Category Archives: Books and media

Poems on the Underground

Twenty years ago, a friend of mine from England gave me a beautiful gift: a book titled Poems on the Underground, a collection of poems that were selected to be displayed on unlet advertising spaces in the London Tube. The … Continue reading

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Top Ten Reads of 2016

Well, November sure was horrific. In keeping with the world news these days, I’ve been reading some fantastic dystopian fiction – namely, Station Eleven. What an amazing book, elegantly crafted from multiple points of view, jumping back and forth in … Continue reading

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Monsters and Adventures and Tropes, oh my (Part 3)

Okay, this is my final post on this topic. The third exciting project I am proud to be a part of is Upside Down: Inverted Tropes in Storytelling published by Jason Sizemore of Apex Publications, due out this November, and edited by … Continue reading

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Monsters and Adventures and Tropes, oh my (Part 2)

Well, I warned you there’d be a second part. Here is my update on the second project I’m really excited to be a part of: 2017 Young Explorer’s Adventure Guide Dreaming Robot Press, run by Sean and Corie Weaver, publishes … Continue reading

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Monsters and Adventures and Tropes, oh my (Part 1)

The last official weekend of summer! Already the light has changed. Couldn’t we have been eased into this, sort of? I’d like a long, sunny Autumn, please. I’d ask for a delayed and mild winter, but that would just be bad climate-changey … Continue reading

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Summer SF/F Reads, Reviews and Updates

My goodness, July is almost over! Nearly half the summer vacation gone, and what do I have to show for it? Several delicious reads, for one thing. Here is my recommended list: A Stranger in Olondria by Sofia Samatar Jevick, a … Continue reading

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After the Apocalypse: Science Fiction Reads and Reviews

I’ve read some fascinating books in the last few weeks – you could call them classics of the science fiction genre – and I wanted to share them here. They are all set in various post-apocalyptic worlds – what happens when war and climate change tip … Continue reading

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