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There have been moremoremore awesome posts about awesome ladies in fiction and the over- and misuse of the term Mary Sue following off
Zoë Marriott's. Two in particular you don't want to miss (from two indisputably awesome ladies and writers), both of whom I agree with WHOLEHEARTEDLY: Sarah Rees Brennan's "Ladies, Don't Let Anyone Tell You You're Not Awesome" and Holly Black's "Ladies Ladies Ladies." (Not really related: I want a Girl Writer chair!)
Sara Ryan says something important: "I think often, when we try to assess our own progress — whether it’s on working out, writing, or anything else in our lives — we forget to include the weight of the bar, the bar being defined as everything else that affects our capacity to accomplish our goals."
The Atlantic on the science of Planet of the Apes–could James Franco provoke our simian cousins so much they rise? Well, or actually not that at all, but an interesting discussion of research and genetics and ethics. Is
the universe just a giant hologram? There are more Stella Gibbons novels?
And they're coming back into print? Yes, please. (Heads up, American publishers.) Genevieve has an article about Alexander McQueen's designs in the new Weird Tales
and posts about the just-closed show at the Metropolitan Museum's Costume Institute.
Typewriter art by Keira Rathbone = gorgeous. (First spotted somewhere on twitter, but I can't remember from who.) Some good news:
The latest BookStats survey shows more books being sold and more revenue across all major market categories from 2008 to 2010.