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No big deal, just changing lives...

Next week is National Library Week. The theme this year is Lives change @ your library and as you can see from the sweet header, the honorary chair is… 240 more words

Never let me go (2010)

Much like The Handmaid’s Tale (with which Romanek’s movieshares many an intimate moment), Never let me go is total bullshit. If you read it from the SF perspective, that is. 875 more words

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Book Review: The Handmaid's Tale

The Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret Atwood (1985)

Goodreads Rating 3.98

Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead. She may leave the home of the Commander and his wife once a day to walk to food markets whose signs are now pictures instead of words because women are no longer allowed to read.

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Book Reviews

The First Five

I’ve taken a look at Amazon’s list of novels and here are my top five to choose from:

A Wrinkle in Time
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory… 278 more words

A Wrinkle In Time

My Review of "The Handmaid's Tale"

Welcome to the Republic of Gilead. This is a country that has a northeastern state called Maine, shares a northern border with Canada, has a very powerful Protestant majority, and holds very illiberal ideas on gender and sexuality. 849 more words


5 books for the first-time SF reader

I am frequently asked what books to recommend to readers who are approaching science fiction for the first time.

(Yes, it’s official -  I am a nerd. 1,221 more words

Andrew R. Cameron

Saudi Arabia - the only country in the world where women aren't allowed to drive

The issue of gender inequality in Saudi Arabia is a topic of considerable interest on the world stage, I will be focussing on the specific issue of women not being permitted to drive. 509 more words