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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.

Lucky Ghost by Matthew Blakstad

Cyberpunk has, understandably, been enjoying a resurgence of late. Our lives are practically a cyberpunk reality, with net neutrality issues and augmented reality devices growing in popularity. Not only is the technology of cyberpunk becoming ubiquitous in the real-world, the ...

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Darien by C. F. Iggulden

C. F. Iggulden is the pseudonym of successful historical fiction writer Conn Iggulden. Darien is the author’s first attempt at a fantasy series, and a YA series at that. Having never read any of his previous work, I went into ...

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Spider-Man: Homecoming

From the updated version of the Spider-Man theme song to Tom Holland’s exuberant performance, the newest reboot of Spider-Man is best described in one word: adorable. Perhaps that isn’t what you want in a superhero film, but I found it ...

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Okja: Unsophisticated issue-led propaganda

My only other exposure to writer/director Joon-ho Bong’s work is cli-fi Snowpiercer. While the Chris Evans science fiction flick had environmental issues as a backdrop to a tense thriller, Okja is entirely about the cruelties of the meat industry at ...

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Shattered Minds by Laura Lam

My previous forays into cyberpunk have not always been positive. I barely made it through Gibson’s Neuromancer, for instance. I forced myself to read to the end. I mean, it is a classic, genre-defining novel, I should be able to ...

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GLOW: We will be invincible!

The new female-centric Netflix show, GLOW, is very loosely inspired by the actual women’s wrestling league of the 1980’s, Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling. But beyond the idea of doing such a show, very little else in the series takes its ...

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