Category Archives: Genre: Speculative Fiction

Childhood Favorites: The Teenage Years

Last week I blogged about my childhood favorite stories and series. This week I bring you part 2 where I describe the novels that got to me in my teens. Again, in no order. 1. The Merlin trilogy by Mary … Continue reading

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Childhood favourites: The tender years

My brother and I used to attend swimming lessons every Saturday morning. After class, we’d excitedly demand a trip to Sutherland Library (a place which still feels a bit like coming home even with recent changes to library lay-out). Once … Continue reading

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First pro short story publication!

I can’t believe how forgetful I am sometimes, and especially when it comes to the poor readers of my blog! Late last year, I submitted a short story to CSFG’s bi-annual anthology and was lucky enough to get into my … Continue reading

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TV Series Review: Jessica Jones

NB: This discusses the whole series in detail. There are massive spoilers. You have been warned. I’m not an obsessive Marvel fan. I thought Winter Soldier was really, really good. I thought Iron Man 1 and 2 were kind of … Continue reading

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Weird Fiction and Other Fun Labels: An Interview with Deborah Biancotti

I really loved Bad Power and I wanted more. I didn’t actually think that Deborah would agree to an interview, but to my pleasant surprise, she did. Not only has she supplied me with lengthy answers, many are also very … Continue reading

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Another Interview with Myself

Not because I’m inherently narcissistic but because my faithful livejournal reader, squint13, was curious and wanted the following questions answered. What’s your writing process like? The short answer is that my writing process is still evolving as I am new … Continue reading

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Feminist and Loving Moffat Doctor Who: Why I am Done (Re)Explaining Part 1

I don’t normally post this sort of piece on my public blog or weigh in on fandom issues here – not because I don’t care about said issues – but because often my livejournal is a better home for such … Continue reading

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