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Sexually charged feminine villainy in SFF

From witches to succubi to super-powered femme fatales, female villains in SFF have long been defined by their sexuality. With skimpy outfits and powers derived from their sexuality or used to enhance their sexual attractiveness, these villainous women seem incapable ...

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Deerskin by Robin McKinley

It is no secret that I love Robin McKinley. The book that I most often reread is The Hero and the Crown, a favourite of mine since I was a child. Having previously only known her as a children’s writer, ...

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