A new episode of the Tempest Challenge is live. Second ep wherein I turn over challenging duties to the friends I saw at WisCon.
This week’s books feature women in lead roles, queer characters, lushly drawn worlds, women of color wrestling with the future and the past, plus deep questions about the role of religion in human history.
Our guest challengers: Meghan McCarron and Chesya Burke
Between the two of them they recommended three standalone novels and two series. That officially brings the Tempest Challenge reading list up to 37!
If you missed any previous episodes, do not fear. There’s a playlist. Or, you can go through them on the new Tempest Challenge Tumblr.
I quite enjoy having special guests! I’m looking forward to this being a regular thing when I go to cons.
Episode 9 of the JEMcast is also live now. This week we discuss “The World Hunger Shindig,” one of my favorite episodes. Though I am somewhat irked at the white savior complex issues that pop up in the Holograms videos. The part where they ride off on a rainbow while shooting glittery, magical grain into African soil is a bit over the top.
Also, I continue to hate Rio.
- Latest io9 Newsstand is all about talking and listening to the dead.
- The #femmeSFF tag is rocking my world this weekend
- This list of 100 Great Science Fiction Stories by Women is pretty cool, too.
As always, please watch, listen, and share widely!