My love of words

and other things

Category: science fiction: a love

From laser guns and weird bug-eyed aliens to the burgeoning night sky and the empty, terrifying universe.

Of fire and will: a letter for Lyra

Lyra is a thousand million types of wonderful. She’s wilful. She’s fierce. She’s a firebrand. She’s on fire. She is luminescent and wild.

A matter of gravity: women in space

When Tiptree wrote, she wasn’t extrapolating. She was responding. She always was. Her fiction is as harsh as the truth.

Dear Mister Asimov – a memory

This is for you, Mister Asimov. This is my unwritten letter. With the warmest of affection and the greatest of admiration.

Where is the hope?

I’m a fan of both China Miéville and James Tiptree, Jr. (aka Alice Sheldon). You couldn’t get much further from hope than the stories of dear Alice. But I am also a fan of hope.

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