First Chapter Thoughts: Dragon Physician by Joyce Chng

One of the tropes that can go either tremendously well or terrifyingly badly in speculative fiction is the inverted gender role society; a matriarchy, usually oppressive, that denies men rights. Written by cis men, it's unbearably self-victimizing. Written by cis women, it's interesting but usually incredibly cissexist and binary. (There are a few examples that … Continue reading First Chapter Thoughts: Dragon Physician by Joyce Chng

The Gremlin’s Library: Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan

This book wasn't quite what I expected - I knew the basic premise, but not much else - but I really enjoyed it. It's hard for me to say it was a fun read, because Girls of Paper and Fire deals with some extremely heavy topics. First and foremost of these is sexual assault, so a heads … Continue reading The Gremlin’s Library: Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan

Review: Girl with the Red Balloon

After seeing it on my timeline consistently, I finally got the chance to take Katherine Locke's The Girl with the Red Balloon out of the library. As somebody reconnecting with a Jewish heritage I never got to learn about, I was pretty excited, but I didn't know much about what to expect. What I got was haunting, gorgeous … Continue reading Review: Girl with the Red Balloon