Category Archives: Genre: Speculative Fiction

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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Conflux Writers Day

Well. What a whirlwind weekend I had in Canberra with the Conflux Writers Day and the 2014 Aurealis Awards. This is the second time I’ve attended the Aurealis and I hope that I can continue to keep attending to support … Continue reading

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Book Review: All is Fair by Emma Newman

All is Fair, Emma Newman Angry Robots Books, October, 2013 R.R.P.: £5.49 / US$6.99 So the story behind this review is a sorry one. My kindle broke just as I started reading which meant I had to wait around for … Continue reading

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JUMP Mentorship Story Excerpt

It’s my turn in the potato pit, so I clamber along the side of its rim, covered in mud, trying not to think about how my brother died here yesterday at the hands of King Men. I don’t mind getting … Continue reading

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