Why I Re-Watch Firefly: It’s Shiny

I know it’s out-of-date, I know the show has been finished since before I graduated. But I know, too, the bitterness will never end. So here it is in a neat little package, why I still re-watch Firefly. 1. It’s shiny. 2. Joss Whedon is awesome. 3. Psychopathic, super intelligent, weapon wielding young woman? Um,… Read More

The 3rd, 4th and 5th Gender

Hugo-award winner* Kameron Hurley’s new book The Mirror Empire came out in September, so in the modern author fashion, she did a virtual author tour by guest blogging on many different sites. In one of her posts, “Beyond He-Man and She-Ra,” Hurley talks about the five genders in The Mirror Empire and how she developed them… Read More

Growing up Geek: The Origin Story

At the still young age of 26 I have been increasingly reflective of my childhood years and trying to figure out what has influenced me the most. How did I become so interested in fantasy, science fiction, and feminism? My earliest memories are of living on the Fort Hamilton military base in Brooklyn, New York. My father… Read More

The Unsettling, Intriguing Society of Menzoberranzan

My introduction to The Legend of Drizzt series came only this year, perhaps later than most.  I grew up reading and re-reading mainly the Shannara series (which is extensive), The Lord of the Rings, stories from Garth Nix (young adult fiction), with a little of Stephen King‘s books dotted throughout that timeline.  There was an early… Read More

Women Destroy Science Fiction

  Didya hear the news! Women have destroyed science fiction! Victory is ours!!! And it is in the form of a 544 page special issue of Lightspeed Magazine.  Several months ago Lightspeed let loose a battle cry against all those who sought to utter the words “women are ruining the SF genre”. Their Kickstarter campaign far surpassed… Read More