Tag Archives: What I’m Reading

Constructive Incomprehension: Conveying the Alien

Recently finished Ann Leckie‘s celebrated Ancillary Justice. It’s well-crafted space opera with what feels like both a familiar and original setting. It’s well written to the extent that when you read the post-epilogue interview and see that she deliberately modelled it … Continue reading

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Confederacy Of Dunces and the Lone Hero

What makes a hero heroic? In many cases, it’s about heroic deeds which no one else is able to accomplish or a quest that only a hero could complete, as no one else can. Other times, it’s because the hero … Continue reading

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Selling your idea of a Martian

I heart Margaret Atwood. She’s a writer who manages to combine intense emotional states with clear, dispassionate prose and to create emotional worlds that are convincing and memorable. She’s also hard to pigeonhole in terms of Genre. Well known for … Continue reading

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