Before school started this week, I finished my little tower of book boxes. I found this idea down in L.A. at Skylight Books where there is a wall of boxes carved to look like a tree with all sorts of book related words and images around it. Skylight has a big skylight in the center of the store with a real tree growing underneath it. … Continue reading Sunday Salon: There’s Sherlock Holmes in Them Thar’ Hills!
A few months ago an article by Kameron Hurley finally came to my attention via a mention on Podcastle. “‘We Have Always Fought’: Challenging the ‘Women, Cattle and Slaves’ Narrative” makes the argument that women have always been warriors and that it’s time to start portraying them as such particularly in science fiction and fantasy. I’m not enough of a historian to say whether or not … Continue reading Mining for Freedom by Sylvia Alden Roberts