Women in foreign worlds

I'm still recovering, weeks later, from the season 2, final episode, final scene of The Handmaid's Tale. It had both my husband and I screaming "NO!" at the television. Not usually a great fan of movies or television made from great books, this depiction of The Handmaid's Tale was produced with the author of the book…
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2018 Hugo Award Winners: A great year for women in science fiction and fantasy

The World Science Fiction Convention* that was hosting the Hugo Award ceremony has finished, the results are in and this year’s Hugo Award winners have been announced. Women dominated this year’s Hugo Awards in what has turned out to be a great year for women in science fiction and fantasy; a genre, that it is fair to…
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Annihilation

I’ve done it again. I’ve stumbled on to a book with a premise that really intrigues me and then leaves me floundering with more questions than answers. This drives me crazy. Other people love this book. I love answers. Fully committed though, I launched myself upon the movie when it turned up on Netflix. More confusion…
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A confusion of princes

Sometimes it seems like everything written in YA speculative fiction is part of a trilogy - or an even longer series of wrist-achingly heavy books - so it’s quite refreshing to read a well-crafted stand-alone every now and then. A Confusion of Princes is a thrilling adventure set in a futuristic intergalactic Empire, and the world-building…
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