Blog Round Up

Wole Talabi on his favorite African short science fiction of 2015
https://wtalabi.wordpress.com/2015/11/28/my-favorite-african-science-fiction-and-fantasy-sff-short-fiction-of-2015/

I liked this essay by Sarah Hoyt about how civilisation may (or may not) ‘collapse’
The Myths of Collapse

An extended comparison of the 2014 and 2015 Novelettes comparing the Puppy and non-Puppy nominees. Interesting and part of a series.
http://womenwriteaboutcomics.com/2016/01/05/2014-hugos-versus-2015-sad-puppies-novelettes/

Doctor Science discusses how special effects end up eating characterization (short version: they’ve already paid the actors to film more stuff than they can include anyway and so it is easier to cur actor’s non-FX scenes than FX scenes)
http://obsidianwings.blogs.com/obsidian_wings/2016/01/how-special-effects-eat-characterization.html

 

 

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