Building Beyond: I Was Featured on Sarah Gailey’s Newsletter!
Sarah Gailey invited me to participate in their newsletter as part of their Building Beyond series, which consists of a collection of worldbuilding prompts answered by…Keep reading
Finding What Was Meaningful – a 2020 Retrospective
I started a “Best of 2020” list. Then, I started over. I scrapped it. Started again. I looked through my books, ran my fingers down their…Keep reading
Does The Player of Games by Ian M. Banks Hold Up to a Modern Reading?
Within the context of its time, The Player of Games is a shockingly progressive novel. Given that it was written at the height of the AIDS…Keep reading
The Rape of Galadriel: A Deadly Education’s Mishandled Treatment of Sexual Assault
In some ways, she was very close to getting it right. From a sensory and emotional standpoint, Novik’s writing is evocative and authentic. Unfortunately, the context…Keep reading
The Impact of R.B. Lemberg’s Birdverse: A Second Look at ‘The Four Profound Weaves’
While I’ve already waxed poetic previously on this novella’s merits in a full review back in March, a small reprise is called for as we near…Keep reading
Exploring Trauma Through Speculative Fiction – Pt. 2
My life has been a microcosm of the systemic sexism that places all women and femme-presenting people in danger every day. I often ask myself: why…Keep reading
Exploring Trauma Through Speculative Fiction
When I was a freshman in high school, my Honors English teacher had a poster on her wall above the whiteboard. It was a faded yellow,…Keep reading
A Love Letter to Imaginary Worlds: The Prose of Science Fiction and Fantasy
Today and throughout history, we have had multitudes of authors writing delightfully lyrical prose, every word, every phrase, every sentence forming a love letter to writing…Keep reading