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Zeitoun by Dave Eggars

Zeitoun is not just a story about a natural disaster, it’s the story of a family. The Zeitoun family was living in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina and this true story of their experience will change the way you look at the world.” … 440 more words

What We're Reading This Week

Gender-neutral military service in Elizabeth Moon's Once a Hero

Elizabeth Moon writes sf about the space navy, making combat and military command truly gender-neutral: I did a podcast on her back in 2012. I first came across Moon when she co-wrote volumes 1 and 3 of a space trilogy with Anne McCaffrey, called… 1,613 more words

20thC

World War One in Fantastic Fiction: "Tradition"

Tradition“, Elizabeth Moon, 1998

On the outbreak of World War One, two dreadnoughts were being finished up in British shipyards. They had been ordered by the Turkish government and paid for by public subscription. 669 more words

Science Fiction

Wars to End All Wars

Having just finished an alternate history, Clash of Eagles, I decided to read another one. Since I’d just been to the National World War One Museum the day before — and this was on the review pile, I picked this one. 693 more words

Science Fiction

Todd McCaffrey’s Dragonholder

I wanted to read Todd McCaffrey’s memoir of Anne McCaffrey because I was captivated by her novels when I was a teenager. But the last time I reread one, I was a little disappointed. 809 more words

Fiction: 20th Century

Skirts and Swords - Female-led Epic Fantasy

Female-led epic fantasy isn’t very easy to find. So it’s great to see a new box set compilation come out, featuring stories from L.P. Dover, R.K. 366 more words

Epic Fantasy