Today is my birthday. I’ll probably post some photos later tonight, but first here is a linkdump with some more on gender and Game of Thrones, some writing advice, heroes and villains, super and otherwise and finally a signal boost.
So much for women not liking fantasy or never voluntarily subjecting themselves to A Game of Thrones. Here is a thread from the All About Romance forum, where several female posters discuss how much they enjoyed Game of Thrones. They’re not all fantasy readers, either.
Lilith Saintcrow has a great post about how to deal with the fear that occasionally troubles writers and everybody else, too.
Also at the Book View Café, there’s this interesting post by Steven Harper Piziks on superhero power creep, i.e. the ever escalating power level of superheroes.