Sault's new album dropped at midnight and I stayed up past bedtime to listen and it was worth it: https://saultglobal.bandcamp.com
Which behavior do you like best when displaying details and various reviews and statuses for a book after clicking "More Details" in the search results?
Also, how might screen readers handle each?
I'm aiming for a good solution between #accessibility and usability.
This behavior will likely be used on both search results and items on shelves.
SFFBookClub October: The Dispossessed by Ursula Le Guin
tor.com publishing is celebrating its 5th birthday by offering free downloads of Hugo nominee The Sorcerer of the Wildeeps, by Kai Ashante Wilson, the first book they ever published.
It's never been easier to check out some top-quality queer black fantasy fiction.
SFFBookClub October Suggestions
hey, y'all! if you have suggestions for next month's read, drop 'em here! i'll also include books from last month that had high interest.
as a reminder, for september we're reading "the prey of gods" by nicky drayden, which i just got my hands on and am stoked for.
Introducing #Botober, a set of AI-generated drawing prompts for each day in October!
I generated these using GPT-3, a neural net trained on a huge amount of internet text, but not on drawing prompts specifically. (This explains a lot)
I'm hand-curating the GPT-3 generated #Botober prompts because many of the neural net's drawing prompts are terrible for one reason or another.
Here are some of the prompts that were unfairly difficult.
Whoa! Netflix is developing an adaptation of the Three-Body Problem trilogy.
I'm not sure about Benioff and Weiss, but Rian Johnson is involved, and most importantly, both the original author Liu Cixin and translator Ken Liu are involved.
Ged is brown, and a big part of the reason Le Guin hated the Earthsea miniseries (which she had very little creative involvement in) was the whitewashing of him and Earthsea in general. https://slate.com/culture/2004/12/ursula-k-le-guin-on-the-tv-earthsea.html Tenar and her people are white, but they also have murderous religious practices that she leaves behind after she meets and learns from Ged.
Have read Harrow the Ninth and it’s SO very different than Gideon the Ninth, but I still enjoyed it, and am now listening to Gideon as an audiobook and it’s interesting picking up on details that now make sense in context. (Also, these names sound better than they did in my head.) #SFFBookClub #Books
SFFBookClub September: The Prey of Gods
Bandcamp is waiving its revenue share again this Friday, so artists will get their normal cut of any sales (music and merch) plus the fee that usually goes to Bandcamp. This is a good way to help your favorite musicians survive the pandemic - especially musicians of color, LGBTQ+ musicians, and disabled musicians!
Here are all the dates Bandcamp plans to do this in 2020:
August 7, 2020
September 4, 2020
October 2, 2020
November 6, 2020
December 4, 2020
The Wandering Shop is a Mastodon instance initially geared for the science fiction and fantasy community but open to anyone. We want our 'local' timeline to have the feel of a coffee shop at a good convention: tables full of friendly conversation on a wide variety of topics. We welcome everyone who wants to participate, so long as you're willing to abide by our code of conduct.