Anti-Caturday: The Attack of the Face-Huggers

Generally I’m a fan of creepy crawlies. I see spiders in a petstore, I’m glued to the glass until my husband tears me away. Generally speaking I rather like arthropods too. Not so for the Coconut Crab or the Japanese Spider Crab which I’ll have to...

Developing Intelligence

For my birthday this year I ordered a critique of a short story I wrote from Jeff Vandermeer. He managed to convince me that it’s actually a lot bigger story than I’ve written. This is my roundabout way of saying that I’ve been thinking about...

Monday Menagerie

I am not a fan of Mondays. I try to be at work by 8 AM because that means I get more time for myself in the evenings, including time to write. The thing is, I’m nocturnal by nature. So everytime I have some down-time, like say a weekend, my evenings go later as...

Anti-Caturday: Digga Tunnah

Quick before the hyena come. Meerkats live mostly in the Kalahari desert, that is in southern Africa. A cool linguistical quirk is that a group of meerkats is called a “mob”. Despite their cute appearance, meerkats are carnivores. They mostly eat insects,...

SFRC: Speaker for the Dead

The Ender series is generally considered YA but in my opinion Speaker for the dead is NOT YA. Almost all of the POV characters are adults and most especially Ender, the central character, is an adult with adult concerns. The book starts on a planet called Lusitania...