By Adrienne LaFrance “My prettiest contribution to my culture,” the writer Kurt Vonnegut mused in his 1981 autobiography Palm Sunday, “was a master’s thesis in anthropology which was rejected by the University of Chicago a long time ago.” By then, he said, the thesis had long since vanished. (“It was rejected because it was so simple […]Read more "The Six Main Arcs in Storytelling, as Identified by an A.I."
From Cat Rambo’s blog: As someone who works deeply in the zoo/conservation industries and spends a lot of time pretending to be a tiger at conventions around the country, you might say I’m enthusiastic about animals. You’d be wrong, of course. I’m zealous in my love for them. If I could be a little shield-carrying furry paladin, […]Read more "Chelsea Eckert on On Writing Anthropomorphic Animal Characters (For Adults)"
Originally posted on POCGamer:
Magic. It’s a core component of fantasy, but is often unevenly distributed and developed. On the outset, this seems sensical, until you dig into it a bit. At that point, other disparities and issues come into sharp relief. So this is a short post on decolonizing magic. “Decolonizing? How can magic…
The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells My rating: 5 of 5 stars Read for the Science Fiction Masterworks Book Club. You really can’t go wrong with H.G. Wells, can you? Even if you know the story. Even if you’ve read it before. Granted, it’s been many years since I read it last. I was still […]Read more "Book Review: The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells"
Royal Destiny by Morgan Howell My rating: 3 of 5 stars In general, I really enjoyed this series. But this book was definitely the weakest of the three, which is a shame, because it was the end. I have come to be extremely emotionally invested in Dar and in Kovoh-mah, her orc companion. I wanted […]Read more "Book Review: Royal Destiny by Morgan Howell (Queen of the Orcs III)"
Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said by Philip K. Dick My rating: 3 of 5 stars Read for the Science Fiction Masterworks Book Club. In reading the SF Masterworks list, I have been exposed to a variety of amazing science fiction classics that I might not otherwise have read. But I’ve also read some stuff […]Read more "Book Review: Flow My Tears the Policeman Said by Philip K. Dick"