books & writing

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Fluffy Feminism Redux

Last month, in one of HAT’s most commented posts, Lauredhel riffed off a trenchant criticism of the marketing around Jessica Valenti’s book Full Frontal Feminism to make some larger points about the common co-option of “sex-positive” feminism into the Feminist… Read More ›

Karen PWN!S! TEH n00bs

Karen Healey of Girls Read Comics and They’re Pissed riffed off Lauredhel’s Anti-Feminist Bingo Card and created an Anti-Comics-Feminist Bingo Card. Apparently some fanboyz have been having a whinge at her about it, so she has called forth the mighty… Read More ›

Kurt is in heaven now

is what noted skeptical humanist, Kurt Vonnegut, wanted us all to say on his death, with a wry smile of unbelief. I don’t know much more to say than that, which is why I haven’t said anything for days since… Read More ›

Brain fizzing

I went to the bookstore last night, and I’m not quite sure what’s going to happen to my brane over the next week. My downstairs book is Neal Stephenson’s Cryptonomicon. My upstairs book is Terry Pratchett’s Wintersmith. My car book… Read More ›

Setting low bars

There’s SF in blogtopia’s air lately, it seems. Whee! says my internal geek-meter. PZ Myers of Pharyngula has put up a list he found via tikistitch of the “Most Significant SF & Fantasy Books of the Last 50 Years” …. Read More ›