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By Mindy on August 20, 2012
Book Week 2012 #bookweek
By Jo Tamar on August 4, 2012
An extra review for the 2012 Australian Women Writer’s Challenge – The Sisters Antipodes by Jane Alison
By tigtog on August 1, 2012
Apparently Alain de Botton knows exactly how everybody feels about sex (just like he does! how convenient!) while being blithely unaware of the sheer TMI factor. This review of his latest book How To Think More About Sex at sexandthe405.com is long, comprehensive and unfavourable.
By tigtog on July 30, 2012
This time it’s the science fiction writing community undergoing Deep Rifts over a disputed implementation of an existing anti-harassment policy at Readercon following a verified harassment incident, complete with yet another round of but-we-don’t-need-no-stinkin-policy-anyway backlash. [nb: updates 1 & 2]
By tigtog on June 27, 2012
Her list of six books that ignited her passion for space, scientific exploration and adventure from Radio National’s Top Shelf segment. What books were ignition points for you? Most of mine had something to do with histories.
By blue milk on June 4, 2012
I have chosen the Pulitzer-prize winning writer, Jennifer Egan for this Sunday because she has just published a short story/poem on Twitter and the writing is brilliant and the medium is perfect. As others have noted, it is kind of refreshing to see a big serious writer embrace Twitter, too: Some authors have a dismissive [...]
By tigtog on May 8, 2012
Lots of other things are horrid too. Have a general snarking on Westeros thread.
By Guest Hoyden on April 27, 2012
Guest post from Tansy Rayner Roberts: Joanna Russ is one of the mighty legends of the science fiction field that everyone needs to know about. As well as writing many important novels and short stories, she was a brutal literary critic, a brilliant academic, an unflinching feminist, and a devastatingly articulate commentator on gender, not only in science fiction but in the history of culture.
By Guest Hoyden on April 24, 2012
Here be SPOILERS!!!
I’m interested in addressing it as an instance of popular culture that again has kids tearing through books, hungry for more, at the controversy and ‘moral panic’ that it seems to be creating, and in looking at the elements of what, for me, made it something out of the league of the ‘Twilights’ of the world.
Posted in arts & entertainment, crisis, ethics & philosophy, relationships, violence | Tagged books & writing, female-centred fiction, film adaptations, moral panics, oppression, rebellion | 22 Responses
By Mary on April 15, 2012
It’s been a couple of years since an entirely gratuitous Terry Pratchett thread, and a Twitter discussion asked about favourite Pratchett novels, with a focus on readers new to Pratchett. What think you?
By tigtog on April 13, 2012
Congratulations to the fine women of Galactic Suburbia! Here’s how Alisa, Alex and Tansy open the summary of their latest podcast in response:
By tigtog on April 11, 2012
The SF authors of the past might well have been surprised by the essential triviality of the way most of us use this amazing worldwide communication system we enjoy, but should they have been?
By tigtog on March 1, 2012
It is depressing to have to point out, yet again, that there is a distinction between having the legal right to say something & having the moral right not to be held accountable for what you say.
By Orlando on February 24, 2012
Dora and Nora Chance (the “Lucky Chances”, naturally) are twins born into post- war London, on the wrong side of the theatrical tracks. Bastard children of a grand Shakespearean actor, Dora and Nora learn to dance to work their passage through a world that makes a great fuss of legitimacy, but likes to have less licit elements on call as well. Dora narrates, and you accompany her giddy passions, frantic hopes and pragmatic compromises.