Monthly Archives: June 2011

Grace After Midnight

“How my hair look, Mike.” Snoop’s final words in The Wire The cold young androgynous killer Snoop was one of many memorable characters in the acclaimed tv series The Wire.  Actress Felicia ‘Snoop’ Pearson exemplified multiple aspects of that show’s … Continue reading

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Women SFF Authors of the 1970s

Got this from Ian Sales who took it from Nicholas Whyte, who got it from James Nicoll. Note that it is a list of women who started their careers in the 1970s hence no Russ for example.  And yes I … Continue reading

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Trumpet – Jackie Kay

When jazz trumpet star Joss Moody dies the world learns that he was really a woman, spending over 40 years with his breasts bound, in men’s clothing, and avoiding situations where he might be discovered. Trumpet however isn’t his story, … Continue reading

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The Women of Solaris

Solaris Books are a relatively new British SF & F imprint whose output includes a number of anthology titles. In particular they have produced a series of flagship volumes proudly bearing their name. The Solaris Book Of New Science Fiction … Continue reading

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225 & Rising

Hey, you know that list of 150 Women SF Authors? Well it seems you knew a lot more than that… So I’ve added in your suggestions and the new list is here, with over 225 Names on it. What I … Continue reading

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The Anything Box – Zenna Henderson

there is sometime among children another seeingness — a seeing that goes beyond the range of adult eyes, that sometimes seem to trespass even on other dimensions. (‘Turn The Page’) The 14 stories collected in The Anything Box almost all feature … Continue reading

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Talk Of The Town – Jacob Polley

Reprinted from my earlier now defunct Lancaster area blog The Lunecy Review After two well-received volumes of poetry Lancaster University graduate Jacob Polley’s debut novel Talk Of The Town is a different step not just in the leap from verse … Continue reading

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