I don’t generally do many link round-ups, but I have so many interesting links open in my browser right now, and they deserve to be shared. So if you were feeling short of reading material this week, mourn no longer.
This is such an important essay that it probably deserves an entire dedicated post by me, but I’m sharing it now in case I don’t get around to it.
The alpha-beta system of wolf behavior is actually incorrect. And yet we still use this system, one that often encourages misogynist behavior, in werewolf-based urban fantasy. Why?
While I’m sharing Foz Meadows, I’ll also point you to her response to the post on how there isn’t actually much sexism in literature, during a theme month of focusing on Women in SF&F. Gah.
Funny and sad.
Hopefully you’ve all seen this one by now. Maureen Johnson, a successful YA writer, talks about how book covers are gendered. It’s really worthwhile to take a look at the covers of popular books with the gender of the author changed.
I like the analogy the author uses to make her point.
I find this Tumblr so valuable (and sometimes hilarious), I’ve added it to my reader.
Do yourself a favor and don’t read the comments.
For writers: Brandon Sanderson’s creative writing class is coming online this summer, and it’s FREE. Check out the details here.
Loneliness affects physical health. No big surprise there, but an interesting read.
Yay for science!