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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.

The Ninth Rain by Jen Williams

It’s only natural that you end up comparing a writer’s new work to what they’ve previously delivered. Given that Jen Williams’ Copper Cat series was one of the most fun I’ve read in recent years, it was always going to ...

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Life: Be careful what you search for

Here is a review of Life in one sentence: an unacknowledged Alien reboot where the humans bring the alien on board deliberately. Once you know the premise of this film, you know exactly how it will play out. There is ...

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What makes a good short story collection?

I’ve only recently started to appreciate collections of short stories. While I’ve always enjoyed short stories as individual entities, sitting down to read bite-sized stories never really appealed to me. Instead, I always preferred to get stuck into a novel, ...

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Streaming music has us divided

How relevant is the singles chart these days? [*Note: The numbers used in this article refer to UK sales/streams only.] Now that streaming is counted along with sales (which is currently 150 streams to equal one ‘sale’), the charts have ...

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Logan: What did you do?

My enjoyment of the latest standalone Wolverine film was unexpected. None of the previous installments have been good, for one, and the hard sell marketing campaign around a big budget film like this always makes me nervous. Thankfully, the hype was ...

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Nostalgic Impulse: Battle Royale

This cult classic courted controversy when it was first released for its ‘vulgar violence’. It was rated R in its home country of Japan and was either banned or found only limited releases in other countries. Watching it now, I ...

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