I have been very remiss in doing one of these. A mix of links and places and things I’ve read. Some are old because I forgot to do one of these posts:
Steve J Wright has a review of Ninefox Gambit https://stevejwright.wordpress.com/2016/09/06/novel-ninefox-gambit/
I usually end up linking to Cora Buhlert’s Hugo related posts – which is a disservice in so far as she writes about lots of other things. In this case, an announcement of a new series with some unconventionally star-crossed lovers: http://corabuhlert.com/2016/09/05/a-new-release-and-a-new-series-dreaming-of-the-stars/
Aaron Pound has some coverage of the Retro Hugo’s http://dreamingaboutotherworlds.blogspot.com.au/2016/09/1941-retro-hugo-award-longlist-awarded.html
S.Schwatrz has thoughts on message fiction https://myoutermarat.wordpress.com/2016/08/30/message-fic-and-the-irregular-conjugation-of-the-adjective/ and also some ruminations on poking badgers with spoons https://myoutermarat.wordpress.com/2016/08/28/on-poking-badgers-kratman-wright-et-al
A different perspective on the 2016 Hugos from Sami Sundell http://sundell.me/articles/2016/08/hugo-winners-nominees-and-next-year/
Chris Gerrib has a rumination on rules and when to break them http://chris-gerrib.livejournal.com/637093.html it’s a neat example but it illustrates a deeper point. Most rules, procedures, even guiding principles have some sort of purpose (and Aristotelean final cause if you like). Understanding the ‘why’ of them matters.
I know everybody has read, applauded and linked to Ursula Vernon’s ‘This Vote is Legally Binding’ but here it is again http://ursulav.livejournal.com/1680540.html because it is worth reading again!
Nicholas Whyte on Watership Down http://nwhyte.livejournal.com/2721814.html
Natalie Luhrs has a long piece on the issues with the World Fantasy Convention https://thebias.com/2016/09/06/three-easy-steps-to-fix-the-world-fantasy-convention/
Abby Howards JSPH is back in action after a hiatus https://www.jspowerhour.com/comics/210
Plus lots of things I read but can’t find a link too – you know that thing, it was great, you should read it…