So, I’m re-reading The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood, and I was struck by how very evocative her use of language is. Even in just the early chapters of the book, you get a sense that this is not the way it was, this is new, and even the women who supported it did not… Read More Geek Girls Rule! #405 – What Kind of Writing Strikes a Chord in You?
Here you go! Author Filamena Young interviewed me as part of her celebration of her latest book release, Dead Machines. You can read it here.
The other day on twitter, I think, one of my friends mentioned that he had just gotten a copy of Q: the Flying Serpent. I mentioned offhand that movie was one I had always wanted to see, but for some reason my folks refused to let me rent it. Once he ripped it, he dropped… Read More Geek Girls Rule! #396 – Something I’ve Wanted to Watch for Years
Ok, all I have to say about this one is “Wow.” Parable of the Sower, published by Octavia Butler in 1993 is startlingly prescient about the state of United States, and where those of us with a modicum of forward thinking can see it steadily sinking unless the brakes are put on really fucking quickly.… Read More Geek Girls Rule! #392 – Review: Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler
Recently I talked about books that kept me alive in my turbulent teen years. Books that let me know I wasn’t alone, that gave me the strength to go on. But what about books you had access to real young that helped to make you who you are at a very fundamental level? I want… Read More Geek Girls Rule! #391 – Formative Books
Ok, so I have spent a huge chunk of my life both writing and consuming stories just loaded with plucky heroines. You know, the girl (or POC/Queer/Trans person, or some intersection of all those things) who has to work her ass off and do amazing things to be considered the equal of men who got… Read More Geek Girls Rule! #390 – No More Plucky Heroines
I know, I know, I gripe about them constantly. So I thought I’d highlight somethings I think Marvel is doing right. Here are some comics I like, thought I may be behind on them, but it’s stuff I dig and plan on catching up when I have fifteen minutes. The Mighty Captain Marvel – Margaret… Read More Geek Girls Rule! #388 – Good Things with Marvel