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The Revolution Will Be Televised: Some Thoughts on Masters of the Universe Revolution

When the first half of Masters of the Universe: Revelation came out in the summer of 2021, I watched it with very few preconceptions beyond having seen some really cool looking trailers and promo images and thinking, “This looks like … Continue reading

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Some Comments on the 2023 Hugo Winners

The winners of the 2023 Hugo Awards were announced today at Worldcon in Chengdu, China. My thoughts on the finalists may be found here. I almost forgot that the Hugos were today, because a) I normally don’t expect Worldcon or … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts on the 2023 Hugo Finalists

After taking an inordinately long time to tabulate the nominations, the Chengdu Worldcon finally announced the 2023 Hugo finalists last night – after accidentally posting a not quite correct list on their website a few days ago. Of course, there … Continue reading

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Same Old Debate, New Clothes: The Cozy Horror Controversy

Sigh. It’s that time of the year again and we’re having the same old debate again whether some interlopers are trying to ruin the purity of the genre and gentrify it by writing and reading the wrong sort of books. … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts on the 2022 Nebula Award Winners

The winners of the 2022 Nebula Awards were announced last night at 5 AM my time, which is why the commentary post is somewhat later than usual. It’s also a bit shorter than usual, because I’m off to Metropol Con … Continue reading

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The Mandalorian and Baby Grogu return to Mandalore and meet “The Spies”

Welcome to the latest instalment of my episode by episode reviews of season three of The Mandalorian. Previous installments may be found here. Warning! Spoilers behind the cut!

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The Mandalorian and Baby Grogu deal with “The Pirate”

Welcome to the latest instalment of my episode by episode reviews of season of The Mandalorian. Previous installments may be found here. Warning! Spoilers behind the cut!

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Non-Fiction Spotlight: A Haunted History of Invisible Women – True Stories of America’s Ghosts by Leanna Renee Hieber and Andrea Janes

After the Hugos is before the next Hugos, so I’m continuing my Non-Fiction Spotlight project, where I interview the authors/editors of SFF-related non-fiction books that come out in 2022 and are eligible for the 2023 Hugo Awards. For more about … Continue reading

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Masters-of-the-Universe-Piece Theatre: “New Look”

It’s time for another Masters-of-the-Universe-Piece Theatre photo story. The name “Masters-of-the-Universe-Piece Theatre” was coined by Kevin Beckett at the Whetstone Discord server. You can check out all the Masters-of-the-Universe-Piece Theatre Photo Stories here. I have had some new arrivals recently, … Continue reading

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Non-Fiction Spotlight: Rediscovery: Science Fiction by Women Volume 2 (1953 to 1957), edited by Gideon Marcus

After the Hugos is before the next Hugos, so I’m continuing my Non-Fiction Spotlight project, where I interview the authors/editors of SFF-related non-fiction books that come out in 2022 and are eligible for the 2023 Hugo Awards. For more about … Continue reading

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