I just finished one of the most compelling reads I have enjoyed in years – when you read the final page of a novel, close the back cover and feel a sense of deprivation, you know you have read something genuinely good. John Marrs’s The One is full of twists and turns, unexpected reversals and […]Read more "Love, Life and Responsibility – What John Marrs’s Sci Fi Thriller ‘The One’ Has to Teach Us About Choice and Romance"
Well, where to start? We’ve got Klingons with wrinkly foetus heads, uniforms and technology completely out of sink with the established Trek timeline, a race engineered to sense the coming of death, a main character who was, yes, the adopted half sister of Spock (because it wouldn’t be a new Star Trek spin off without […]Read more "Star Trek’s Destruction through Discovery (But I’ll Watch it Anyway)"
The Handmaid’s Tale seems to be everywhere at the moment: its on the bookshelves – as the sales of dystopia novels reach record highs; its on the TV with the recent hit show of the same name on America’s Hulu; and its in the click bait on your Facebook newsfeed, dominating every political conversation that […]Read more "The Handmaid’s Tale is Watching You : The New Cultural Feminist Icon"
We know that the original series of Star Trek has something of a reputation for arrogance, with its brash, commanding, womanising Captain Kirk who always wants “answers” rather than “questions” and “solutions” rather than “problems”, and always “now!”. Grrrr. Kirk boldly goes into the great unknown of the unexplored regions of our galaxy, mucking about […]Read more "What Would Picard Do? Transposing TNG into TOS"
Dear Internet! This is a blog designed as an outlet for my many disjointed thoughts on everything from current events to film reviews to musings on why Seven of Nine might logically need to wear high heels as part of her Voyager outfit. I am an early career researcher on boipolitics, gender, sci-fi and contemporary […]Read more "An Outlet for my Graphomania!"