- The Daily Scott Brown calls for some more realism in vampire fiction, particularly in relation to vampire strength.
- io9 digs through literature, movies, and television to see how science fiction imagines the future of the U.S. government. Some interesting selections here.
- Fandomania gives us ten fantasy summer reading recommendations. Some good books and some iffy ones, but a good list overall.
- The Dream Cafe wants suggestions for dark fantasy books. Head on over and leave a few comments!
- Andrew Wheeler tells us that science fiction does, in fact, involve characters, contrary to what some literary critics believe. Eat it.
- Alma Alexander talks about reviewing as a writer, and whether it's okay to do so. Yes, it is, just so my opinion gets out there.
- The Atlantic has one hell of an article on geo-engineering the Earth. Fascinating stuff.
- Here's a list of YA fantasy novels by people of color. A damn good list, and still growing, it seems. There's also an addendum to this list.
- Scott Edelman reminds us how to take criticism by telling us a very personal story.
- Scientists have apparently discovered that a single ant colony as colonized the world. It's wild and awesome!
- Here is a rather long-winded, multi-author discussion of whether to self publish or not. Interesting opinions there.
- Oh, and Gawker gives us the nitty gritty of that whole Alice Hoffman scandal. You know, the one where Hoffman got pissed at a critic, then provided her fans with the critic's phone number and email and told them to harass said critic? Yeah.
- Sheila Finch discusses fantastic voyages, in space and otherwise. Interesting stuff!
- The Mumpsimus talks about mimetic fiction and SF. Interesting post.
- B&N has an interesting article on the death of science fiction and its continued existence. Read it, because I can't break it into a single sentence without sounding confusing.
- How about some cross genre fiction? Here's a massive list of them!
- And, because I feel like being helpful, here's a page of medieval demographics made simple. Should be useful to you fantasy writers out there.
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Wednesday, July 08, 2009
No, there will not be any more clever rhymes, but there will be some good links. Special thanks goes to Charles Tan, Matt Staggs, and SF Signal for pointing me to a few of these. Here goes: