We’re super excited about the new Doctor Who. If you can envision a 900-year-old time lord with a soft spot for humans, but can’t picture them as a woman, GTFO. We also loved the A Wrinkle in Time trailer. Ava Duvernay and Storm Reid are two of our favorite creators! Then, we heard the D23 announcement about dedicated Star Wars and Marvel lands, plus the immersive Star Wars resort hotel. How will the muggles LARP?!
We loved Wendy Wagner’s reading and trivia game for An Oath of Dogs, but we didn’t love the movie Passengers. Spider-Man was earnest and too good for this world. Why on earth was an AI encouraging Peter Parker to kiss a girl during a dangerous moment?
We confess that we didn’t finish the entire Hugo voting packet, but we did come close, and we got our voting finished. We talk about China Mieville’s This Census-Taker, Kai Ashante Wilson’s A Taste of Honey and Lois McMaster Bujold’s Penric and the Shaman.
And finally, even though it’s not speculative, we love the Ear Hustle podcast; created by two inmates in San Quentin prison.
Next week, we’re talking about Wendy Wagner’s new book An Oath of Dogs and hopefully seeing at least one more summer release film. And if you’re in the Seattle area, don’t miss Daniel Jose Older (with guest DJ and Clarion West ’16 alum Gabriel Teodros) at the Seattle Public Library on Tuesday, July 18th.