Lately, I've been reading Seanan McGuire's Wayward Children series. It's a fun series of books, starting with what is probably a modern classic of Every Heart A Doorway, and following several characters through the currently-published five books. What's particularly notable about Wayward Children is the casual, cheerful representation; book one alone features a trans male character (Kade), … Continue reading Behind the Curtain: Wayward Children- What About Jill?
This is an interesting entry in my book review series, because The Northern Caves is, not strictly speaking, a book! Instead, The Northern Caves is one of those oddities on Archive of Our Own; original fiction that still taps into 'fannish culture' enough to be featured on AO3. There's plenty of these, but The Northern Caves also occupies a … Continue reading The Gremlin’s Library: The Northern Caves by Nostalgebraist
The first few pages of Midnight Robber feel like being dropped into a brand new language - and realistically, you are. If you know the language. you're fine. It takes a little readjustment, sure, but only the same amount of adjustment that a speaker of Received Pronounciation British English needs to do for the terms … Continue reading The Gremlin’s Library: Midnight Robber by Nalo Hopkinson
Thank you to Theia for sensitivity reading this chapter! tw: stalking, gun violence, severe PTSD flashbacks/triggers, attempted/threatened murder, implied toxic relationship, shooting in a public place, hallucinations/unreality/intrusive thoughts, white aggression towards a Black girl I wasn’t sure what to say. I would have been scared for Nathan if it weren’t for the stupid fucking look … Continue reading Ghosts in Quicksilver: 2.15: Ultraviolet
Well. WELL. WELL. I was confused, mildly curious and definitely tempted by the first chapter. I was not prepared. God fucking damn. Dead Astronauts is the literary equivalent of that one scene from Neon Genesis Evangelion - well, okay, there's multiple. But the one that I can't stop thinking about is the notorious "mind rape" scene … Continue reading The Gremlin’s Library: Dead Astronauts by Jeff Vandermeer