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Wynonna Earp: This Earp is nobody’s victim!

Wynonna Earp first appeared back in 1996. The limited series, written by Beau Smith, has since become something of a cult hit. Originally published by Image Comics, it moved to IDW in 2003. In April this year, Syfy launched its television series based on the comic, which proved the perfect time ...

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The Girl with All the Gifts: She is the main ingredient

I can’t be the only person to think there are shades of Roald Dahl’s Matilda in The Girl with All the Gifts. Precocious child with unique abilities aids her idolised teacher in a world otherwise populated by hostile adults. The key difference here is the zombies. It’s certainly enough for ...

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Captain Fantastic: Happy Noam Chomsky Day!

Fair warning: as a non-committal leftie who is never going to be able to live up to the utopian ideals I espouse and is deeply guilt-ridden over my compromised stance within the capitalist web of corruption that we currently call ‘society’, this film was always going to appeal to me. ...

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Kubo and the Two Strings: If you must blink, do it now

Considering most children’s films are saccharine explosions of gaudiness rendered in bargain basement 3D animation with glib, feel-good pop music for soundtracks, it’s nice to see a children’s film with a sense of craft about it. Kubo and the Two Strings is from stop motion animation studio Laika (of Coraline, ...

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Ghost Talkers by Mary Robinette Kowal

Having been a regular listener of the excellent Writing Excuses podcast for several years, it’s amazing that I’ve never read any of Mary’s novels before now. But Ghost Talkers felt like a good introduction, being a standalone fantasy novel. Not only that, the premise sounded bloody brilliant. I love a good ...

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wynonna

Wynonna Earp: This Earp is nobody’s victim!

Wynonna Earp first appeared back in 1996. The limited series, written by Beau Smith, has since become something of a cult hit. Originally published by Image Comics, it moved to IDW in 2003. In April this year, Syfy launched its television series based on the comic, which proved the perfect time ...

Read More »
gwatg-group

The Girl with All the Gifts: She is the main ingredient

I can’t be the only person to think there are shades of Roald Dahl’s Matilda in The Girl with All the Gifts. Precocious child with unique abilities aids her idolised teacher in a world otherwise populated by hostile adults. The key difference here is the zombies. It’s certainly enough for ...

Read More »
i-want-that-suit

Captain Fantastic: Happy Noam Chomsky Day!

Fair warning: as a non-committal leftie who is never going to be able to live up to the utopian ideals I espouse and is deeply guilt-ridden over my compromised stance within the capitalist web of corruption that we currently call ‘society’, this film was always going to appeal to me. ...

Read More »
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Kubo and the Two Strings: If you must blink, do it now

Considering most children’s films are saccharine explosions of gaudiness rendered in bargain basement 3D animation with glib, feel-good pop music for soundtracks, it’s nice to see a children’s film with a sense of craft about it. Kubo and the Two Strings is from stop motion animation studio Laika (of Coraline, ...

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Barriers to women in SFF publishing: Live at Nine Worlds

It seems fitting that Breaking the Glass Slipper would make its live debut at Nine Worlds Geekfest in London, a convention that prides itself on diversity, panel parity, and accessibility. As such, we were there flying the flag for women in genre fiction, recording our panel on ‘barriers to women ...

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Binge watching: Misfits

There are very few shows I watch on a weekly basis. Other than Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, those that keep me glued to the TV when a show is first released are those that have become ‘events’, like Game of Thrones. I mean, god help anyone who goes ...

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BtGS: Virgins and villainesses (part 2)

It’s a bit of a long one this week. Get the three of us together and we can’t shut up about female villains! While I might be biased, I have to say that this is one of our best episodes yet, with Lucy spouting such gems like ‘speaking of psychos…’ ...

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Nostalgic Impulse: Sunset Boulevard (1950)

They don’t make films like this anymore. I realise Sunset Boulevard is well before my time and that I’m a tad young to be so nostalgic for the past, but I defy anyone to watch this classic without feeling this way. Billy Wilder has made some brilliant films and Sunset ...

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