China Rich Girlfriend: The Book

Well, the movie has been pushed back due to the (Asian, female) scriptwriter quitting after learning she was being paid way less than her (white, male) cowriter. Here’s hoping that gets worked out, and that they hire other equally skilled Asian writers.  But until then, we have the book to tide us over. First of… Read More

This Is How You Lose The Time War: A Feminist Book Review

Damn this book was good. That’s it. That’s the review. (Just kidding.) But really, This is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone quickly became one of the best books I read in 2020. A novella, I started reading in the afternoon…and only put it down when my phone died.… Read More

The Acid Test of Naia Mills: A Feminist Book Review

I’m almost certain Fiona J.R. Titchenell has never been a con artist on an intergalactic space station, but she could’ve fooled me. The Acid Test of Naia Mills, the first in Titchenell’s series of novella-length science fiction fairy tale adaptations, was so textured it jumped right off the page. Before starting the novella, I wondered… Read More