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Doctor Who Re-watch: Love and Monsters

Before I get into this review a quick note on why no episode by episode reviews of Series 11 starring the thirteenth Doctor. Here’s the honest truth: I love Jodie, I don’t mind the visuals or the almost X Files … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Word is Murder by Anthony Horowitz

The Word is Murder Anthony Horowitz Publisher: Harper Collins First Published: August 2017 RRP: $27.99 paperback Anthony Horowitz is one of those authors who has been on my radar for a long, long time. I’ve never read his popular Alex … Continue reading

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Doctor Who Re-watch: Listen Review

Disclaimer: In 2013 I reviewed the second half of Series 7 for The Hairy Housewife and fully intended to do the same for Series 8 last year. Unfortunately, it proved impossible. Life and work and caring responsibilities called and at … Continue reading

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Feminist and Loving Moffat Who: Why I am Done (Re)Explaining Part 2

Midway through last year I began a long essay which was intended to be my definitive stance on Steven Moffat, Doctor Who, female characters and feminism. However, the post soon turned mammoth and I decided to cut my post in … 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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Sydney Writer’s Festival 2012: A Neverending Story: Fantasy Worlds Panel with Isobelle Carmody, Justine Larbalestier, and Scott Westerfeld

Yesterday I took notes at the Sydney Writer’s Festival on this panel, so I thought I’d write up a post for those that couldn’t make it. Any mistakes in the notes are my own, as no recording devices were allowed. … Continue reading

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Fantasy- what exactly are we talking about?

It has occurred to me that we haven’t gone all meta on fantasy at this blog yet, which is odd, seeings as this entire blog is premised on the role of fantasy, as a branch of speculative fiction, in human society. I … Continue reading

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