Monday, June 14, 2010

This Week In Linkage 14/06/2010

  • The PodCastle Flash Competition is in it's final round. Readers/Listeners can read and vote on the final 9 entries. To do so you must be a member of the Escape Artists forum. Voting closes Friday June 18.
  • Alisa Krasnostein over at Hoyden About Town wrote about "The Invisibility of Women in Science Fiction". In it she references the recent discussion surrounding the male-weighted anthology "Before They Were Giants" which I linked to a couple of weeks ago. Also, check out the awesome Periodic Table of "75 years of Fabulous Writers", all women, that she links too.
  • Redstone Science Fiction are running a short story contest called "Towards an Accessible Future". "What does a world, or space station, or whatever look like when it has been designed to be accessible to everyone and how would people live together there?" Word limit is 5000 words, and you can win $300 and publication.
  • Don't be lazy and use stereotypical short hand; make your protags more interesting. Madeleine E. Robins over at Book View Cafe talks about "Privileging The Pretty". (via SFSignal)
  • Knitting Clio "Sexism in Science, or Why There was no Alberta Einstein". (via Shakesville)
  • In "Hardcore Maleness" at The Escapist, Rowan Kaiser examines the sexist connotations of the language behind hardcore vs casual gamers ie: hardcore=male whereas casual=female. Don't read the comment section unless you want your brain to explode. (via @Brinstar)

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