The Bronze Skies by Catherine Asaro My rating: 5 of 5 stars Read for the Women of Genre Fiction Reading Challenge, the Read the Sequel Challenge, and the Space Opera Challenge. I have a great story to tell about this book before I can offer the review. I was putting together a panel on Speculative […]
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By Beth McCabe Long before Hollywood started letting Charlize Theron, Zoe Saldana, Emily Blunt, Gal Gadot et. al. play kick-ass roles, little girls dreamed of power. When I was growing up, comic book heroes were male. Heck, everyone of consequence in our world was male. Publishers tried to get us to buy Supergirl and Batgirl, but we weren’t […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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