We’ll have a lot more about the Freddie Gray protests in Baltimore in next week’s PoC News update, but we’d be remiss not to include a few posts you might need over the weekend to refute the idiots in your life. In happier news, we’ve also got stories about the Notorious RBG, trolling GamerGaters, and Game of Thrones.
In the mood for some new adult sci-fi with a brilliant ass-kicking heroine? Of course you are! Kimberly P. Chase’s The Apollo Academy is the first book of a promising new series about Aurora Titon, an heiress who’s training to be a shuttle pilot for lunar missions. She may, in fact, be the best pilot the Academy has […]
I have watched the new Star Wars cartoon three times now. Why three? It is fantastic. It’s Disney’s first real Star Wars project since acquiring Lucasfilm; if this project is any indication, I have serious hope for Star Wars Rebels and fair to middling hope for Episode VII (because Abrams).
Lately I’ve been dipping into the world of Doctor Who comics with both the Tenth and Eleventh Doctors, and now I’ve read the brand new releases from Titan Comics: Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor #1 and Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor #1, which are such outstanding first issues that I am already itching for the collected […]
Here’s our roundup of the best that ladyblogland had to offer.
This isn’t a definitive list of women of color in film. This isn’t a “best of” list, or a list of the most complicated or progressive characters in science-fiction or fantasy. This is simply a list of women of color in science-fiction and fantasy films. I tried to make it as full as possible, but […]
I had been meaning to check out Lois McMaster Bujold’s sci-fi novels for a couple of years (because I really enjoyed her Sharing Knife fantasy series), but my local libraries and bookstores never had the straight-run of her popular Vorkosigan Saga novels. As a slightly off-topic aside: nothing puts me off a writer or a […]
Two weeks ago, I extolled the virtues of Mako Mori in Pacific Rim.
I wanted to write reviews of science fiction written by women, and I thought I’d start off with a classic. Anne McCaffrey’s The Ship Who Sang is extremely readable sci-fi. It is perhaps a bit light on the science; this may be a good thing, since what science it does have is a little dated […]
The world continues to be a horrible place this week. Let’s keep fighting the good fight, ladies! (Trigger warnings for pretty much everything apply.)
Greetings, one and all. Shall we take a stroll through a few internet neighborhoods and see what’s been happening in Ladyblogland? This week’s feminist dispatches center around our entertainment.
Essentially, Chronicle is a movie about three dudes in high school who get superpowers. These dudes aren’t particularly close friends prior to a strange, underground organism giving them telekinesis. Their friendship blossoms out of the unique experience. Seriously though, when with a tiny group of people, and some ridiculous shit goes down that group can’t really tell […]
Cube is a 1997 horror/sci-fi/surreal/thriller/mind trip Canadian movie. It was inspired by a Twilight Zone episode called “5 Characters in Search of an Exit,” which itself references Luigi Pirandello’s play, Six Characters in Search of an Author. And it was weird. Technically, the movie opens with a gruesome death, but the real meat of the […]
The mystical pregnancy is a cheap ploy that almost always serves to completely remove the character”™s identity as anything but a vessel for the being inside her. Even worse, very rarely does the character gain her identity back, derailing any character development that had previously taken place.
It was another record setting night for votes, and both races were so close I didn’t know who was going to win until the last possible minute. Tonight we’ll vote in the final Sweet Sixteen battle, then tomorrow at this time I’ll reveal the Elite Eight.