Book Name: The Bloody Sun Author: Marion Zimmer Bradley First Published: 1964/1979 Marion Eleanor Zimmer Bradley was an American author of fantasy novels such as The Mists of Avalon and the Darkover series, often writing with a feminist outlook and even, under a pen name, gay and lesbian titles. She was born on a farm …

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Book Name: A Wrinkle In Time Author: Madeleine L’Engle First Published: 1962 Newbery Medal Winner: 1963 Lewis Carroll Shelf Award: 1964 Sequoyah Book Award: 1965 Madeleine L’Engle was born in New York City. Her mother was a pianist and her father a writer, a critic, and a foreign correspondent. L’Engle traveled with her family a …

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Fanfiction has always been a touchy subject for writers. Some people abhor it, some people embrace it, some people hate the fannish culture, but don’t mind other aspects, etc, etc. I’ve personally been running from my fanfiction past for a long time, until I finally decided to give up and just admit that’s where I …

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I haven’t reviewed a straight-up science fiction novel for Luna Station Quarterly since my first blog post, so this month I chose The Dark Door, by Kate Wilhelm, as read by the great Anna Fields. Wilhelm, you might know, is the author of the Barbara Holloway mystery series and the Hugo Award-winning novel Where Late …

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Book Name: The White Dragon Author: Anne McCaffery First Published: 1978 Anne McCaffrey was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The only daughter of three siblings and the middle child, she grew up on the East Coast of the United States. Eventually, she graduated cum laude from college where she gained a degree in Slavonic Languages and …

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This – as proudly announced on the back cover blurb – was the first Doctor Who New Adventure novel to be written by a woman; in fact, I think Kate Orman was the only female author for the New Adventure series. Doctor Who is now a popular BBC TV series again, but it was discontinued …

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A lifetime of long dreary winters has me programmed for snuggling up with thick novels. The longer I get to sit wrapped in a fleecy blanket, the better! But as this new and glorious neon-green spring chases away the last vestiges of grey skies and stinging sleet, my attention span grows shorter and my patience thins. Novels sit neglected …

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All my friends have been raving about “Station Eleven” by Emily St. John Mandel so I recently read it and soon learned what all the fuss was about. While technically this is a dystopian story, it’s so much more than that. And even though I usually blog about children’s and young adult books, this is …

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There are times when fantastical stories can tell us something about our world and ourselves that fiction based in reality cannot. I always find that the best speculative fiction is this kind, the kind that speaks to real life and to real human feeling. Kelly Link’s most recent short story collection, Get in Trouble, does …

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I think about the pitfalls of “reviews” all the time. Well, I should say am conscious of it. It sounds like a good trait on the surface, but I say that because at some point I hated reviews! I’ll tell you, back when I was looking for social justice & political works before I moved …

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