Nonfiction · Sci-Fi · TV & Movies

Review: Vulcan (Hidden Universe Travel Guides) by Dayton Ward

So there’s a travel guide for the planet Vulcan from Star Trek. As a hardcore Vulcan-obsessed Trekkie, of course I wanted to check it out. I didn’t have high hopes, I just expected it to be mildly amusing and nicely designed — it’s from Insight Editions, which publishes a lot of TV and film art…… Continue reading Review: Vulcan (Hidden Universe Travel Guides) by Dayton Ward

TV & Movies · Updates

Star Trek Documentaries and Challenge Update

This month’s Star Trek post is about four recent documentaries — a couple you’ve probably heard of and a couple you maybe haven’t, ranging from real good to real bad. Check it out and let me know if I’ve missed any! I’ve made some progress on #readmyowndamnbooks in August, thanks to grad school being over and me…… Continue reading Star Trek Documentaries and Challenge Update

Adult Fiction · Fantasy · Writing

First Impressions: Stephen King

Friends, until this year I had never read a book by Stephen King, nor seen any of the movies based on his work. I love vampires and werewolves and spooky-scary things, but I’ve never been that into horror as such. His memoir/writer’s advice book On Writing is almost universally lauded as one of the best writing books…… Continue reading First Impressions: Stephen King

Comics · Romance

Two Pride & Prejudice Graphic Novels

Pride & Prejudice is, deservedly, famous. It’s my favorite of the three Jane Austen novels I’ve read, but it doesn’t seem to work well in adaptation. It’s long, it’s detailed, it’s subtle. I do love Colin Firth as Mr. Darcy, but I have no particular attachment to other elements of the movies/miniseries/zombifications/etc. I found two separate…… Continue reading Two Pride & Prejudice Graphic Novels

Adult Fiction · Queer · Romance

Beebo Brinker by Ann Bannon (Classics Club)

The Classic: Beebo Brinker (1962) by Ann Bannon Designated the “Queen of Lesbian Pulp Fiction” for authoring five landmark novels beginning in 1957, Ann Bannon’s work defined lesbian fiction for the pre-Stonewall generation. Unlike many writers of the period, however, Bannon broke through the shame and isolation typically portrayed in lesbian pulps, offering instead women characters…… Continue reading Beebo Brinker by Ann Bannon (Classics Club)

Comics · Queer · Romance

Is This Feminist? Romance Comics

It’s a bit of a stretch to judge a whole genre on whether or not it’s feminist, I know, BUT since romance is a women’s genre it’s relevant. And really, instead of the whole genre, I’m just comparing two collections: Marvel Romance, which collects some highlights from Marvel romance comics of the sixties and seventies, and Fresh…… Continue reading Is This Feminist? Romance Comics

Adult Fiction · Fantasy

Review: Paradise & Elsewhere by Kathy Page

I picked up Paradise & Elsewhere by Kathy Page several years ago as an advance reading copy, for no particular reason, and then it sat on my shelves for a long time. Even after I started reading it, I thought I might not get around to finishing, but something about it held me and I’m glad it…… Continue reading Review: Paradise & Elsewhere by Kathy Page

Adult Fiction · TV & Movies

Review: Theatreland (2014)

I won’t say I read a lot of plays, because I don’t particularly, but I do enjoy reading and sometimes seeing them when I can. Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett is one of my favorites. I like a good helping of existentialism, and I love a play with minimal… well, everything. Not many characters, hardly any props, barely…… Continue reading Review: Theatreland (2014)

Updates

The ICYMI Blogging Tag

Hi everybody, I made a tag! I’ve finally finished up graduate school, and like I’ve been promising for two years, I’m getting back into the swing of blogging. Most importantly, I finally have a little time to read other people’s blogs, and I hate that I missed so much time with y’all. So, that’s the…… Continue reading The ICYMI Blogging Tag