Books, Musing, SciFi

Fictional Religions I’d Seriously Consider Joining

I am not a religious person. While I don't begrudge religious people the comfort they find in their faiths, in general I don't see much point in the whole concept of a higher power. Sure, it would be nice if there was someone big and powerful out there interested specifically in my personal well-being, but I'm incapable… Continue reading Fictional Religions I’d Seriously Consider Joining

Books, Reviews, SciFi

The Ground Beneath Her Feet

Apparently this is a book blog now, because a solid 50% of my posts these days are just book reviews. I've been reading a lot. Can you tell? Today the book is The Ground Beneath Her Feet by Salman Rushdie, an author whom my good friend Emily simply worships, but whom I have taken some time… Continue reading The Ground Beneath Her Feet

Books, Reviews, SciFi

The Children of Men – P.D. James

I'm always looking for book recommendations, particularly from people with whom I don't generally share reading preferences. A recommendation from a book friend might be much better tailored to my tastes, but a book recommendation from someone not familiar with my own preferences in reading tells me a lot more about them. Invariably, if someone… Continue reading The Children of Men – P.D. James

Drunk Movie Monday, Movies, Reviews, SciFi

Drunk Movie Monday – Iron Sky

It's November! It's NaNoWriMo! All of the things are happening! Sounds like it's time to start a new segment on this blog, because I do what I want, bitches. I have a lovely pack of friends who like to sometimes come to my house to get really drunk and watch a terrible movie. It's exactly… Continue reading Drunk Movie Monday – Iron Sky

Books, Reviews, SciFi

The Lost World

I read a book! You might not know it judging by how little I've written about them lately, but I'm pretty much constantly reading something (if you want to know what I'm reading right now, there's a goodreads widget on the bottom of my sidebar - let's be friends!). This time, the book I read… Continue reading The Lost World

SciFi, Theme

On Genre

One of the biggest things that bothered me about studying creative writing at a university was the insistence that we had to write "Literature," because for-profit writing like genre fiction wasn't worth studying. This bothered me because I view myself as primarily a science fiction kind of writer, and I can also appreciate a good… Continue reading On Genre

SciFi

Pros and CONS

This might be a sad thing for a scifi nerd to confess, but I have never been to a convention. Of any kind. Despite the fact that Seattle is one of the biggest cities for cons, with PAX, Sakuracon, Geek Girl Con and Emerald City Comicon taking the headlining spots. The thing about cons is that… Continue reading Pros and CONS