Hot Links: A Weekly Round-Up of SFF Articles and Fiction

I ain’t talking about sausages. It’s been a long, hot month, with more life-sapping heat to come. Today, think about staying inside and reading the SFF articles and fiction that caught my eye this week. There’s not much fiction in the bunch because I’m playing catch-up, but Sofia Samatar does have a piece, titled “Tender“,…

#RacialRPG

Earlier this year, John Scalzi wrote a blog post titled Straight White Male: The Lowest Difficulty Setting There Is, which served as an interesting take on explaning the realities of privilege to folks who don’t always seem to comprehend how that whole privilege thing goes down in everyday life. From the post: I’ve been thinking…

Nerd Alert!

Hey guys, Quick rundown of exciting things popping off in the next few months. All fantasy related, mind you. 1. THOR As of yesterday, an official(ly awesome) trailer for the May 2011 THOR movie dropped. Yes, it looks awesome. Yes, I think it’s dope that Idris Elba is Heimdall, even though there’s no biological evidence…