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Tea Time Links #7

My next interview for the blog, with Rati Mehrotra, should be up in the next week or so. In the meantime, read some interesting news and have some fun with this set of links.

Book Links

SF/F legend Ursula K. Leguin died earlier this week. I don’t have a lot to say about this since so many others with greater knowledge of her work have already done it better. But she was a sharp, clear thinker, and her voice will be missed.

Lightspeed Magazine is open to submissions in February. Send your original SF and fantasy stories between February 5th and 19th! (Disclosure: I have been a slush reader of theirs for 4 years.)

Tea Links

The 6th annual Toronto Tea Festival is around the corner. I’m going, but I don’t know how much I’ll buy because I have so damn much already, and also because of digestive issues. I’ll probably stick with greens this year.

KittyLovesTea just posted a delightful review of a fukubukuro bag from Yunomi, a Japanese vendor. I’ve never heard of fukubukuro bags before this, but it sure sounds fun.

Life, the Universe, and Everything Links

I love Foz Meadows’ blog, and this deconstruction of The Last Jedi is another reason why. Its dissection of why the Canto Bight subplot doesn’t work (because apparently we can’t have Gay Space People) is especially trenchant.

Every so often, io9 shares interesting short films. The Defector is a particularly good example, putting an SF-nal spin on the death/disappearance of Australian PM Harold Holt in 1967. It’s got great dialogue, staging, and production values for something so short.

Tea Time Links #4

I’ve let Stardew Valley swallow my free time for the past month or so. (Play it! It’s great, but addictive.) So no new tea or book reviews for you, folks.

In the meantime, these posts are pretty interesting. Grab a mug, steep some tea, and read up.

Book Links

Tea Links

Life, the Universe, and Everything Links

  • I really want to take this course on identifying bullshit and developing critical thinking. It sounds fun and very relevant to today.
  • Raya and I went to university together, and her life and studies are so interesting. Now she’s extending her academic study of astrolabes into making an astrolabe herself. Beautiful.

Tea Time Links #3

As I write this (about a week and a half before this goes live, because I’m an eager little beaver like that), I’m in a big fluffy robe, making oatmeal for the upcoming week. Things are comfortable. I’m a little bit tired, and will probably brew a cup of tea soon. That means it’s the perfect frame of mind for finding new and interesting articles to share.

Book Links

Tea Links

Life, the Universe and Everything Links

Are there any interesting articles you want me to share in a future Tea Time Links post? Tell me about them in the comments!

Tea Time Links #2

Life proceeds apace here at Books & Tea. I’m posting this because at this point, I’m still in the middle of a book and have nothing ready to review. Grab a cup of tea and read these articles instead.

Book Links

  • Lara Elena Donnelly’s debut novel Amberlough comes out soon, and its book trailer is SMOKIN’. Oh god, this looks awesome.
  • Looking for spec-fic books that feature asexual or aromantic characters? Claudie Arsenault has got you covered with an entire database of aromantic and asexual speculative fiction.
  • This Strange Horizons panel discussion about what spec-fic’s focus on political systems and resistance can teach us as we head into an atmosphere of political instability is worth your time.
  • Rebecca Ruth Seidel’s guest post on The Bias examines the ways in which the “Farm Boy” trope intersects with, and contradicts, her own experience as a farmer and a woman who enjoys geek culture.

Tea Links

Life, the Universe and Everything Links

Have you found anything interesting you want me to share? Include a link in the comments!

Tea Time Links #1

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I’m trying something new today. Whether you come here for book reviews, tea reviews, or my own rambling thoughts, you’re probably curious about what I pay attention to outside of those three spheres. So here’s the first in what will hopefully become a series: a post with links to interesting articles I’ve read recently.

These are articles I’ve seen on social media or saved on Pocket. Some of the links below are new, some are old, but hopefully, at least one of them will catch your interest.

Book Links

Tea Links

Life, the Universe and Everything Links

I may tinker with this format in the future as I figure out how many links to post at once. In the meantime, do you have any suggestions for other articles I should read? Share them in the comments!

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