Of Interest (31 May, 2015)

I’ve been thinking of doing occasional links round-ups in the style of The New Inquiry’s Sunday Reading (here’s an edition from a few weeks ago that has a selection from me in it), probably once a week or ten days. Part signal-boost, part here’s-stuff-I’d-like-to-see-more-conversation-on/thought-was-interesting.

To start off, a few things from the last month or so. Some of it is SFF, some of it isn’t, some of it (horrors) might not even be literature-related.

 

Connie at Nerds of Colour on the physical markers/lack thereof of zombies of colour (via Samira Nadkarni).

Alex Rivera interviewed by Malcolm Harris, on drones, borders, labour (via Harris on twitter; this is great.).

China Mieville on utopia, hope and hopelessness (via Brendan Byrne)

Lisa Margonelli on the effects of filming Mad Max: Fury Road in Namibia (via Swati Mishra)

DW user Toft on bodies and prosthesis in Mad Max: Fury Road (also via Samira)

Muse India have an entire issue of Indian SF, fiction and nonfiction, but I particularly enjoyed C.S. Bhagya’s article on cyborg masculinity in Robot and Ra.One.

Another example of an entire publication that is of interest; Postmedieval looks great, and this first (I think?), themed issue on the post human is something I’m still working my way through, but what I’ve read has been really good.

 

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