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Author Archives: Megan Leigh

Writer and editor of Pop Verse. Co-host of Breaking the Glass Slipper. My special interests include publishing, creative writing, and geekery.

BtGS: Virgins and villainesses (part 1)

Have you ever noticed that the women who have sex are often the first to die, while their virginal counterparts tend to last through to the bitter end? This week, Lucy, Charlotte, and I discuss the beginnings of this trope ...

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The Interminables by Paige Orwin

I have been making an effort to ensure I read more novels by women, particularly debuts. Thankfully, I’ve been finding more and more excellent books being published by my gender! We girls are doing our bit to ensure that SFF ...

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5 times science fiction tackled racism

Here’s my theory: if more Brits were science fiction fans, the vote Leave campaign would never have succeeded. Despite how complex the issue of whether or not to remain in the EU really was, the campaign in the lead-up to ...

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Breaking the Glass Slipper: Labyrinth

This Monday marked the 30th anniversary of Labyrinth’s release (in the US). In these three decades, the entire world has been captivated by the story of teenager Sarah and her adventures in the labyrinth. The film is dark, imaginative, and strangely ...

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Independence Day: Resurgence

If you’re a big fan of the original film, Independence Day: Resurgence, will probably keep you amused for two hours. It is fun, stupid, and overblown. There are pointless scenes, terrible dialogue, and questionable (at best) character motivations. But hey, ...

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