Are We Ready for War in Space?

When you hear the phrase “space war”, it is easy to conjure images that could have come from a Star Wars movie: dogfights in space, motherships blasting into warp speed, planet-killing lasers and astronauts with ray guns. And just as easy to then dismiss the whole thing as nonsense. It’s why last month’s call by President Trump […]

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Farewell, Ursula K. Le Guin

One of my favourite authors, and personal heroines, died on Monday. I am grieving, as I’m sure many of her fans are, and I’d like to send out my deepest condolences to her friends and family.  The world has lost a great light.  But what is remembered, lives, so here’s a tribute I put together […]

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Book Review: Shift by Hugh Howey

Shift by Hugh Howey My rating: 4 of 5 stars Read for the Apocalypse Now! Reading Challenge. Method of the world’s destruction: Nanobot plagues and nuclear weapons. I really loved the first book in the series, Wool Omnibus, more so because this was an indie writer who’s become mainstream. So when I discovered there were […]

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5 Facts About the American Old West

This article is part of the Science in Sci-fi, Fact in Fantasy blog series. Each week, we tackle one of the scientific or technological concepts pervasive in sci-fi (space travel, genetic engineering, artificial intelligence, etc.) with input from an expert. Please join the mailing list to be notified every time new content is posted. About the Expert Hayley Stone received a Bachelor’s degree in […]

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#specwomenchat I’ll be posting some of my favourite quotes from great writers of #SFF from time to time on my blog.

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