Monthly Archives: June 2011

Tortall and Other Lands, by Tamora Pierce

I’ve been a huge Tamora Pierce fan since I was the target demographic for her YA fantasies which rewrote the code for how to deal with female protagonists in magical lands. She has provided several generations of young women with … Continue reading

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Asimov’s – April / May 2011

In what turned out to be a very even outing for the magazine, there we no “OH MY GOSH” stories published in the April /May 2011 issue of Asimov’s. The stand-out story though was  Smoke City by Christopher Barzak.  It’s … Continue reading

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Wild about Steampunk

I love the idea of steampunk. I love the fashion it has inspired, and the subculture around it, and I want to love the fiction. I haven’t read a whole lot of it yet, for various reasons, and what I … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Greenhouse

Issues present and pressing in the media have often inspired storytelling; here in Australia there’s been quite a few stories dealing with issues of refugees, for example, in the last few years. Climate change is one of those issues that … Continue reading

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