I think it’s a more volatile situation for women. I have my own issues with Cassandra Clare, but this is a really thoughtful and disturbing look at something I’ve noticed happening more and more on social media.

The Places We Read – A look at how location can affect our reading choices and experiences.

Peek Over Our Shoulders – A juicy, long list of the books various Book Riot staff members are reading (as of yesterday).

Friday Links

Happy Friday! I’ve had a busy week catching up after attending the RWA National conference last week. San Antonio is a charming city, but I think I’d have preferred to visit during some other part of the year. Say, February. It was definitely a very hot week. But the conference itself went well, and I met with many wonderful editors and writers, saw my fellow agents, and all in all, had a great few days. Re-entry, as always, involved a backlog of email and work, but I’m mostly dug out so I can promise a little less radio silence next week.

In the meantime, I bring you links to kick off the weekend! I hope you all have some fun times planned, and that there’s a little bit of time set aside for a good book and/or your current writing project. Enjoy!

What Makes Chinese Science Fiction Chinese? – An interesting look at the point where the culture and the genre meet.

How Nicole Perlman Became the First Woman to Write a Marvel Movie – Great story, and it makes me even a bigger fan of Marvel.

Reading Romance Is Like Falling in Love – A loving look at the genre, and how it makes us feel.

Alternate Visions: Some Musings on Diversity in SF – Looking at the issue from different angles.

The Book That Wasn’t: Five Fiction Writers Talk about their Novels in Drawers – Even published writers have projects that never see the light of day.

Friday Links: Holiday Weekend Edition

Happy Friday! Here in the U.S., we’re smack in the middle a lovely long Independence Day weekend, so this week’s links almost have a theme. It wasn’t exactly intentional, but they do feel more vacation-ish than usual to me. I’ll let you judge for yourself. Have a lovely weekend, and happy writing!

Flavorwire’s Ultimate Literary Calendar: A Bookish Event for Every Day of the Year – A fun smattering.

Darcy and Elizabeth Go to Summer Camp – Wish I had known about this ahead of time.

Eight Books from the Last Decade that Made Me Excited about SF – A short round-up from author Jo Walton.

Eight Books from the Last Decade that Made Me Excited about Fantasy – And the flip side of Jo Walton’s round-up.

A Book Critic’s Night on the Town – Charming story of how critic Ron Charles ended up visiting a book club.