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PODCAST – Episode 132 – Summer Book Preview and NK Jemisin’s The City We Became

Whew, it is really summer, isn’t it? And I’m welcoming guest second chair Claire Rousseau to share our Summer 2020 book previews, natter on about our quarantine media, and review NK Jemisin’s latest novel The City We Became. (Spoilers, I loved it, with one reservation that was emotionally big but tiny in the scope of the book.) Claire is a longtime friend, a recent Hugo finalist, and enthusiastic reader of SF, so I feel very...

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Not Being a Dick: A links round-up

Since the theme of today is Not Being a Dick, this is your annual reminder that there are very few April Fool’s Day jokes that are actually funny (though Social Sister is in the midst of perpetrating one now), so you should probably just not do them at all. How to not be a dick to women who write comics criticism. (Good news: It ain’t even that hard.) Yes, Lovecraft was a product of his times. That doesn’t mean we have to be okay...