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Sleeps With Monsters: Logan and Gender Roles

A new column at Tor.com:

Logan is a strange sort of superhero film. It made me laugh for all the wrong reasons, so determined as it was to embrace its postapocalyptic Western mood that it wandered into some fairly ridiculous territory—despite its at-times touching interest in, and commentary on, filial bonds and caregiving.


Hunters and Horrors

Things are frantic right now – just finished with wedding festivities and the in-laws have returned home. I’m gearing up for some long work days, as we’re moving to a new office and there’s lots of IT work to be done in preparation. 578 more words


Proud Infinity pt 32

Trego is in jail wondering if everything was just a dream.

“You would forsake me so fast?”  It was her voice.  I wondered how long before I would start hallucinating about her. 628 more words

Thoughts on Waking Gods by Slyvain Neuvel

Waking Gods by Slyvain Neuvel

Highly Recommended!

Published by Del Rey
Publication Date : April 4th, 2017
Available as eBook & hardback – 320 Pages…
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February and March reads

Named of the Dragon by Susanna Kearsley – This is an older/earlier book, and it shows in the development of the plot, such as it is.   327 more words

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Brexit Implications for Orkney: "Mind the Financial Gap !"

An important meeting  took place on Monday night (27th March) on the implications of Brexit for us in Orkney.  The discussion chaired by BBC Radio Orkney’s Dave Gray was led by Professor Michael Keating of the Centre for Constitutional Change. 920 more words

Orkney News

Announcing: The Gibson Continuum and Other Stories

In these ten short stories, ghosts of 1980s nostalgia haunt a young man searching for the essence of cyberpunk; sentient AIs respond to the death of the last human; a cleaner on Titan Orbiter becomes embroiled in a workers’ revolution; and a man figures out he can live forever by gaming subjective time. 81 more words