The Refrigerator Monologues (Saga Press, 2017) by Catherynne Valente is a beautiful, but challenging, read. The difficulty is not in the writing, but rather in the content, as the narrative follows the women who have been part of a super hero’s life and died as a result of their romantic entanglements. While some of the individual stories are less brutal than others, the book as a whole is an excellent look of how women have been treated by comic book writers over the years.
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The 2017 World Fantasy Award Finalists were posted Wednesday 26 July.
The awards will be presented during the World Fantasy Convention, held November 2-5, 2017 at the Wyndham Riverwalk in San Antonio TX.
The World Fantasy Awards Finalists for novels are:
- Borderline, Mishell Baker (Saga)
- Roadsouls, Betsy James (Aqueduct)
- The Obelisk Gate, N.K. Jemisin (Orbit US; Orbit UK)
- The Sudden Appearance of Hope, Claire North (Redhook; Orbit UK)
- Lovecraft Country, Matt Ruff (Harper)
We here at Girl Cooties congratulate everyone but include a special shout-out to Betsy James who contributes here! Woohoo!