Just for a change, here are a few interesting pieces I’ve spotted elsewhere on the internet over the last week.
To start with, one of the sanest pieces I’ve so far come across on the whole Puppygate saga. It’s by Eric Flint, a left-wing writer published by Baen, and it makes a nonsense of much of the Sad Puppy rhetoric while making sense of why they might feel that way. You’ll find it here,
Tom Hunter, Director of the Arthur C. Clarke Award, asks: “Do genre awards really sell books?”
Gollancz have announced a deal to republish some really great books by Ursula K. Le Guin.
Walidah Imarisha writes about using science fiction to re-envision justice.
Spain has held the world’s first hologram protest.
And, just for writers, an editor at Abaddon Books talks about some pet peeves.
From Nebula and Hugo Award–nominated Carolyn Ives Gilman comes Dark Orbit, a compelling novel featuring alien contact, mystery, and murder.
Reports of a strange, new habitable planet have reached the Twenty Planets of human civilization. When a team of scientists is assembled to investigate this world, exoethnologist Sara Callicot is recruited to keep an eye on an unstable crewmate.