Sick

I spent pretty much the whole of last week miserably down with the cold. I’ve been writing my blog posts a few days in advance which is why the blogging was mostly not influenced last week. This week is an entirely different thing because the posts I was...

Things are Coming Up Marvel

First, look! The first trailer of Guardians of the Galaxy is out: Doesn’t that look fabulous? While also being fabulously fucking stupid? Squeee! I can’t wait! Second: There’s a Black Widow movie coming! Double squee!! Third: Gail Simone joined the...

Joining the insect army

So there’s a still continuing silliness going on around SFWA in which some people are asking to be treated like full human beings and other people are calling them “unpersons” and “precious snowflakes” for wanting it in the first place....

Editing and the second sock syndrome

The knitters among you will know about the second sock syndrome. See, what happens – for me at least – whenever you knit stuff that comes in pairs, mittens, socks, matching sweaters… (Just kidding, I don’t knit matching sweaters. And I totally...

A failure of imagination

I’ve been rereading science fiction classics, mostly because I have never read them in their original language but also for inspiration and fun. It’s interesting how, even with how much strangeness they manage to contain within, there is always one, or...