Idris Elba for Details, Septembar 2014 Issue by Mark Seliger
This ain’t one of my normal videos. Not about science fiction at all, this is a response to a video by Ron Lit about Pride and Prejudice. You probably need to have watched that one for many of my references to make sense. Ron’s video: http://ift.tt/1n0p3MN If you didn’t know I studied English Lit and History at undergrad so I have moments where I can’t resist dissecting classics. Where else to find me: Goodreads - http://ift.tt/18fIDPW Tumblr - http://ift.tt/10vbGr9 Twitter - http://ift.tt/18fIGeB Instagram - http://ift.tt/1hVFd6n New video up every Wednesday.
At this year’s Hugo Awards, author and blogger Kameron Hurley dominated the fandom categories. First she won Best Fan Writer, before going on to win Best Related Work for her brilliant and widely-shared blog post We Have Always Fought: Challenging the ‘Women, Cattle and Slaves’ Narrative.
Even in a normal year, this double win would be worth talking about. But this year’s Fan Writer shortlist was interesting in itself, showing a drastic change from the category’s five-decade love affair with a predominantly male demographic of fanzine writers.
One of the most surprising things I learned at WorldCon is that plenty of attendees are still resistant to the idea of Internet fandom. Many seemed borderline unaware of the vibrant community of fans making friends on Twitter all around them, and viewed blogging as a way to shout hopelessly into the void.
To the tens of thousands of Doctor Who and Star Trek fans who have been using the Internet for decades, or to the Millennials whose only fandom experience is online, this stolidly anti-Internet attitude comes across as downright surreal. This year’s Fan Writer shortlist was a welcome sign that at long last, the sci-fi establishment has been dragged into the present day.
Big ships turn slowly.
Younglings, internet denizens, and b/vloggers of SFF - assemble!
WorldCon was fantastic but we need to keep it that way and that means we all need to join in. So join us and make a noise. <3
Conversations on twitter led to this. It was a special time.
This is an important message on how privilege really works.
In which I predict the future and tell you about my favourite works from this year’s Hugo Award nominees for the Best Novel, Best Novella, Best Novelette and Best Short Story categories. Apologies for any mistakes in this one. I’m now at WorldCon helping to setup for the convention and finished editing this at midnight after a full day of move in! Books mentioned: Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie. The Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson. Six Gun Snow White by Catherine M. Valente. Wakulla Springs by Andy Duncan and Ellen Klages. Equoid by Charles Stross. The Waiting Stars by Aliette de Bodard. The Truth of Fact, The Truth of Feeling by Ted Chang. The Lady Astronaut of Mars by Mary Robinette Kowal. The Water That Falls of You From Nowhere by John Chu. If You Were A Dinosaur My Love by Rachel Swirsky. Where else to find me: Goodreads - http://ift.tt/18fIDPW Tumblr - http://ift.tt/10vbGr9 Twitter - http://ift.tt/18fIGeB Instagram - http://ift.tt/1hVFd6n New video up every Wednesday.