Tag Archives: characters

The Darth Vader Parenthood Award for Outstandingly Horrible Fictional Parents

Last week, I came across a Tor.com post by Emily Asher-Perrin, in which she claimed that we can safely say that Sarek of Vulcan is science fiction’s worst dad. Both the headline and the post left me baffled, for while … Continue reading

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More gender discussion and remembering Jean Giraud

The discussion about female characters is still going on with Elisabeth Moon responding to Rose Lemberg and Amal El-Mohtar responding to Elisabeth Moon. Nick Mamatas talks about the perils of the wineglass shaped story. I don’t necessarily agree with his … Continue reading

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Women Writers, Women Characters and International Wom

March 8 is international women’s day and also the birthday of a very dear friend of mine (scroll down past the flowers). Tonight I attended the book launch for Triangel by Elke Marion Weiß. I know Elke from her time … Continue reading

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Paranormal Romance and the Alpha Male

At All About Romance, Lynn Spencer wonders whether heroes in paranormal romance are given a pass for controlling, stalkerish and sometimes outright violent behaviour towards their heroines that readers would not tolerate in historical or contemporary romances. Now I have … Continue reading

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Links and Miscellany

I still have some prep work to do for school, so here are some miscellaneous links in lieu of a proper post: Here is a nice post on fiction written by fictional characters from the All About Romance blog. Quite … Continue reading

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