Nonfiction · Sci-Fi · Writing

Feminist Friday Review: How to Suppress Women’s Writing by Joanna Russ

Where in the heck did I hear about How to Suppress Women’s Writing by Joanna Russ? If you wrote a blog post about her in the past couple of months, do let me know. Anyway, Russ was an influential science fiction writer in the 1970s, so I’d been aware of her for a while and always meant…… Continue reading Feminist Friday Review: How to Suppress Women’s Writing by Joanna Russ

Other Stuff

Would You Rather? Book Tag

I found this short tag on Carton-Manette-Darnay several months ago! I left out one question because it was specific to a book I haven’t read. The Questions: Have an unlimited money for Ebooks, or a 5,000 dollar B&N giftcard? “Unlimited” anything is pretty tempting, but I think I’d go for the $5,000? You can get…… Continue reading Would You Rather? Book Tag

Comics · Queer · Sci-Fi

Review: Intro to Alien Invasion by Owen King and Mark Jude Poirier

Stacey, a brilliant, overachieving astrobiology major at Fenton College, had planned on just another lonely Spring Break on campus. But when a hurricane batters the small college town, downing power lines and knocking out cell phone reception, Stacey and her friends are stranded with no way to communicate with the outside world at the worst…… Continue reading Review: Intro to Alien Invasion by Owen King and Mark Jude Poirier

Children's & Middle Grade · Sci-Fi

Recapping the I Was a Sixth Grade Alien series by Bruce Coville

Bruce Coville was, in the 1990s, a leading member of the kids’ scifi and fantasy pantheon. He probably still is, there’s a lot of YA and middle grade these days but seems like not as much for the younger kids. The I Was a Sixth Grade Alien series isn’t his best in terms of quality, but I…… Continue reading Recapping the I Was a Sixth Grade Alien series by Bruce Coville

Comics

Review: “Batman: Blind Justice” by Sam Hamm

Batman: Blind Justice is an odd graphic novel from 1989, one I hadn’t heard anything about until my brother gave me a stack of comics he thought I might like and included the second issue of this story. Here’s the description: When Bruce Wayne refuses to allow illegal mindcontrol experiments to continue at Wayne Technology, he…… Continue reading Review: “Batman: Blind Justice” by Sam Hamm

Children's & Middle Grade · Fantasy

Review: The Wish List by Eoin Colfer

So, we all know I love Artemis Fowl, and I love Airman even more. Eoin Colfer is a great writer, and his books seem to lend themselves well to audiobooks, so I keep on listening. That’s how I ended up with The Wish List, which is far from being one of his well-known titles. It’s not the…… Continue reading Review: The Wish List by Eoin Colfer

Adult Fiction

Classics Club: Doctor Faustus by Marlowe and Faust by Goethe

The Classics: Doctor Faustus (published in 1604 but performed earlier) by Christopher Marlowe Faust (1808/1832) by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Was it what I expected?/Did I Like It?/Is it worth reading? I don’t have much to say about Faust, but I thought I should say something, because I wanted to read these plays as part of my many-times-mentioned…… Continue reading Classics Club: Doctor Faustus by Marlowe and Faust by Goethe

Adult Fiction · Writing

Review: Seven Men by Max Beerbohm

I’m picky about short stories. They have to be truly amazing for me to care at all. Where worldbuilding or a few interesting characters might get me through a novel, a short story has limited pages to make an impression. I have some I like, mostly science fiction (or scifi-inflected) with the occasional classic like…… Continue reading Review: Seven Men by Max Beerbohm

Sci-Fi · TV & Movies · Updates

Update: June!

As you can see, my plans for posting more in May didn’t happen, but still. We carry on. I’ve spent some time contemplating the blog and whether or not it needs a more narrow niche, but decided not to really change anything, just more fully embrace the fact that I mostly review books I don’t…… Continue reading Update: June!