1.1 – CASSANDRA: TWO HALVES

the unbelieved prediction ˑ the unforeseen future ˑ the unexpected inevitable Twins are supposed to get along – it’s one of those immutable rules in the social contract, right next to thou shalt not be inconveniently traumatized and mothers are all divine blessings – but Cassandra’s never quite clicked with hers. They’re two halves of … Continue reading 1.1 – CASSANDRA: TWO HALVES

First Chapter Thoughts: Annihilation by Jeff Vandermeer

I'm somebody who enjoys both books and movies equally, and am often in the unenviable position of enjoying both a book and its adaptation. This is funny enough with things like Lord of the Rings, where at least the nerdboy contingent is balanced out by widespread cultural love. Annihilation, however, is an amusing case where … Continue reading First Chapter Thoughts: Annihilation by Jeff Vandermeer

Ghosts in Quicksilver: 2:13: Heavy the Heads

tw: police brutality mention, suicide mention, Russia/fascism mention, porn/masturbation mention, vigilante justice/ethics discussed, lashing out/coping with violence, incredibly bad sibling relationships Cassandra stayed framed in the window, staring at me and Jaylie through the opening. Then, once Will had stepped back and given her some room, she placed her feet elegantly on the sill and … Continue reading Ghosts in Quicksilver: 2:13: Heavy the Heads

The Gremlin’s Library: Bloodchild and Other Stories by Octavia Butler

I confess, I've never actually read Octavia Butler before. It wasn't deliberate - a lot of her work just falls more to the sci-fi side of spec, and I tend to seek out fantasy. Plus, for whatever reason (we all know why), she never comes up on those Big Fancy Rec Lists or gets assigned … Continue reading The Gremlin’s Library: Bloodchild and Other Stories by Octavia Butler