It’s been a busy week for me! I’ve been writing and trying to put the finishing touches on some spring cleaning projects. I also had the opportunity to meet up with Eva yesterday, which was lovely!
I join in Cass’s Queering Wilde month with “”My Wallpaper and I are Fighting’: Wilde and the Quip” over at Queerly Seen.
Renay and I continue our adventures in Xena: Warrior Princess with episode 106, “The Reckoning” at ladybusiness.
Hillary Clinton is running for president! Pound the alarm!
Here’s a Hugos round-up for the last week:
- Two nominees on the final ballot turned out to be ineligible.
- David Gerrold shares his thoughts on Rapid Puppies and the future of sf.
- George R.R. Martin also shares his thoughts, including exploding the idea of “disenfranchised fandom”.
- Authors Marko Kloos and Annie Bellet have voluntarily withdrawn their nominations.
Here’s the teaser for Suffragette, the upcoming film about first wave British feminism.
Tor.com recasts The Rocky Horror Picture Show twice: once traditionally and once in a far more bonkers (and thereby way more interesting) way. The Rock as Rocky, people! THE ROCK AS ROCKY.
At Strange Horizons, Eleanor Arnason provides a brief history of diverse sf. Quite a good corrective to some of the assumptions floating around at the moment.
It’s the new teaser for Star Wars: The Force Awakens! THAT WRECKED STAR DESTROYER! THAT DIVERSE LEAD TRIO! THAT IRON CLAD NOSTALGIA! I am frothing at the mouth and I think I know what the first fifteen minutes of the movie will be like.
Have all the Star Wars: The Force Awakens links you can handle:
- Tor.com has all the details from Star Wars Celebration’s panel on the upcoming film.
- Here are some of the first publicity shots of our lead trio, Rey, Finn, and Poe.
- io9 breaks the trailer down here.
- io9 also covers what’s being exhibited on the convention’s floor, which includes costumes and some more information about the film.
- The Empire might be the First Order now? I want to know more!
- Sonia Saraiya talks about the impact of the trailer (and, presumably, the film) recognizing Leia as a Jedi in her own right.
Jennifer Walters, Esq. is a tumblr devoted to recapping all of She-Hulk’s adventures. It’s just started out and I’m already all over it.
Jam of the week: David Hasselhoff’s song for the crowdfunded ‘80s action throwback movie Kung Fury, “True Survivor.” This is what the inside of my brain looks like (except that my brain is 100% ladies).
Added: The Gay Metropolis: The Landmark History of Gay Life in America by Charles Kaiser , Hellenism and Homosexuality in Victorian Oxford by Linda Dowling, Realism, Photography and Nineteenth-Century Fiction by Daniel A. Novak, The Politics and Poetics of Camp by Morris Meyer(via The Portrait of Dorian Gray: An Uncensored, Annotated Edition)
Added: Unfriended (via the Dissolve), Virtuosity (via the AV Club)