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The Third Annual Serene Wombles

Sorry this is so late. I had, like, three significant life crises happen all at once, and I only had this half finished by 3rd October, which was my blog’s birthday. I really wanted to get this out on the … Continue reading

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Serene Slumber Party 2: I, Haunted, by N K Kingston

My second guest to the slumber party is my good friend Nat. Nat writes horror, fantasy, and science fiction as N K Kingston, and romance, erotica, and erotic horror as Mina Kelly. She has published stories in several anthologies, as … Continue reading

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On Subjectivity: Wild Swans, Escher Girls, and Mansplaining

I heard something on Radio 4 this morning that set a fire in my brain. It connected with all kinds of things that have been bubbling beneath the surface for the last few weeks – a bunch of ideas and … Continue reading

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Review: City of the Dead Week 1, by Karl Kessel, Ron Randall, Jeremy Colwell, and Grace Allison

Just a little drop in the Halloween ocean: the most awesome Benjamin Dewey of the wonderfully poignant Tragedy Series Tumblr today linked to City of the Dead Week 1 as a Halloween treat. I’m glad he did. City of the … Continue reading

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Gender Stats in Reviews 2

Some of you may remember that earlier this year I was inspired by Warpcore SF to track statistics on the gender of lead characters in the things I review. A lot of talk is bandied about regarding the gender of … Continue reading

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Reviewing Through the Time Machine: Inexplicable Objects

Today, this most wonderful piece of nonsense rolled across my Tumblr: An Inflatable Beard of Bees! ‘None of the danger of using actual bees’ When a beekeeper wants to impress the ladies, he puts a queen bee in a small … Continue reading

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Stats: Gender in reviews

Warpcore SF has posted some really interesting stats regarding the balance of gender in the protagonists of the books she reviews. They suggest a persistent dominance of male protagonists in her reading, despite her own awareness of the problem. This … Continue reading

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What I said, but better…

I don’t often post just to point you somewhere else, but sometimes it’s worth it. Sophia McDougall is one hell of a writer on gender issues in modern SF&F. This was first brought to my attention by her post in … Continue reading

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And so I’m back, from outer space…

… you just walked in to find me here with that sad look upon my face… Actually, no, that last bit is a lie. I am very happy, now, for I have THE INTERNET at home again. Apologies for the … Continue reading

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The Girls’ Guide to Surviving the Apocalypse

So, I’ve become involved in a new and exciting thing, the brainchild of Adele of Unbound fame, @Hagelrat on Twitter: The Girls’ Guide to Surviving the Apocalypse. To quote the welcome post: Over the next few months a collective of … Continue reading

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