By Kate Elliot The cold equations of “realism,” some claim, suggest there is little scope for women taking an active and interesting role in epic stories set in fantasy worlds based in a pre-modern era. Women’s lives in the past were limited, constrained, and passive, they say. To include multiple female characters in dynamic roles […]
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Pavane by Keith Roberts My rating: 5 of 5 stars Read for the Science Fiction Masterworks Book Club. Who’s this Keith Roberts guy? I wondered. I had never heard of him. But lots of people I had heard of had, because they all did blurbs for this edition of this book: Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett, […]
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By Eric Klein Today we have a special treat, a holiday weekend extra interview with Diane Morrison here to tell us about her novel Once Upon a Time in the Wyrd West (part of the Wyrd West Chronicles). Can you describe your world or setting? The Wyrd West is a post-apocalyptic setting in which technology has become unreliable […]
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Once Upon a Time in the Wyrd West by Diane Morrison My rating: 5 of 5 stars This is the long-promised print collection of the first six of the Wyrd West Chronicles, originally written as an ebook serial. Some minor changes to the text have been made in order to facilitate the flow of a […]
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Cat Rambo, in addition to having the coolest name ever, has been an active part of SF/F for about as long as I can remember. She’s served in SFWA, and is currently running for president of the organization. She edited Fantasy Magazine. She’s a prolific author. And she has the best hair! I’m happy to welcome her to […]
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