‘Ancillary Justice’ by Ann Leckie

*There may be spoilers ahead, read at your own risk* I bought this book for a birthday either earlier this year or last year (I think it was last year). Long enough after it came out to have heard the … Continue reading


So, there’s this hashtag that’s been going around Twitter for a few days now, #DiversityInSFF. It’s great, a place where people are talking about the need for greater and greater levels of diversity (both of characters and of authors) in … Continue reading


(Some spoilers may be unavoidable. Read at your own risk.) A couple weeks ago I got John Scalzi’s Redshirts out of the library. It took me a little while to find the time to sit down and read it, but … Continue reading

“Captain Vorpatril’s Alliance”

*There will almost certainly be spoilers ahead, for multiple books. You have been warned.* Captain Vorpatril’s Alliance is the latest in Lois McMaster Bujold’s SF series The Vorkosigan Saga. Set after Diplomatic Immunity but apparently before Cryoburn (Count Aral is … Continue reading


Cryoburn is the reason there was no Wednesday post. Sorry. Wednesday I finally had the opportunity to read Lois McMaster Bujold’s latest Miles Vorkosigan book, Cryoburn. It takes place after Diplomatic Immunity by approximately six years, and is set almost … Continue reading

Building Cultures: Details

The devil is in the details. We are currently a one-car family, and that one car is tottering along its last legs. It still runs fairly well, but it sucks gas like an alcoholic and various parts are getting a … Continue reading

Guest Post: Dr. Maria and the One-Two Punch

I am delighted to bring you my first guest-blogger, Maria! Writing is a tough life and it’s even harder when faced with fear and rejection. From the moment we submit our work for appraisal, we are scolded and prodded and … Continue reading

Science Fiction Vs. Fantasy

Much like the age old questions, “chicken or the egg?”, and “pirates or ninjas?”, Science Fiction vs. Fantasy is one of those unanswerable questions of life. But, while I can see the appeal of the first two questions, I have … Continue reading