SFWA cancelling Mercedes Lackey is disgusting and shameful. But I had assumed Lackey wouldn't be notably harmed personally. She's established and has her fan base, after all. Turns out I was wrong. I forgot not everyone is jaded internet denizens like ourselves. Some people are…
Mercedes Lackey is a grand dame of Fantasy fiction. She's published over 140 novels, and might be one of the most prolific professional SF/F authors of…
Rich Man's Sky, by Wil McCarthy and Poor Man's Sky, by Wil McCarthy Synopsis: In the near future, humanity takes the first steps to creating off-Earth…
In some regions of some states, gender reassignment is over-prescribed, both by self-assessment and by affirming clinics. In those places, at this time…
There are people who think abortion (outside of specific exceptions for rape/incest/medical necessity) is morally impermissible. One of their defenses…
Hi. I used to blog at DeathIsBadBlog.com. I’m moving my way over to SubStack, due to Bryan Caplan’s post Who Should Switch to Substack? He’s a pretty…
I. The Trope-Namer The original blood libel was the claim that Jews killed Christian babies to use their blood in rituals. It was spread to incite…
She Who Became The Sun, by Shelley Parker-Chan Synopsis: A novelization of the rise of the Ming Dynasty, but the founding emperor is reimagined as a…
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