Monday All Over

Jun 06, 2016 08:03

Still not doing much besides working, but here's some things I liked recently:

* The Salt Roads by Nalo Hopkinson
This is an incredible book and it's available again in a variety of ebook formats.

* Young Justice: I hadn't seen this when it first came out, but seasons 1 and 2 are on Netflix now. It's an animated show about the younger DC characters forming their own team to support the Justice League. The writing, the characterization, the plot is all fabulous. It takes full advantage of the universe, and I can't believe how much story they pack into 22 minute episodes.

* The new Doctor Who comics by Titan. There are separate comics for Ten, Eleven, and Twelve, and they're all so good. It's everything I want from Doctor Who but with no budget restrictions. And I love the new companions. Ten's companion is Gabi Gonzalez from New York, a Mexican-American girl who wants to go to art school, and Eleven's is Alice Obiefune, a librarian from London.


Plus I'll be going to Comicpalooza in Houston, on June 17-19, which is one of my favorite new cons. It's a comiccon, with actors and media guests, and a huge dealer's room and artist's alley plus a small makerfaire, but it also has a full schedule of literary and writing panels (like 50 of them) and a large number of writer guests.

My panel schedule:

- Friday 11:30 to 12:30 Outlandish Others: How Genre Fiction Employs Androids, Elves, and other non-human Races
Carrie Patel, Tex Thompson, Donna Grant, Martha Wells

- Friday 2:30 to 3:30 Young Adult Fantasy
Joy Preble, J.L. Clark, Katherine Catmull, Angela Holder, Martha Wells

- Saturday 11:00 to 12:00 Plotting and Pacing a Short Story
Ken Liu, Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam, C. Stuart Hardwick, Martha Wells

conventions, comicpalooza, book rec

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