A microbe has been discovered in a remote Californian lake that can survive without phosphorus, capable of substituting arsenic into that slot in its biochemistry instead.
This is a repost: originally published in December 2005 at my original tigtogblog (later imported here to HaT) – I’d only been blogging for a few months.
tigtog asked if someone could do a Friday Hoyden piece on Ursula K. Le Guin for her 80th birthday… last year. Le Guin’s 81st birthday was yesterday on the 21st October 2010: this is going up in time for it to still be her birthday in her hometown of Portland, Oregon.
Over the last couple of years, there has been increasing discussion online about the ongoing gender disparity in science fiction (SF). We still see low representations of women in science fiction magazines and anthologies, many awards shortlists, and in criticism of the genre. One of the issues that has become apparent is that those who commentate and review the genre wield much power in directing what works get read and recognised. To me, this seems like a significant wall that needs to be broken down in the quest to see women equally respected and represented in this genre.
Alisa Krasnostein blogs daily at girlie jones, where she writes about her life and her passion for speculative fiction, feminism, environmentalism, current affairs and pop culture. She is the founder of Twelfth Planet Press, an independent specfic publishing house in… Read More ›
This guest post is by Sarah Parker, who blogs at Saucy Sisters. * Perth’s longest running Feminist Convention, Gynaecon, is running this weekend! * Panel Discussion on Strong Female Characters in the Whedonverse and Whoverse * Discussion on the new… Read More ›
So, it was raining here, there seemed little point in a Sunday outing, thus we set aside a few hours with the kids and watched the original Alien (1979) instead. Like all proper-thinking persons, the kids now [heart] Ripley.
BayCon 2006 photos cropped from originals uploaded by kentbrew Fairly light on the fandom scale, me, despite my enthusiastic reading/viewing. We’re subscribed to Aurealis and I read Eidolon online, I’ve posted a few macros to ihasatardis, and I’ve been to… Read More ›