Friday, May 20, 2011

Link Love

Are people reading less science fiction?  I don't really know, although I do know a lot of people who read science fiction almost exclusively.  But that may just be specific to my small sphere.  Sherwood Smith has a different experience.  Check out Science Fiction and Space Opera.

I have nothing against film adaptations.  Yes, the book is usually better but not always.  I think Children of Men was a much better movie and I know it's heresy, but I actually preferred The Lord of the Rings movies to the books.  Kate Griffin has a post up at the Orbit Website on Fiction to Film.  

Alyssa Rosenburg examines Why Women Love Fantasy Literature

Against Stories from Nick Mamatas. 

If you feel like getting your feminist geek on, Border House has an interesting article on the patriarchy in gaming/science fiction at The Twenty Millennia Decade: Military Women in a Galaxy Far Far Away.

Drawing Inspiration from further afield: fantasy set in non-Western cultures.  A really interesting essay from Aliette de Bodard, guest posting over at A Dribble of Ink.

The Fandom Menace - On the sometimes contentious relationship between creators and fans.

10 Simple Ways to Support Authors You Love.  I've done most of these for my fav authors.

BEA Links of Interest:

For fun:
If Classic Fables Actually Told the Truth over at Cracked.  The Ant and the Grasshopper was my favorite.


  1. While I don't think the Lord of the Rings movies are better than the books, I think they are just as good. I agree with you on Children of Men, amazing movie, so so book.

    -Kate the Book Buff
    The Book Buff: Book Reviews for Regular People

  2. I could never get into the LOTR trilogy. Read it twice, once as a teenager and then again as an adult. I didn't hate it, it just didn't do it for me for whatever reason. I appreciate Tolkien for his impact on the genre but I'm not interested in reading his books. I'm not a big fan of epic fantasy which has a lot to do with it. I prefer urban, steampunk, and dark fantasy.