Blood Red Road by Moira Young My rating: 3 of 5 stars Read for the Women of Genre Fiction Challenge and the Apocalypse Now! Challenge. Method of the world’s destruction: ??? (not a clue) I ended up with this book because I bought it (and its two sequels) for my stepdaughter, who gave it back […]Read more "Book Review: Blood Red Road by Moira Young"
By Shaun David Hutchinson I tell stories because the real world sucked for me when I was a teen. No. Sucked doesn’t even begin to cover it. The real world nearly killed me. The real world told me that I was going to hell because I was gay. It told me I would die of […]Read more "Representation Matters"
Barrayar by Lois McMaster Bujold My rating: 5 of 5 stars Read for the 12 in 12 Challenge, the Military Spec-Fic Challenge, the Women of Genre Fiction Challenge, the Read the Sequel Challenge, and the Space Opera Challenge. This book won the 1992 Hugo and Locus Awards. This is not the first time, nor even […]Read more "Book Review: Barrayar by Lois McMaster Bujold"
By David Barnett Two centuries. Two hundred years. That’s how long we’ve had science fiction. From the birth of Frankenstein, to the death of Ursula K Le Guin. Two hundred years. This was originally meant to be just the story of Frankenstein, written by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley and published on 1 January 1818. But this week, with […]Read more "If Mary Shelley Invented SF, Why Are So Few Female SF Writers Known?"
By James Davis Nicoll Once more into the past, this time armed with a more comprehensive list of women who debuted in the 1970s¹. In fact, my list has become long enough that I am going have to tackle the authors letter by letter, moving forward. In this case, I am looking at women authors […]Read more "Fighting Erasure: Women SF Writers of the 1970s, Part II"
It was 1984 when I received my first Dungeons & Dragons boxed set for my birthday. Veteran gamers will remember this red-book set with its dice that had to be coloured in with a crayon to see the numbers. I was so excited! I had heard about this game and as a fantasy/sci-fi reader, there […]Read more "D&D is for Boys: Or, Why I’m Always the DM"