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Some of the coolest women in SF/F are moms

My newest at The Portalist lists 8 of my favorite moms of speculative fiction:

These women come in many forms, from the women who raised us to the teachers and role models we’ve found in the world around us—even in fiction.

While I couldn’t possibly fit them all on one list, here are eight genre fiction mother figures I’m grateful for this Mother’s Day.

Find out who else (besides The General) is on the list, and tell me about some of YOUR favorite moms in sci-fi.

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Check out my most recent manga review at Girls in Capes

Find my latest review up now at Girls in Capes:

With that in mind, as a Madoka*Magica franchise fan, most of the mystery of the series evaporated. While that’s true of other spinoff series as well, the direct intersection of Oriko’s path with the plot of the main series is a major detraction from my engagement with the story.

Read more now.

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New review at Girls in Capes: The Obelisk Gate by N.K. Jemisin

Jemisin_ObeliskGate_TPCheck out my review of The Obelisk Gate by N.K. Jemisin at Girls in Capes!

The Obelisk Gate is the second book in N.K. Jemisin’s Broken Earth series, and it was one of my most anticipated books out this summer as well as one of my most anticipated books of 2016. The bar was set pretty high, and when I started reading it, I was a little worried that my expectations would result in disappointment.

They didn’t.

The Obelisk Gate was my second 5-star review in two weeks. Learn more about this amazing book and what precisely I loved so much about it. (Spoiler alert: Jemisin’s writing voice is flawless.)

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New review at Girls in Capes: A CROWN FOR COLD SILVER

This week, I review A CROWN FOR COLD SILVER by Alex Marshall at Girls in Capes! Here’s a short preview of my review of this adult epic fantasy:

In what is possibly the actual greatest scene of any fantasy novel ever, Zosia discovers that her imposter’s been wearing some sort of metal bikini-like thing and tells her that if she takes no other advice, put some real clothes on.  Meta, but also hilarious.

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March 2015 Books Completed

March was a catch-up month for the 100 Books Challenge.  I did decently in February, but January’s tiny list left me scrambling a bit for the year.

But I managed to get a good chunk read in March!  Part of it related to the books I read for one of my current classes at Rosemont.  More of it related to my internship — both books represented by the agency I’m at and books that might influence me there.

You may notice that the ratings of these books are extremely high, especially for my tastes.  I’ve gotten pretty picky of late — if something starts to bore me, I just put it down.  And out of these ten (!) books, there was really only one I found on the less-engaging end, but as a nonfiction book, it still delivered the necessary information.

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