G. Willow Wilson has a “long comic book” rant that makes some points about Ms. Marvel’s success, “diversity,” the rise of comics directed at young adults, and the direct market in comics in response to Marvel vice president of sales David Gabriel’s recent comments about diversity and Marvel’s […]
At Strange Horizons, author Eleanor Arnason writes about women authors and science fiction publishing. “I’m not an expert on the current state of SF publishing. Twenty-plus years ago, a distinguished New York editor told me, “Given the current state for publishing, Eleanor, your career as a novelist is […]
Fox Spirit Books’ publisher Adele Wearing speaks frankly about the realities of running a small press: “If you want to help, if you want to keep your favourite presses open, if you want those unusual little projects to be published… the simple truth is they need more sales. […]
SF Gate has a little about the history of the art on firecrackers and a whole lot of pictures of vintage firecracker labels. Click through to see them! (Thanks, Stephanie!)
The Vulture has a profile of and interview with comics creator Louise Simonson. Though Comics Beat notes that Simonson’s name was not included in the credits for X-Men: Apocalypse as creator of the film’s villain, Apocalypse.
At The Establishment, Katherine Cross writes about robots, gender and Tay the chatbot. “We are being primed by many tech giants to see AI not as a future lifeform, but as an endlessly compliant and pliable, often female, form of free labor, available for sex and for guilt-free […]