Weekend Reading List: Bond girls, fan girls, magical girls
Tagged Autostraddle, Fledgling, Gwendoline Christie, James Bond, Jezebel, Joanna Russ, Motherboard, Neko Atsuma, NPR, NPR Books, Octavia Butler, Philip Pullman, Polygon, Quirk Books, Salon, Slate, Star Trek, Star Wars, The Female Man, The Golden Compass, The Mary Sue, Vice, Zodiac Starforce
- Dealing with a pesky vampire infestation? Quirk has a handy chart of the different creatures of the night, and how to defeat them.
- “I wanted to go as Daenerys or the Bride—but, apparently, badass costumes are not for fat girls.” [Salon]
- So there’s going to be another Star Trek show, and the Mary Sue has a list of demands for the series that I heartily cosign.
- On Zodiac Starforce, magical girls, and queerness. [The Mary Sue]
- Jezebel has a very intriguing list of horror movie recommendations for all moods.
- “Why are old women often the face of evil in fairytales and folklore?” [NPR Books]
- I am dying over Gwendoline Christie as a Star Wars villain, and she is apparently also very excited about it. [Polygon]
- Also from Polygon, there’s a mobile game in which you collect cats.
- Autostraddle’s Hidden Gems of Queer Lit series just reviewed Octavia Butler’s Fledgling, and you should know more about that.
- Philip Pullman’s The Golden Compass is 20 years old this year, and Slate had a wonderful conversation with the author all about loneliness, myth, YA literature, and daemons.
- Vice’s Motherboard has a feminist science fiction reading list for you, and it’s a pretty good starting off point that begins with The Female Man and dives off into a rich and fascinating world.
- To cap things off, this video proves that a feminist Bond girl is something we could all use.