The SFF Week in Links 2/8/20: Birds of Prey, Locke & Key, Barnes and Noble

Welcome to the Week in Links, a roundup of the latest articles for fantasy, sci-fi and horror readers and writers.

It looks like people enjoy Birds of Prey. I haven’t seen any articles about major box office numbers but so far, the reviews have all be positive. Maybe we’ll get more female-led movies. Where the female isn’t oversexualized. I had planned on seeing it away but now, I really want to see it.
Joe Hill’s Locke and Key finally dropped on Netflix. That also seems to be getting some good reviews. I read Vol. 1. Started Vol. 2 but haven’t finished it. The artwork throws me off a bit. The story is interesting enough so I plan to pick up volume 2 again and check it out on Netflix.
You may have heard about the Barnes and Noble nonsense. They released classic books with POC on the cover in celebration of Black History Month instead of, you know, promoting actual black authors. Some of those books had some pretty racist scenes in them too. The internet lost their minds and Barnes and Noble canceled it. The power of social media. But this just goes to show you we still have a long way to go.

Apparently, Chris Rock is doing a Saw movie, which seems to be a spin-off. Do we really need another Saw movie? I fell off after 4 when they threw out the story for maximum gore.


Audiobook Review: Burn the Dark by S.A. Hunt
6 SFF Books Featuring Women on the High Seas 
V.E. Schwab’s Next Novel–The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue–Arrives on October 6, 2020
Netflix’s Castlevania Season 3 Gets Release Date And New Poster
Chris Rock’s SAW Reboot SPIRAL Drops First Trailer
Locke & Key Comics Creator Joe Hill Announces A New One-Shot Issue
Locke & Key has faced a long uphill battle to the screen
Netflix’s Locke And Key: 31 Comics And Horror Easter Eggs In Episode 1
Netflix’s Locke and Key mashes up Riverdale and The Haunting of Hill House
How LOCKE & KEY Fixes One of the Book’s Biggest Mistakes
Netflix’s Locke And Key: 19 Biggest Changes From The Comics
The Complete American Horror Story Timeline | Season 1 to Season 9 (All Seasons)


Barnes & Noble used A.I. to make classic books more diverse. It didn’t go well
Barnes & Noble tries to be woke but gets accused of literary blackface 
Barnes & Noble criticized for ‘literary blackface’ covers: What Roxane Gay and others are saying
Apex Legends season 4 brings massive changes to the map and a new weapon
Disney Plus Has Seven Marvel Series In Development 
Loki Is in Trouble With the Time Police on Marvel’s Loki TV Show
THE MANDALORIAN Season 2 Arrives in October, Spin-offs Possible
This is the Way: Mandalorian Season #2 Gets an Awesome Concept Trailer [Video]Pokemon Sword & Shield Adding Gigantamax Toxtricity This Week
Birds of Prey Is a Colorful, Explosive Comic Book Extravaganza
Birds Of Prey Reviews Roundup: What Do Critics Think Of The Harley Quinn Movie?
Birds of Prey is DC’s first good action movie
Harley Quinn is officially coming to Fortnite
The Matrix 4: New Set Video Shows Keanu Reeves Filming A Scene
Sam Raimi in Talks to Direct DOCTOR STRANGE 2

Writing and Book Marketing

8 Social Media Scheduling Apps for Writers
Writing a Novel When You’re Too Busy to Write a Novel (Video) 
Horror Writer Stephen King Has Quit Facebook
5 Types of Case and Punctuation Problems with Quotations
When Revising Your Novel, Look for These 4 Problem Areas
Developing Loyal Fans: The Future of Marketing
Instagram’s New Following Categories Feature Shows You Who to Unfollow

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