Monthly Archives: December 2010

Servant of the Underworld – Aliette de Bodard

I read Aliette de Bodard’s Servant of the Underworld while I was increasing my experience of SF/F written by women. I’d picked it up because a couple of online reviews made it sound interesting (like an Aztec Cadfael not that … Continue reading

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Re: An Open Letter From the Arthur C. Clarke Award

Tom Hunter, Director of the Arthur C. Clarke Award, posted an open letter to science fiction fans on Torque Control today. In response to some of the issues facing the Award, he has posted a number of questions that those … Continue reading

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The Slynx – Tatyana Tolstaya

Tatyana Tolstoya’s The Slynx imagines a post-apocalyptic Russia, destroyed in a nuclear holocaust (“the Blast”) which has reduced to the world to an ignorant and technologically degenerate dystopia. There are those, the Oldeners, who were alive before the Blast who … Continue reading

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Women and the Clarke II

In no particular order, here are my top ten SF/F novels by women written in the past 10 years: Palimpsest – Catherynne M. Valente Keeping it Real – Justina Robson Lavinia – Ursula Le Guin Zoo City – Lauren Beukes … Continue reading

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