Review

Racing to Adventure

Racing to Adventure

Race to Adventure! Evil Hat Productions Modular Board Game, $30 This week’s post is going to be a little different. Instead of reviewing a book, I’m going to review a game, or rather I’m going discuss my experience with playing a game. There are some... Read More »

Lovers, Killers, Red Riding Hood and Cinderella

Lovers, Killers, Red Riding Hood and Cinderella

Hello folks! And welcome to my little spot on the interwebs. Thanks for joining me! April is National Poetry Month (in the USA). I wish it weren’t always in April. This is a very busy time of year for me as a singer (I usually sing concerts bef... Read More »

Writers Writing About Writers Writing About …

Writers Writing About Writers Writing About …

There’s something unseemly about writers who write about writers. Many of my beliefs about writing have changed since I was a pink-cheeked little colleen getting up early to write before school, but this is one that has not and on present showi... Read More »

Interview with Stephanie Osborn

I chose to interview Stephanie Osborn about her writing and publishing work because I really admire her Displaced Detective Series, and I had the pleasure of meeting her in person at LibertyCon 25 last year. She’s a charming woman, and a terrific wri... Read More »

April is National Women’s History Month

Which is kind of short-shrift for women – one month only – considering that homo sap history is women’s history and, like, there’s this whole birth thing which kind of suggests that without women there’d be no history of... Read More »

Scide Splitters: Shh! It’s a Secret by Daniel M. Kimmel

Scide Splitters: Shh! It’s a Secret by Daniel M. Kimmel

First contact stories are among the most fertile ground for science fiction humor. They make excellent vehicles for looking in the mirror for a good laugh. In his first novel, Shh! It’s a Secret, Daniel Kimmel holds that mirror up to Hollywood in a ... Read More »

The Hugo Triple Play

The Hugo Triple Play

There are only three nominations for short stories on the Hugo ballot this year, Sure a larger selection would be better, but any one of these on the list is worthy of winning. Read More »

Foxes, Cultural Appropriation, and Japonisme

Foxes, Cultural Appropriation, and Japonisme

Here's how to do cultural appropriation right. Look at the man and his fox bride; you can tell he loves her. Read More »

Book Review: Skull Island, by Will Murray

Book Review: Skull Island, by Will Murray

This is going to be a first for me- I’m going to review a book BEFORE I finish it. Hold on! You might be thinking. How can I pass judgement on a book without finishing it? Well, I don’t have to eat a steak in its entirety to know if I like it. Nor do... Read More »

Book Review: Bowl of Heaven by Gregory Benford and Larry Niven

Bowl of Heaven – Gregory Benford and Larry Niven Tor – 2012 978-0765328410 (Hardbound) This is the first collaboration between two of our major writers, Gregory Benford and Larry Niven. Bowl of Heaven is about a human expedition in a ram-... Read More »

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