Posts Tagged ‘sci-fi means science fiction’

Through the grapevine, I wanted to contribute my post of a very happy 80th birthday to Ursula K LeGuin, wicked important SFF writer and commentator, as well as inventor of the handy ansible!  Your books are truly inspiring and life-changing, and I wish you many happy returns. If you haven’t picked up a book by […]


So Chally was doing that interview meme, and because I enjoy talking about myself, I decided to go for it.  (Chally, btw, had a great post on Octavia Butler linked at io9 recently–some feminist redemption for them, ne?) If you would like five questions from me, please leave a comment and I’d be glad to ask. […]


There are few things I loathe more in this world than being patronized, but unfortunately it’s either been happening a lot lately or I just read it as happening a lot lately. The global reaction to the Obama win has been…frustrating.  While I know plenty of people internationally who have been following with interest and […]


As you’ve probably guessed, I’m a big fan of Bitch magazine, having a degree in pop culture studies, but obviously I don’t take it as the be-all-end-all of feminist pop culture thought.  Which is good, because then I read articles like Tammy Oler’s “Keep On Trekkin’” and can get slightly irritated. I mean, I’m totally down […]


I can’t decide whether I love or hate Charles Stross’ Saturn’s Children. All right, that’s a bit OTT, as I definitely don’t hate it.  I just can’t pin down my feelings on the matter, because on one hand it’s a fantastic double bird to space opera and any preconceived notions we may have about sex-bots, […]


On the Hugo winners, in brief. Much as I love Steven Moffat, and much as I recognize the massive shitload of problematicness therein, Human Nature/Family of Blood was just better than Blink, and the Hugo committee needs a priority check. As they do for choosing bleeding Chabon over the rest of the pack.  Halting State […]


Sorry about the delay, friends.  RL things have been all consuming of late, so blogging’s been kept to a low around Camp Bene.  Unlike apparently everyone else ever, I did NOT watch Dr. Horrible, and I don’t particularly care about it or about stereotyping women or whatever, because it is Joss ‘I Swear I Really […]