The Clone Wars is finally over, and it’s been an emotional rollercoaster. Honestly, this show’s final season has cemented its place in my heart as my hands-down favourite piece of Star Wars media ever. It’s better than any of the novels or comics I’ve read, and better than any of the films, even Empire Strikes […]
In case it wasn’t already clear, I stand in solidarity with Black Lives Matter protestors across the US, here in the UK, and all across the world. This huge movement has already begun to achieve change, with Minneapolis city council voting to dismantle their police department, many organisations cutting ties with the police, and even […]
I didn’t set any reading goals for 2019—by midwinter last year, I was tired, I was broke, and I was heartsick. 2018 hadn’t been a good year. I listened to the Mountain Goats on repeat for weeks. Now, I’m heading into 2020 in almost the same mood, but with the added grit of defiance. Hey, […]
Given I’m about to review Keren Landsman’s novel The Heart of the Circle, you might be wondering ‘but what about the cultural boycott of Israel?’. If so, or if you’re actually wondering ‘what is the cultural boycott of Israel?’, then read on.
I don’t usually do non-review posts these days, but this one caught my eye and hooked me in. Plus it’s been a bank holiday weekend for us here in the UK, so I’ve had some time. This is an A-to-Z of book blogging questions that I nicked from Avery over at Red Rocket Panda, and […]
THE SUM OF US: TALES OF THE BONDED AND BOUND, ed. Susan Forest and Lucas K. Law Laksa Media, 2017 eBook, 326pp The Sum of Us, released September 8th, 2017, is an anthology of 23 short stories around the theme of carers and caregiving, edited by Canadian editors Lucas K. Law and Susan Forest. As […]
Since the decanonisation of the Star Wars Expanded Universe, we know next to nothing about how the Empire – and subsequently the First Order – creates its soldiers. So with the release of Episode VII and our introduction to (darling, lovely, adorable) Finn, the question is begged: why does the First Order prefer stormtroopers to clones? […]
This busy month it’s been vital that I keep up with my projects and responsibilities – so of course I’ve largely been daydreaming about books. So what have I been reading in December?
Three days days from now, the UK will go to the polls to elect a government in a general election. In a nation where voter turnout has plummeted since before the turn of the millennium and where celebrity commentators urge young people not to bother voting, I’d sincerely like to fair-mindedly trumpet the view that if you’re […]
I never met Sir Terry Pratchett. He had been a familiar figure at cons and book events for years and was a friend or acquaintance to many in the SFF community. I wasn’t that lucky. But to me, Terry Pratchett will always be a well-worn part of my mental furniture as the author who created […]