Author: Jack Dowden

Characters: Arlen from The Painted Man

Characters: Arlen from The Painted Man

Jack Dowden examines the unfulfilled promise of Arlen from Peter V. Brett's The Warded Man. Read More »

Characters: Devi from Fortune’s Pawn

Characters: Devi from Fortune’s Pawn

Sometimes when you're looking for the ordinary, a badass girl will have to do. Read More »

Characters – The State of Characters Everywhere

Characters – The State of Characters Everywhere

Are SFF characters too badass? Read More »

Characters: Cazaril from The Curse of Chalion by Lois McMaster Bujold

Characters: Cazaril from The Curse of Chalion by Lois McMaster Bujold

The Curse of Chalion by Lois McMaster Bujold is your typical medieval fantasy. There's magic, and knights, and people in distress and political schemes. On the surface, it doesn't seem much more than a carbon copy of everything else out there. Howeve... Read More »

Book Review: Transcendental by James Gunn

Book Review: Transcendental by James Gunn

Few characters, and people, start off with the intention of winding up where they do. There are the few who succeed at their childhood dreams. The astronauts, the politicians, the firefighters (though I imagine these occupations are far different tha... Read More »

Characters:  Zinzi December from Zoo City

Characters: Zinzi December from Zoo City

As far as main characters go, Zinzi's got a lot of problems before the book even starts. Read More »

Characters: Tomb Raider’s Lara Croft

Characters: Tomb Raider’s Lara Croft

Like many good journeys, Lara's begins with disaster which thrusts her into the unknown Read More »

Characters: Alif the Unseen

Characters: Alif the Unseen

Alif the Unseen is a book about language, subversion, and the Arab Spring. It’s a good read, and a fast one. For this week’s Characters article, I’d like to talk about the title character. A brash, ill-tempered, love sick loser, who... Read More »

Characters: Raleigh Becket From Pacific Rim

Image source: Collider.com I don’t know about you, but I really liked Pacific Rim. I found it a delightful tale about how humanity can overcome any problem so long as we put our differences behind us. It also featured a sequence with Charlie Da... Read More »

CHARACTERS: Rintaro Okabe of Steins;Gate

Just so you all know, I didn’t intend this series to feature so many anime characters. I wanted to talk about the characters from books I’d read, movies I’d seen, and television shows I’d watched. I blame my vacation from work... Read More »

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