News & Notes – Pi Day 3.1415…

March 14, 2015 News & Notes 6

News & Notes

News & Notes is a weekly Saturday post featuring book- and publishing-related news, links to interesting articles and opinion pieces, and other cool stuff

Book News


Literary Losses

Terry Pratchett, beloved author of 70-some novels including the 40 Discworld books, died Thursday, 3/12/15, of complications of Alzheimers. Although not unexpected, his death prompted an outpouring of grief on social media. You can see my tribute post here, and read obituaries from the BBC, The Guardian (news report); The Guardian (obit.), and i09.


Worth Reading


Great Blog Posts


Book & Movie Announcements


Awesome Lists


Happy Pi Day!


Bookish Pi Day Meme


That’s it for this week!


6 Responses to “News & Notes – Pi Day 3.1415…”

  1. R_Hunt @ View From My Home

    With your post today you have outdone yourself, Lark! Sooo many links I want to check out. I’m grabbing an iced coffee and settling down on the couch this late afternoon to read each and every link. Only a few that I’ve already seen.

    I agree, where *are* the older women in fiction? I read Brigid Masterman’s Rage Against the Dying (mystery) and she was in her late 50s or 60s, I believe. I love to read escape fiction and that can mean reading about any age or gender, but it certainly is nice to have a female protagonist of a certain age whom I can relate to!
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      Thank you, Rita! I agree re older women protagonists. There are more older women protagonists in mystery than in some other genres. They are few and far between in SF/F and apparently nonexistent in romance. (Kudos to Robyn Carr, though, who included not one but two believable and charming older-couple romances as a secondary plot lines in a number of her Virgin River books.)

  2. Heather

    That is a great list of links about older women in SF/Fantasy. I’m in that demographic myself and would much more interested in reading their stories than in reading another teen heroine.
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