The Cybils winners were announced, including one that I nominated! (Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson, which is amazing.)
The Geek’s Guide to Disability (The Bias blog):
…as tempting as it is to treat her as an outlier, her misconceptions about disability and disabled people are still widespread–and the Science Fiction community is no exception. Science fiction and fantasy fans consume a steady diet of fiction that erases, marginalizes, and misrepresents disabled people and our experience.
The Modern Solo Adventures has to be one of my favorite Star Wars fan things.
No, actually–it’s this fanart of Finn & Poe as Napoleonic era sailors. Master & Commander remake, now please.
Okay, no, but this valentine for Kylo Ren is also pretty great.
Liz Bourke takes a thoughtful look at The Politics of Justice: Identity and Empire in Ann Leckie’s Ancillary Trilogy:
Breq’s arc through the trilogy involves negotiating with power from the perspective of someone who understands what it is to be utterly subject to another’s will, and who is then given the power to subject others to their own will—and who acknowledges the difficulties, the moral greyness, inherent in the responsible use of power. Breq never tries to excuse her own participation in and complicity with imperial violence, past or present. She doesn’t justify it, though she is able to see and articulate how other people justify it
This piece of art is so lovely–one of my favorite recent Tumblr finds.
The Nebula and Norton shortlists are out and they are amazing. The Norton in particular–so many favorite books! Ahhh!!!
Jacqueline Woodson is giving this year’s McFadden Lecture! I’m definitely planning to go because Jacqueline Woodson!
I got a new (to me) bookshelf!
This post about the way we pit women against each other in historical fiction was great.