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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.

Supergirl’s death rattle

Well, that didn’t take long. The pilot was oh so promising with it’s fun silliness and feminist mentality. What happened? The third episode, ‘Fight or Flight’ sees Supergirl take on one of Superman’s villains, Reactron. As already well established, much ...

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Made to Kill by Adam Christopher

From the blurb, Made to Kill sounded like it was 100% made for me. A science fiction noir with robots? Sign me up! My love affair of the noir genre began in childhood after discovering Humphrey Bogart in The Big ...

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The Godless by Ben Peek

The Gods are dying. Fifteen thousand years after the end of their war, their bodies can still be found across the world. They kneel in forests, lie beneath mountains, and rest at the bottom of the world’s ocean. For thousands ...

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Spectre: The ghost of a story

Creating story to a set structure is nothing to sniff at. After all, it’s worked for Bernard Cornwell all these years. But after the fresh of breath air that was Skyfall, the familiar ground covered in Spectre tastes stale. There ...

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Welcome to Night Vale: A Novel

Welcome to Night Vale surprised almost everyone when it topped the podcast chart in the US. Since then, it has developed a loyal, cult following. And there’s no surprise in that. The podcast is creepy, sometimes terrifying, weird, surreal, and ...

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FantasyCon 2015: How to be an awesome panellist

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For all writers, readers, publishers, agents, and general genre enthusiasts, FantasyCon is one of the friendliest and informative places to be. For those of you unfamiliar with FantasyCon, it is unlike the conventions you may be used to – it ...

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Hollywood’s love affair with whitewashing

In Pan, recently released in cinemas worldwide, Rooney Mara’s casting as the Native American Tiger Lilly has left audiences baffled. Could the studio possibly have chosen a whiter white girl to portray a Native American character? And why would they ...

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